TATA-box binding protein associated factor 13
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From NCBI Gene:
Initiation of transcription by RNA polymerase II requires the activities of more than 70 polypeptides. The protein that coordinates these activities is transcription factor IID (TFIID), which binds to the core promoter to position the polymerase properly, serves as the scaffold for assembly of the remainder of the transcription complex, and acts as a channel for regulatory signals. TFIID is composed of the TATA-binding protein (TBP) and a group of evolutionarily conserved proteins known as TBP-associated factors or TAFs. TAFs may participate in basal transcription, serve as coactivators, function in promoter recognition or modify general transcription factors (GTFs) to facilitate complex assembly and transcription initiation. This gene encodes a small subunit associated with a subset of TFIID complexes. This subunit interacts with TBP and with two other small subunits of TFIID, TAF10 and TAF11. There is a pseudogene located on chromosome 6. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Component of the DNA-binding general RNA polymerase II transcription factor IID complex (TFIID). TFIID plays a critical role in the regulation of gene transcription in eukaryotic cells.
From NCBI Gene:
- Mental retardation, autosomal recessive 60
Mental retardation, autosomal recessive 60 (MRT60): A disorder characterized by significantly below average general intellectual functioning associated with impairments in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period. In contrast to syndromic or specific mental retardation which also present with associated physical, neurological and/or psychiatric manifestations, intellectual deficiency is the only primary symptom of non-syndromic mental retardation. MRT60 patients display mild intellectual disability, delayed psychomotor development, learning difficulties, and poor overall growth with variable microcephaly. MRT60 inheritance is autosomal recessive. [MIM:617432]