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Gene: MAFA (MAF bZIP transcription factor A) Homo sapiens
Symbol: MAFA
Name: MAF bZIP transcription factor A
Description: Exhibits DNA binding activity. Involved in insulin secretion; nitric oxide mediated signal transduction; and response to glucose. Localizes to nucleus. Biomarker of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: VALIDATED
Also known as: hMafA; INSDM; pancreatic beta-cell-specific transcriptional activator; RIPE3b1; RIPE3b1 factor; transcription factor MafA; transcription factor RIPE3b1; v-maf avian musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog A
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Mafa (v-maf musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene family, protein A (avian))  MGI  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Mafa (MAF bZIP transcription factor A)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Mafa (MAF bZIP transcription factor A)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : MAFA (MAF bZIP transcription factor A)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Mafa (MAF bZIP transcription factor A)
Sus scrofa (pig) : MAFA (MAF bZIP transcription factor A)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (African green monkey) : MAFA (MAF bZIP transcription factor A)
Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole-rat) : Mafa (MAF bZIP transcription factor A)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh38 Ensembl8143,419,182 - 143,430,732 (-)EnsemblGRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh388143,428,064 - 143,430,732 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh378144,510,230 - 144,512,602 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 368144,582,658 - 144,583,719 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Celera8140,823,405 - 140,824,466 (-)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map8q24.3NCBI
HuRef8139,762,838 - 139,764,567 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_18144,550,697 - 144,553,066 (-)NCBICHM1_1
JBrowse: View Region in Genome Browser (JBrowse)

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Nomenclature History
More on MAFA
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: hg19 hg38
HGNC Report
NCBI Genome Data Viewer

CRRD Object Information
CRRD ID: 1604438
Created: 2007-04-28
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2020-03-31
Status: ACTIVE


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