transcription factor of the STAT family. Phosphorylated and activated by receptor-associated kinases downstream of many cytokines and growth-factor receptors. Constitutively active in a number of human tumors. Forms homo- or heterodimers that translocate into the nucleus where they regulate transcription. Two alternatively spliced isoforms have been described. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: DNA-binding; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Nuclear receptor co-regulator; Transcription factor
Molecular Function: chromatin DNA binding; DNA binding; ligand-dependent nuclear receptor activity; protein binding; protein dimerization activity; protein kinase binding; protein phosphatase binding; signal transducer activity; transcription factor activity; transcription factor binding
Biological Process: astrocyte differentiation; cell motility; cellular response to hormone stimulus; eating behavior; eye photoreceptor cell differentiation; glucose homeostasis; intracellular receptor-mediated signaling pathway; JAK-STAT cascade; leptin-mediated signaling pathway; miRNA-mediated gene silencing, negative regulation of translation; negative regulation of apoptosis; negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; nervous system development; phosphorylation; positive regulation of Notch signaling pathway; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; positive regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; positive regulation of tyrosine phosphorylation of Stat3 protein; protein import into nucleus; radial glial cell differentiation; regulation of cell cycle; regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; response to estradiol stimulus; sexual reproduction; signal transduction; somatic stem cell maintenance; thermoregulation
Alt. Names/Synonyms: Acute-phase response factor; APRF; DNA-binding protein APRF; FLJ20882; HIES; MGC16063; Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3; signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (acute-phase response factor); STAT3