transcription factor of the STAT family. Phosphorylated and activated by receptor-associated kinases downstream of many cytokines and growth-factor receptors. Essential for mediating responses to IL12 in lymphocytes, and regulating the differentiation of T helper cells. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: DNA binding protein; Transcription factor
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 2q32.2-q32.3
Cellular Component: cytoplasm; nucleolus; nucleus
Molecular Function: signal transducer activity; sequence-specific DNA binding; calcium ion binding; transcription factor activity
Biological Process: cell proliferation; transcription, DNA-dependent; cytokine and chemokine mediated signaling pathway; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; JAK-STAT cascade; protein amino acid phosphorylation
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.