transcription factor that mediates signal transduction by the transforming growth factor superfamily. The common smad (co-smad). Binds directly to consensus DNA-binding elements in the promoters of target genes. Promotes binding of the Smad2/Smad4/Fast-1 complex to DNA and provides an activation function required for Smad1 or Smad2 to stimulate transcription. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: DNA binding protein; Transcription, coactivator/corepressor
Molecular Function: collagen binding; identical protein binding; protein binding; transforming growth factor beta receptor, common-partner cytoplasmic mediator activity; protein homodimerization activity; DNA binding; sequence-specific DNA binding; metal ion binding; chromatin binding; transcription factor activity
Biological Process: developmental growth; axon guidance; positive regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; sebaceous gland development; palate development; negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; BMP signaling pathway; negative regulation of cell proliferation; regulation of transforming growth factor beta receptor signaling pathway; transforming growth factor beta receptor signaling pathway; mesoderm development; neural crest cell differentiation; positive regulation of BMP signaling pathway; transcription initiation from RNA polymerase II promoter; regulation of transforming growth factor-beta2 production; transcription, DNA-dependent; regulation of binding; in utero embryonic development; neuron fate commitment; positive regulation of transforming growth factor beta receptor signaling pathway; gastrulation with mouth forming second; somite rostral/caudal axis specification; SMAD protein complex assembly; formation of anatomical boundary; endothelial cell activation; cell proliferation; ureteric bud branching; response to hypoxia; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; gene expression; regulation of hair follicle development; negative regulation of cell growth; negative regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; negative regulation of protein catabolic process; endoderm development
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.