Myocyte-specific enhancer factor 2D - Q14814 (MEF2D_HUMAN)

 

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Function
Transcriptional activator which binds specifically to the MEF2 element, 5'-YTA[AT](4)TAR-3', found in numerous muscle-specific, growth factor- and stress-induced genes. Mediates cellular functions not only in skeletal and cardiac muscle development, but also in neuronal differentiation and survival. Plays diverse roles in the control of cell growth, survival and apoptosis via p38 MAPK signaling in muscle-specific and/or growth factor-related transcription. Plays a critical role in the regulation of neuronal apoptosis. UniProt
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Subunit Structure
Interacts with MYOG (By similarity). Forms a complex with class II HDACs in undifferentiating cells. On myogenic differentiation, HDACs are released into the cytoplasm allowing MEF2s to interact with other proteins for activation. Interacts with HDAC4 (in undifferentiating cells); the interaction translocates MEF2D to nuclear dots. Forms a heterodimer with MEF2A. Interacts with MAPK7; the interaction phosphorylates but does not activate MEF2D (By similarity). Interacts with CCAR2 and HDAC3. UniProt
Domain
The beta domain, missing in a number of isoforms, is required for enhancement of transcriptional activity. UniProt
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