The Maf transcription factors: regulators of differentiation

Trends Biochem Sci. 1997 Nov;22(11):437-41. doi: 10.1016/s0968-0004(97)01105-5.


Since the identification of the v-maf oncogene in an avian tumor virus, the Maf protein family has grown rapidly, forming a unique subclass of basic-leucine zipper transcription (bZIP) factors. Maf family members appear to play important roles in the regulation of differentiation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation
  • DNA-Binding Proteins*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Oncogene Protein v-maf
  • Oncogene Proteins, Viral*
  • Transcription Factors*
  • Viral Proteins*


  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Oncogene Protein v-maf
  • Oncogene Proteins, Viral
  • Transcription Factors
  • Viral Proteins