Aliases for MGA Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MGA Gene
GeneCards Summary for MGA Gene
MGA (MAX Dimerization Protein MGA) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Pathways Affected in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-binding transcription factor activity and protein dimerization activity. An important paralog of this gene is TBX2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for MGA Gene
Functions as a dual-specificity transcription factor, regulating the expression of both MAX-network and T-box family target genes. Functions as a repressor or an activator. Binds to 5'-AATTTCACACCTAGGTGTGAAATT-3' core sequence and seems to regulate MYC-MAX target genes. Suppresses transcriptional activation by MYC and inhibits MYC-dependent cell transformation. Function activated by heterodimerization with MAX. This heterodimerization serves the dual function of both generating an E-box-binding heterodimer and simultaneously blocking interaction of a corepressor (By similarity).