Aliases for STAT6 Gene
External Ids for STAT6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for STAT6 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 plays a central role in exerting IL4 mediated biological responses. It is found to induce the expression of BCL2L1/BCL-X(L), which is responsible for the anti-apoptotic activity of IL4. Knockout studies in mice suggested the roles of this gene in differentiation of T helper 2 (Th2) cells, expression of cell surface markers, and class switch of immunoglobulins. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants.[provided by RefSeq, May 2010]
GeneCards Summary for STAT6 Gene
STAT6 (Signal Transducer And Activator Of Transcription 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with STAT6 include Hemangiopericytoma, Malignant and Nut Allergy. Among its related pathways are Development IGF-1 receptor signaling and Adipogenesis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA binding transcription factor activity and sequence-specific DNA binding. An important paralog of this gene is STAT5A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for STAT6 Gene
Carries out a dual function: signal transduction and activation of transcription. Involved in IL4/interleukin-4- and IL3/interleukin-3-mediated signaling.