This gene encodes a protein which belongs to the C2H2-type zinc finger proteins subclass of the Gli family. They are characterized as DNA-binding transcription factors and are mediators of Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling. The protein encoded by this gene localizes in the cytoplasm and activates patched Drosophila homolog (PTCH) gene expression. It is also thought to play a role during embryogenesis. Mutations in this gene have been associated with several diseases, including Greig cephalopolysyndactyly syndrome, Pallister-Hall syndrome, preaxial polydactyly type IV, and postaxial polydactyly types A1 and B.
GLI3; GLI family zinc finger 3; GCPS, GLI Kruppel family member GLI3 , glioma associated oncogene family zinc finger 3 , Greig cephalopolysyndactyly syndrome , PHS; transcriptional activator GLI3; ACLS; DNA binding protein; oncogene GLI3; PAP A; PAPA; PAPA1; PAPB; PPDIV; zinc finger protein GLI3; GLI-Kruppel family member GLI3; glioma-associated oncogene family zinc finger 3; PHS; GCPS; PAP-A; GLI3FL; GLI3-190; GLI3 full length protein; GLI-Kruppel family member GLI3 (Greig cephalopolysyndactyly syndrome); im:7142603; zinc finger transcription factor Gli3