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Microphthalmia-Associated Transcription Factor

A basic helix-loop-helix leucine zipper transcription factor that regulates the CELL DIFFERENTIATION and development of a variety of cell types including MELANOCYTES; OSTEOCLASTS; and RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM. Mutations in MITF protein have been associated with OSTEOPETROSIS and WAARDENBURG SYNDROME.

Year introduced: 2006(1993)

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.260.103.500.500, D12.776., D12.776.930.125.500.500, D12.776.930.127.092.500

MeSH Unique ID: D051739

Entry Terms:

  • Microphthalmia Associated Transcription Factor
  • Transcription Factor, Microphthalmia-Associated
  • MITF Transcription Factor
  • Transcription Factor Microphthalmia
  • Microphthalmia, Transcription Factor
  • MITF Protein

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