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atf6b

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Official Full Name
activating transcription factor 6 beta
Background
The protein encoded by this gene is a transcription factor in the unfolded protein response (UPR) pathway during ER stress. Either as a homodimer or as a heterodimer with ATF6-alpha, the encoded protein binds to the ER stress response element, interacting with nuclear transcription factor Y to activate UPR target genes. The protein is normally found in the membrane of the endoplasmic reticulum; however, under ER stress, the N-terminal cytoplasmic domain is cleaved from the rest of the protein and translocates to the nucleus. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
Synonyms
ATF6B; activating transcription factor 6 beta; cAMP responsive element binding protein like 1 , CREBL1; cyclic AMP-dependent transcription factor ATF-6 beta; G13; G13 protein; ATF 6 beta; ATF6-beta; ATF6B_HUMAN; ATF6beta; cAMP response element binding protein related protein; cAMP response element-binding protein-related protein; cAMP responsive element binding protein like 1; cAMP-dependent transcription factor ATF-6 beta; cAMP-responsive element-binding protein-like 1; CREB L1; Creb related protein; CREB RP; Creb-rp; CREBL 1; CREBL1; Crebrp; Cyclic AMP dependent transcription factor ATF 6 beta; Cyclic AMP dependent transcription factor ATF6 beta; FLJ10066; OTTHUMP00000029432; OTTHUMP00000029433; Processed cyclic AMP-dependent transcription factor ATF-6 beta; Protein G13; Creb-related protein; cAMP responsive element binding protein-like 1; DADB-220I18.4, CREB-RP, CREBL1, FLJ10066, G13,ATF6B; zgc:153914