Interferon regulatory factor-3 (IPR019471)

Short name: Interferon_reg_factor-3

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships



This is the interferon-regulatory factor 3 chain of the hetero-dimeric structure which also contains the shorter chain CREB-binding protein. These two subunits make up the DRAF1 (double-stranded RNA-activated factor 1). Viral dsRNA produced during viral transcription or replication leads to the activation of DRAF1. The DNA-binding specificity of DRAF1 correlates with transcriptional induction of ISG (interferon-alpha, beta-stimulated gene). IRF-3 pre-exists in the cytoplasm of uninfected cells and translocates to the nucleus following viral infection. Translocation of IRF-3 is accompanied by an increase in serine and threonine phosphorylation, and association with the CREB coactivator occurs only after infection [PMID: 9488451].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated

Molecular Function

GO:0003700 DNA-binding transcription factor activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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