BATF (gene)

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Basic leucine zipper transcription factor, ATF-like
Symbols BATF ; B-ATF; BATF1; SFA-2; SFA2
External IDs OMIM612476 MGI1859147 HomoloGene4666 GeneCards: BATF Gene
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 10538 53314
Ensembl ENSG00000156127 ENSMUSG00000034266
UniProt Q16520 O35284
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_006399 NM_016767
RefSeq (protein) NP_006390 NP_058047
Location (UCSC) Chr 14:
75.99 – 76.01 Mb
Chr 12:
85.69 – 85.71 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Basic leucine zipper transcription factor, ATF-like, also known as BATF, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the BATF gene.[1][2][3]


The protein encoded by this gene is a nuclear basic leucine zipper (bZIP) protein that belongs to the AP-1/ATF superfamily of transcription factors. The leucine zipper of this protein mediates dimerization with members of the Jun family of proteins. This protein is thought to be a negative regulator of AP-1/ATF transcriptional events.[3]

Mice without the BATF gene (BATF knockout mice) lacked a type of inflammatory immune cell (Th17) and were resistant to conditions that normally induces an autoimmune condition similar to multiple sclerosis.[4]


BATF (gene) has been shown to interact with IFI35.[5]


  1. ^ Dorsey MJ, Tae HJ, Sollenberger KG, Mascarenhas NT, Johansen LM, Taparowsky EJ (December 1995). "B-ATF: a novel human bZIP protein that associates with members of the AP-1 transcription factor family". Oncogene 11 (11): 2255–65. PMID 8570175. 
  2. ^ Hasegawa H, Utsunomiya Y, Kishimoto K, Tange Y, Yasukawa M, Fujita S (May 1996). "SFA-2, a novel bZIP transcription factor induced by human T-cell leukemia virus type I, is highly expressed in mature lymphocytes". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 222 (1): 164–70. doi:10.1006/bbrc.1996.0700. PMID 8630063. 
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: BATF basic leucine zipper transcription factor, ATF-like". 
  4. ^ Schraml BU, Hildner K, Ise W, Lee WL, Smith WA, Solomon B, Sahota G, Sim J, Mukasa R, Cemerski S, Hatton RD, Stormo GD, Weaver CT, Russell JH, Murphy TL, Murphy KM (July 2009). "The AP-1 transcription factor Batf controls TH17 differentiation". Nature 460 (7253): 405–9. doi:10.1038/nature08114. PMC 2716014. PMID 19578362. Lay (2009-07-16). 
  5. ^ Wang X, Johansen LM, Tae HJ, Taparowsky EJ (1996). "IFP 35 forms complexes with B-ATF, a member of the AP1 family of transcription factors". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 229 (1): 316–22. doi:10.1006/bbrc.1996.1799. PMID 8954125. 

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