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Aliases STAT6, D12S1644, IL-4-STAT, STAT6B, STAT6C, signal transducer and activator of transcription 6
External IDs OMIM: 601512 MGI: 103034 HomoloGene: 2373 GeneCards: STAT6
Genetically Related Diseases
eosinophilic esophagitis[1]
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Species Human Mouse









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Location (UCSC) Chr 12: 57.1 – 57.13 Mb Chr 10: 127.64 – 127.66 Mb
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Signal transducer and activator of transcription 6 (STAT6) is a human gene. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the STAT family of transcription factors.[4][5]

In response to cytokines and growth factors, STAT family members are phosphorylated by the receptor associated kinases, and then form homo- or heterodimers that translocate to the cell nucleus where they act as transcription activators. This protein plays a central role in exerting IL4 mediated biological responses. It is found to induce the expression of BCL2L1/BCL-X(L), which is responsible for the anti-apoptotic activity of IL4. Knockout studies in mice suggested the roles of this gene in differentiation of T helper 2 (Th2), expression of cell surface markers, and class switch of immunoglobulins.[6]


STAT6 has been shown to interact with:


See also


  1. "Diseases that are genetically associated with STAT6 view/edit references on wikidata".
  2. "Human PubMed Reference:".
  3. "Mouse PubMed Reference:".
  4. Leek JP, Hamlin PJ, Bell SM, Lench NJ (1997). "Assignment of the STAT6 gene (STAT6) to human chromosome band 12q13 by in situ hybridization". Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics. 79 (3-4): 208–9. doi:10.1159/000134723. PMID 9605853.
  5. Hou J, Schindler U, Henzel WJ, Ho TC, Brasseur M, McKnight SL (Sep 1994). "An interleukin-4-induced transcription factor: IL-4 Stat". Science. 265 (5179): 1701–6. doi:10.1126/science.8085155. PMID 8085155.
  6. "Entrez Gene: STAT6 signal transducer and activator of transcription 6, interleukin-4 induced".
  7. 1 2 McDonald C, Reich NC (Jul 1999). "Cooperation of the transcriptional coactivators CBP and p300 with Stat6". Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research. 19 (7): 711–22. doi:10.1089/107999099313550. PMID 10454341.
  8. 1 2 Litterst CM, Pfitzner E (Dec 2001). "Transcriptional activation by STAT6 requires the direct interaction with NCoA-1". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 276 (49): 45713–21. doi:10.1074/jbc.M108132200. PMID 11574547.
  9. Gupta S, Jiang M, Anthony A, Pernis AB (Dec 1999). "Lineage-specific modulation of interleukin 4 signaling by interferon regulatory factor 4". The Journal of Experimental Medicine. 190 (12): 1837–48. doi:10.1084/jem.190.12.1837. PMC 2195723Freely accessible. PMID 10601358.
  10. Shen CH, Stavnezer J (Jun 1998). "Interaction of stat6 and NF-kappaB: direct association and synergistic activation of interleukin-4-induced transcription". Molecular and Cellular Biology. 18 (6): 3395–404. doi:10.1128/mcb.18.6.3395. PMC 108921Freely accessible. PMID 9584180.
  11. Litterst CM, Pfitzner E (Sep 2002). "An LXXLL motif in the transactivation domain of STAT6 mediates recruitment of NCoA-1/SRC-1". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 277 (39): 36052–60. doi:10.1074/jbc.M203556200. PMID 12138096.
  12. Yang J, Aittomäki S, Pesu M, Carter K, Saarinen J, Kalkkinen N, Kieff E, Silvennoinen O (Sep 2002). "Identification of p100 as a coactivator for STAT6 that bridges STAT6 with RNA polymerase II". The EMBO Journal. 21 (18): 4950–8. doi:10.1093/emboj/cdf463. PMC 126276Freely accessible. PMID 12234934.
  13. Kabbinavar FF, Hambleton J, Mass RD, Hurwitz HI, Bergsland E, Sarkar S (Jun 2005). "Combined analysis of efficacy: the addition of bevacizumab to fluorouracil/leucovorin improves survival for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer". Journal of Clinical Oncology. 23 (16): 3706–12. doi:10.1200/JCO.2005.00.232. PMID 15867200.
  14. Doyle LA, Tao D, Mariño-Enríquez A (Sep 2014). "STAT6 is amplified in a subset of dedifferentiated liposarcoma". Modern Pathology. 27 (9): 1231–7. doi:10.1038/modpathol.2013.247. PMID 24457460.

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