transcription factor of the STAT family. Plays a central role in IL4-mediated biological responses. Induces the expression of BCL2L1/BCL-X(L), which is responsible for the anti-apoptotic activity of IL4. May function in the differentiation of T helper 2 cells and class switch of immunoglobulins. Forms homo- or heterodimers that translocate into the nucleus where they regulate transcription. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Molecular Function: identical protein binding; protein binding; protein phosphatase binding; transcription factor activity
Biological Process: positive regulation of interferon type I production; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; signal transduction
Alt. Names/Synonyms: D12S1644; IL-4 Stat; IL-4-STAT; Signal transducer and activator of transcription 6; signal transducer and activator of transcription 6, interleukin-4 induced; STAT, interleukin4-induced; STAT6; STAT6B; STAT6C; transcription factor IL-4 STAT