This gene is a member of the MYC family and encodes a protein with a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) domain. This protein is located in the nucleus and must dimerize with another bHLH protein in order to bind DNA. Amplification of this gene is associated with a variety of tumors, most notably neuroblastomas. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
Subcellular location: Nucleus
Synonyms: NMYC, ODED, MODED, N-myc, bHLHe37, N-myc proto-oncogene protein, Class E basic helix-loop-helix protein 37, MYCN