Western blot analysis of FOXA2 over-expressed 293 cell line, cotransfected with FOXA2 Validated Chimera RNAi ( Cat # H00003170-R01V ) (Lane 2) or non-transfected control (Lane 1). Blot probed with FOXA2 monoclonal antibody (M01), clone 7E6 (Cat # H00003170-M01 ). GAPDH ( 36.1 kDa ) used as specificity and loading control.
This gene encodes a member of the forkhead class of DNA-binding proteins. These hepatocyte nuclear factors are transcriptional activators for liver-specific genes such as albumin and transthyretin, and they also interact with chromatin. Similar family members in mice have roles in the regulation of metabolism and in the differentiation of the pancreas and liver. This gene has been linked to sporadic cases of maturity-onset diabetes of the young. Transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq