MAFA Acts as a transcriptional factor. Specifically binds the insulin enhancer element RIPE3b and activates insulin gene expression. Cooperates synergistically with NEUROD1 and PDX1. Phosphorylation by GSK3 increases its transcriptional activity and is required for its oncogenic activity. Involved either as an oncogene or as a tumor suppressor, depending on the cell context. Binds DNA as a homodimer (Probable). Interacts with NEUROD1, PCAF and PDX1. Up-regulated by glucose. Belongs to the bZIP family. Maf subfamily. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: DNA-binding; Oncoprotein; Transcription factor; Tumor suppressor
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 15|15 D3
Cellular Component:  nucleus
Molecular Function:  DNA binding; DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; DNA-binding transcription factor activity; RNA polymerase II proximal promoter sequence-specific DNA binding; sequence-specific DNA binding
Biological Process:  insulin secretion; nitric oxide mediated signal transduction; positive regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II; positive regulation of transcription, DNA-templated; regulation of transcription, DNA-templated; response to glucose
Reference #:  Q8CF90 (UniProtKB)
Alt. Names/Synonyms: Mafa; Mafa homolog; Pancreatic beta-cell-specific transcriptional activator; RIPE3b1; Transcription factor MafA; v-maf musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene family, protein A (avian); V-maf musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog A
Gene Symbols: Mafa
Molecular weight: 37,576 Da
Basal Isoelectric point: 7.51  Predict pI for various phosphorylation states
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Cross-references to other databases:  STRING  |  BioGPS  |  Pfam  |  Phospho.ELM  |  NetworKIN  |  UniProtKB  |  Entrez-Gene  |  Ensembl Gene