This gene is a member of the plant homeodomain (PHD)-like finger (PHF) family. It encodes a protein with two PHD-type zinc finger domains, indicating a potential role in transcriptional regulation, that localizes to the nucleolus. Mutations affecting the coding region of this gene or the splicing of the transcript have been associated with Borjeson-Forssman-Lehmann syndrome (BFLS), a disorder characterized by mental retardation, epilepsy, hypogonadism, hypometabolism, obesity, swelling of subcutaneous tissue of the face, narrow palpebral fissures, and large ears. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants, encoding different isoforms.
PHF6; PHD finger protein 6; BFLS, BORJ, Borjeson Forssman Lehmann syndrome; CENP 31; centromere protein 31; KIAA1823; MGC14797; AC004383.6; BORJ; OTTHUMP00000024063; PHD like zinc finger protein; PHD-like zinc finger protein; BFLS; CENP-31; zgc:55403; wu:fa22g03