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Gene: Mitf (melanogenesis associated transcription factor) Mus musculus
Symbol: Mitf
Name: melanogenesis associated transcription factor
Description: Exhibits several functions, including DNA-binding transcription activator activity, RNA polymerase II-specific; E-box binding activity; and protein dimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including canonical Wnt signaling pathway involved in negative regulation of apoptotic process; osteoclast differentiation; and regulation of osteoclast differentiation. Localizes to the nucleus. Used to study Tietz syndrome; Waardenburg's syndrome (multiple); ocular albinism with sensorineural deafness; and osteosclerosis (multiple). Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Tietz syndrome; Tietze's syndrome; Waardenburg's syndrome (multiple); familial melanoma; and ocular albinism with sensorineural deafness. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; integumental system; mesenchyme derived from neural crest; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human MITF (melanocyte inducing transcription factor).
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: VALIDATED
Also known as: BCC2; bHLHe32; black eyed white; bw; Gsfbcc2; MGC124309; MGC124310; mi; microphtalmia-associated transcription factor; microphthalmia-associated transcription factor; vit; Vitiligo; Wh
Homo sapiens (human) : MITF (melanocyte inducing transcription factor)  HGNC  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Mitf (melanocyte inducing transcription factor)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Mitf (melanocyte inducing transcription factor)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : MITF (melanocyte inducing transcription factor)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : MITF (melanocyte inducing transcription factor)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Mitf (melanocyte inducing transcription factor)
Sus scrofa (pig) : MITF (melanocyte inducing transcription factor)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (green monkey) : MITF (melanocyte inducing transcription factor)
Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole-rat) : Mitf (melanocyte inducing transcription factor)
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Latest Assembly: GRCm38 - Mouse Genome Assembly GRCm38
Mouse AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCm38 Ensembl697,807,052 - 98,021,349 (+)Ensembl
GRCm38697,807,002 - 98,021,360 (+)NCBIGRCm38GRCm38mm10GRCm38
MGSCv37697,757,052 - 97,971,352 (+)NCBIGRCm37mm9NCBIm37
MGSCv36697,957,255 - 97,984,170 (+)NCBImm8
Celera699,672,554 - 99,880,690 (+)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic Map6D3NCBI
cM Map645.05NCBI
JBrowse: View Region in Genome Browser (JBrowse)

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Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 735983
Created: 2004-02-06
Species: Mus musculus
Last Modified: 2020-02-11
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.