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Tef  -  thyrotroph embryonic factor

Mus musculus

Synonyms: 2310028D20Rik, Thyrotroph embryonic factor
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Biological context of Tef


Anatomical context of Tef

  • These findings suggest that TEF factors contribute to the activation of the telokin promoter in smooth muscle cells in a calcium-dependent manner [2].

Other interactions of Tef

  • This pattern is similar to that of Tef, an Hlf-related bZIP protein [6].


  1. TEF, an antiapoptotic bZIP transcription factor related to the oncogenic E2A-HLF chimera, inhibits cell growth by down-regulating expression of the common beta chain of cytokine receptors. Inukai, T., Inaba, T., Dang, J., Kuribara, R., Ozawa, K., Miyajima, A., Wu, W., Look, A.T., Arinobu, Y., Iwasaki, H., Akashi, K., Kagami, K., Goi, K., Sugita, K., Nakazawa, S. Blood (2005) [Pubmed]
  2. Activation of the smooth muscle-specific telokin gene by thyrotroph embryonic factor (TEF). Zhou, J., Hoggatt, A.M., Herring, B.P. J. Biol. Chem. (2004) [Pubmed]
  3. Involvement of thyrotroph embryonic factor in calcium-mediated regulation of gene expression. Krueger, D.A., Warner, E.A., Dowd, D.R. J. Biol. Chem. (2000) [Pubmed]
  4. Localization of thyrotropin-releasing hormone receptor and thyrotroph embryonic factor on mouse chromosome 15. Lossie, A.C., Gordon, D.F., Camper, S.A. Mamm. Genome (1993) [Pubmed]
  5. Selective pituitary resistance to thyroid hormone produced by expression of a mutant thyroid hormone receptor beta gene in the pituitary gland of transgenic mice. Hayashi, Y., Xie, J., Weiss, R.E., Pohlenz, J., Refetoff, S. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (1998) [Pubmed]
  6. Expression patterns of the hepatic leukemia factor gene in the nervous system of developing and adult mice. Hitzler, J.K., Soares, H.D., Drolet, D.W., Inaba, T., O'Connel, S., MG Rosenfeld, n.u.l.l., Morgan, J.I., Look, A.T. Brain Res. (1999) [Pubmed]
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