Transcription initiation factor TFIID subunit 8 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TAF8gene.
This gene encodes one of several TATA-binding protein (TBP)-associated factors (TAFs), which are integral subunits of the general transcription factor complex TFIID. TFIID recognizes the core promoter of many genes and nucleates the assembly of a transcription preinitiation complex containing RNA polymerase II and other initiation factors. The protein encoded by this gene contains an H4-like histone fold domain, and interacts with several subunits of TFIID including TBP and the histone-fold protein TAF10. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described, but their biological validity has not been determined.
Parada CA, Yoon JB, Roeder RG (1995). "A novel LBP-1-mediated restriction of HIV-1 transcription at the level of elongation in vitro". J. Biol. Chem. 270 (5): 2274–83. doi:10.1074/jbc.270.5.2274. PMID7836461.
Kashanchi F, Piras G, Radonovich MF, et al. (1994). "Direct interaction of human TFIID with the HIV-1 transactivator tat". Nature. 367 (6460): 295–9. doi:10.1038/367295a0. PMID8121496.
Wang Z, Morris GF, Rice AP, et al. (1996). "Wild-type and transactivation-defective mutants of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Tat protein bind human TATA-binding protein in vitro". J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. Hum. Retrovirol. 12 (2): 128–38. doi:10.1097/00042560-199606010-00005. PMID8680883.
Tora L (2002). "A unified nomenclature for TATA box binding protein (TBP)-associated factors (TAFs) involved in RNA polymerase II transcription". Genes Dev. 16 (6): 673–5. doi:10.1101/gad.976402. PMID11963920.
Guermah M, Ge K, Chiang CM, Roeder RG (2003). "The TBN protein, which is essential for early embryonic mouse development, is an inducible TAFII implicated in adipogenesis". Mol. Cell. 12 (4): 991–1001. doi:10.1016/S1097-2765(03)00396-4. PMID14580349.
Ota T, Suzuki Y, Nishikawa T, et al. (2004). "Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs". Nat. Genet. 36 (1): 40–5. doi:10.1038/ng1285. PMID14702039.