TF Info Page for MGA (T-box)


Assessment Binding Mode Motif Status Notes Comments
Known motif 1 Monomer or homomultimer High-throughput in vitro Has a putative AT-hook Some isoforms also contain a predicted bHLH domain, but it is unlike any other known bHLH domain and the MGA motif looks like a standard T-box motif, so the bHLH domain is likely a false positive


Description: MGA, MAX dimerization protein [Source:HGNC Symbol;Acc:HGNC:14010]
Entrez Summary NA
Ensembl ID: ENSG00000174197
External Link: CisBP
Interpro IPR001699; IPR008967; IPR011598; IPR018186;
Protein Domain: ENSP00000457151
Protein Domain: ENSP00000456141
Protein Domain: ENSP00000483990
Protein Domain: ENSP00000457474
Protein Domain: ENSP00000455155
Protein: ENSP00000457151DBD: T-boxOther: DUF4801
Protein: ENSP00000456141DBD: T-boxOther: DUF4801
Protein: ENSP00000483990DBD: T-boxOther:
Protein: ENSP00000457474DBD: T-boxOther:
Protein: ENSP00000455155DBD: T-boxOther: DUF4801

Previous Annotations

Source Annotation
TF-CAT classification No
Vaquerizas 2009 TF classification
"a" Has direct evidence of TF function;
"b" Has evidence for an orthologous TF;
"c" contains likely DBDs, but has no functional evidence;
"x" is an unlikely TF such as predicted gene, genes with likely non-specific DBDs or that have function outside transcription;
"other" category contains proteins without clear DBDs they curated from external sources.
CisBP considers it as a TF? Yes
TFclass considers it as a TF? Yes
Has GO:0003700 "transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding" No
GO-Info GO:0003700
sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity
IEA - GO_REF:0000002
Initial Assessment
1a1 Protein has a high confidence PWM (HT-SELEX, PBM or B1H model) or there is a crystal structure that supports sequence specific DNA binding;
1a2 There is high confidence data for a close ortholog (as defined in CisBP);
2a1 There is lower confidence direct evidence, such as a Jaspar, Hocomoco or Transfac model;
2a2 There is lower confidence evidence for an close ortholog;
3a There is decent circumstantial evidence for its role as a TF or not;
4a Two or more datasets predict it as a TF;
5a One of the source datasets predicts is as a TF
1a1, Direct HQ evidence
TF has conditional DNA-binding requirements


Published Motif Data

Source Annotation Motif Evidence


Structure PDB Not_Covered

Experimental History

Method Constructs
Tried in PBM?
(Whether the protein was tried in PBM or not)
Tried in HT-SELEX
(Whether the protein was tried in HT-SELEX or not, and if so, then what kind of clones were tested)
Other Information?
(Tried with another method and failed?)

External Contribution