Transcriptional enhancer factor TEF-5 (TEAD3) (IPR027253)
Short name: TEF-5
Overlapping homologous superfamilies
- Transcriptional enhancer factor, metazoa (IPR016361)
- Transcriptional enhancer factor TEF-5 (TEAD3) (IPR027253)
The TEAD family (also known as TEF family) transcription factors play a key role in the Hippo signaling pathway, a pathway involved in organ size control and tumour suppression by restricting proliferation and promoting apoptosis. The core of this pathway is composed of a kinase cascade wherein MST1/MST2, in complex with its regulatory protein SAV1, phosphorylates and activates LATS1/2 in complex with its regulatory protein MOB1, which in turn phosphorylates and inactivates YAP1 oncoprotein and WWTR1/TAZ. TEAD transcription factors act by mediating gene expression of YAP1 and WWTR1/TAZ, thereby regulating cell proliferation, migration and epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) induction [PMID: 18579750, PMID: 19324877].
Four TEAD genes exist in mammals (TEAD 1 to 4). TEAD3 (transcriptional enhancer factor TEF-5) has a role in placental development [PMID: 9671946].
- PIRSF500720 (TEF-5)