Aliases for IRF8 Gene
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Previous Symbols for IRF8 Gene
Interferon consensus sequence-binding protein (ICSBP) is a transcription factor of the interferon (IFN) regulatory factor (IRF) family. Proteins of this family are composed of a conserved DNA-binding domain in the N-terminal region and a divergent C-terminal region that serves as the regulatory domain. The IRF family proteins bind to the IFN-stimulated response element (ISRE) and regulate expression of genes stimulated by type I IFNs, namely IFN-alpha and IFN-beta. IRF family proteins also control expression of IFN-alpha and IFN-beta-regulated genes that are induced by viral infection. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for IRF8 Gene
IRF8 (Interferon Regulatory Factor 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IRF8 include steroid dehydrogenase deficiency dental anomalies and immunodeficiency 32b, monocyte and dendritic cell deficiency, autosomal recessive. Among its related pathways are Interferon Signaling and Interferon Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include RNA polymerase II distal enhancer sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity and regulatory region DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is IRF3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IRF8 Gene
Specifically binds to the upstream regulatory region of type I IFN and IFN-inducible MHC class I genes (the interferon consensus sequence (ICS)). Plays a negative regulatory role in cells of the immune system. Involved in CD8(+) dendritic cell differentiation by forming a complex with the BATF-JUNB heterodimer in immune cells, leading to recognition of AICE sequence (5-TGAnTCA/GAAA-3), an immune-specific regulatory element, followed by cooperative binding of BATF and IRF8 and activation of genes (By similarity).