a proto-oncogenic transcription factor of the nuclear factor-kappaB (NFkB) group. There are five NFkB proteins in mammals (RelA/NFkB-p65, RelB, c-Rel, NF-_B1/NFkB-p105, and NF-_B2/NFkB-p100). They form a variety of homodimers and heterodimers, each of which activates its own characteristic set of genes. May play a role in differentiation and lymphopoiesis. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Molecular Function: chromatin binding; protein binding; sequence-specific DNA binding; transcription factor activity
Biological Process: cytokine production; I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB cascade; inflammatory response; innate immune response; negative regulation of interferon-beta production; negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; positive regulation of interleukin-12 biosynthetic process; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; positive regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; response to cytokine stimulus