Aliases for STAT5B Gene
External Ids for STAT5B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for STAT5B Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the STAT family of transcription factors. In response to cytokines and growth factors, STAT family members are phosphorylated by the receptor associated kinases, and then form homo- or heterodimers that translocate to the cell nucleus where they act as transcription activators. This protein mediates the signal transduction triggered by various cell ligands, such as IL2, IL4, CSF1, and different growth hormones. It has been shown to be involved in diverse biological processes, such as TCR signaling, apoptosis, adult mammary gland development, and sexual dimorphism of liver gene expression. This gene was found to fuse to retinoic acid receptor-alpha (RARA) gene in a small subset of acute promyelocytic leukemias (APLL). The dysregulation of the signaling pathways mediated by this protein may be the cause of the APLL. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for STAT5B Gene
STAT5B (Signal Transducer And Activator Of Transcription 5B) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with STAT5B include Growth Hormone Insensitivity With Immunodeficiency and Leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic, Somatic. Among its related pathways are Immune response_IL-12 signaling pathway and Interleukin-3, 5 and GM-CSF signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding and sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is STAT5A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for STAT5B Gene
Carries out a dual function: signal transduction and activation of transcription. Mediates cellular responses to the cytokine KITLG/SCF and other growth factors. Binds to the GAS element and activates PRL-induced transcription.