|Other Names||Transcription factor MafF, U-Maf, V-maf musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog F, MAFF|
|Target/Specificity||The synthetic peptide sequence used to generate the antibody AP6837c was selected from the Center region of human MAFF. A 10 to 100 fold molar excess to antibody is recommended. Precise conditions should be optimized for a particular assay.|
|Format||Synthetic peptide was lyophilized with 100% acetonitrile and is supplied as a powder. Reconstitute with 0.1 ml DI water for a final concentration of 1 mg/ml.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C.|
|Precautions||This product is for research use only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Interacts with the upstream promoter region of the oxytocin receptor gene. May be a transcriptional enhancer in the up-regulation of the oxytocin receptor gene at parturition. Since it lacks a putative transactivation domain, it may behave as a transcriptional repressor when it dimerize among himself. May also serve as a transcriptional activator by dimerizing with other (usually larger) basic-zipper proteins and recruiting them to specific DNA-binding sites. May be involved in the cellular stress response.|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in the term myometrium and kidney.|
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MAFF is a basic leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor that lacks a transactivation domain. It is known to bind the US-2 DNA element in the promoter of the oxytocin receptor (OTR) gene and most likely heterodimerizes with other leucine zipper-containing proteins to enhance expression of the OTR gene during term pregnancy. This protein can also form homodimers, and since it lacks a transactivation domain, the homodimer may act as a repressor of transcription.
Kataoka,K., et.al., J. Biol. Chem. 276 (1), 819-826 (2001)
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