a proto-oncogenic transcription factor homologous to the v-ets erythroblastosis virus oncogene. The DNA binding activity of Ets1 is controlled by kinases and transcription factors. It contributes to the regulation of cellular differentiation in hematopoietic cells. Ets1 promotes invasive behavior in endothelial cells, vascular smooth muscle cells and epithelial cancer cells. Regulates the expression of MMP1, MMP3, MMP9 and uPA as well as of VEGF and VEGFR gene expression. Two alternatively spliced isoforms have been described. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: DNA-binding; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Oncoprotein; Transcription factor
Molecular Function: DNA binding; protein binding; transcription factor activity
Biological Process: cell motility involved in cell locomotion; immune response; negative regulation of cell proliferation; PML body organization and biogenesis; positive regulation of cell motility; positive regulation of erythrocyte differentiation; positive regulation of inflammatory response; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; positive regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; regulation of angiogenesis