Transcription factor E2F6 (IPR015635)

Short name: Transcription_factor_E2F6

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships

  • E2F Family (IPR015633)
    • Transcription factor E2F6 (IPR015635)


E2F6 is a member of the E2F family of transcription factors. The E2F proteins contain several evolutionally conserved domains found in most members of the family. These domains include a DNA-binding domain, a dimerisation domain which determines interaction with the differentiation regulated transcription factor proteins (DP), a transactivation domain enriched in acidic amino acids, and a tumour suppressor protein association domain which is embedded within the transactivation domain. E2F6 is atypical because it lacks the transactivation and tumour suppressor protein association domains. It contains a modular suppression domain and is an inhibitor of E2F-dependent transcription. The protein is part of a multimeric protein complex that contains a histone methyltransferase and the transcription factors Mga and Max. Multiple transcript variants encoding several different isoforms have been found for this gene. In general, the E2F family plays a crucial role in the control of cell cycle and action of tumour suppressor proteins and is also a target of the transforming proteins of small DNA tumour viruses [PMID: 7739537, PMID: 11823794] Homo sapiens Mus musculus (Mouse) Macaca fascicularis (Crab eating macaque).

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.