GATA binding protein 2
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a member of the GATA family of zinc-finger transcription factors that are named for the consensus nucleotide sequence they bind in the promoter regions of target genes. The encoded protein plays an essential role in regulating transcription of genes involved in the development and proliferation of hematopoietic and endocrine cell lineages. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants.[provided by RefSeq, Mar 2009]
Transcriptional activator which regulates endothelin-1 gene expression in endothelial cells. Binds to the consensus sequence 5'-AGATAG-3'.
From NCBI Gene:
- Myelodysplastic syndrome
- Dendritic cell, monocyte, B lymphocyte, and natural killer lymphocyte deficiency
- Lymphedema, primary, with myelodysplasia
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS): A heterogeneous group of closely related clonal hematopoietic disorders. All are characterized by a hypercellular or hypocellular bone marrow with impaired morphology and maturation, dysplasia of the myeloid, megakaryocytic and/or erythroid lineages, and peripheral blood cytopenias resulting from ineffective blood cell production. Included diseases are: refractory anemia (RA), refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts (RARS), refractory anemia with excess blasts (RAEB), refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia and ringed sideroblasts (RCMD-RS); chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease. MDS is considered a premalignant condition in a subgroup of patients that often progresses to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). [MIM:614286]
Lymphedema, primary, with myelodysplasia (LMPM): A chronic disabling condition characterized by swelling of the extremities due to altered lymphatic flow, associated with myelodysplasia. Patients with lymphedema suffer from recurrent local infections, and physical impairment. [MIM:614038]
Immunodeficiency 21 (IMD21): An immunodeficiency disease characterized by profoundly decreased or absent monocytes, B-lymphocytes, natural killer lymphocytes, and circulating and tissue dendritic cells, with little or no effect on T-cell numbers. Clinical features of DCML include susceptibility to disseminated non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections, papillomavirus infections, opportunistic fungal infections, and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. Bone marrow hypocellularity and dysplasia of myeloid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages are present in most patients, as are karyotypic abnormalities, including monosomy 7 and trisomy 8. This syndrome links susceptibility to mycobacterial, viral, and fungal infections with malignancy and can be transmitted in an autosomal dominant pattern. [MIM:614172]