The Function of MYC

Transcription factor that binds DNA in a non-specific manner, yet also specifically recognizes the core sequence 5'-CAC[GA]TG-3'. Activates the transcription of growth-related genes.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Myc proto-oncogene protein

Alternative name(s):

Class E basic helix-loop-helix protein 39
Proto-oncogene c-Myc
Transcription factor p64

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MYC Interacts with These Diseases

Conditions with Increased Gene Activity

Conditions with Decreased Gene Activity