Mus musculus Gene: Gata4
InnateDB Gene IDBG-172452.6
Last Modified 2014-10-13 [Report errors or provide feedback]
Gene Symbol Gata4
Gene Name GATA binding protein 4
Synonyms Gata-4;
Species Mus musculus
Ensembl Gene ENSMUSG00000021944
Encoded Proteins
GATA binding protein 4
GATA binding protein 4
GATA binding protein 4
GATA binding protein 4
GATA binding protein 4
GATA binding protein 4
Protein Structure
Useful resources Stemformatics EHFPI ImmGen
InnateDB Annotation
Gata4 activates the transcription of hepcidin antimicrobial peptide in hepatocytes. Friend of GATA (FOG)-proteins ZFPM1 and ZFPM2 moderate this transcription by suppressing the GATA transactivation of hepcidin promoter. (Demonstrated in human)
InnateDB Annotation from Orthologs
[Homo sapiens] GATA4 activates the transcription of hepcidin antimicrobial peptide in hepatocytes. Friend of GATA (FOG) proteins, ZFPM1 and ZFPM2, moderate this transcription by suppressing the GATA transactivation of hepcidin promoter.
Entrez Gene
Summary This gene does not have any Entrez summary - the following is the summary from its human ortholog ENSG00000136574:
This gene encodes a member of the GATA family of zinc-finger transcription factors. Members of this family recognize the GATA motif which is present in the promoters of many genes. This protein is thought to regulate genes involved in embryogenesis and in myocardial differentiation and function. Mutations in this gene have been associated with cardiac septal defects. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Gene Information
Type Protein coding
Genomic Location Chromosome 14:63198922-63271692
Strand Reverse strand
Band D1
ENSMUST00000067417 ENSMUSP00000066927
ENSMUST00000118022 ENSMUSP00000113891
ENSMUST00000121312 ENSMUSP00000113451
ENSMUST00000132122 ENSMUSP00000121008
ENSMUST00000137244 ENSMUSP00000114279
ENSMUST00000156782 ENSMUSP00000114369
Number of Interactions This gene and/or its encoded proteins are associated with 47 experimentally validated interaction(s) in this database.
They are also associated with 30 interaction(s) predicted by orthology.
Experimentally validated
Total 47 [view]
Protein-Protein 34 [view]
Protein-DNA 13 [view]
Protein-RNA 0
Predicted by orthology
Total 30 [view]
Gene Ontology

Molecular Function
Accession GO Term
GO:0000977 RNA polymerase II regulatory region sequence-specific DNA binding
GO:0000978 RNA polymerase II core promoter proximal region sequence-specific DNA binding
GO:0000981 sequence-specific DNA binding RNA polymerase II transcription factor activity
GO:0001076 RNA polymerase II transcription factor binding transcription factor activity
GO:0001158 enhancer sequence-specific DNA binding
GO:0003677 DNA binding
GO:0003682 chromatin binding
GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity
GO:0003705 RNA polymerase II distal enhancer sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity
GO:0003713 transcription coactivator activity
GO:0005515 protein binding
GO:0008134 transcription factor binding
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding
GO:0033613 activating transcription factor binding
GO:0043565 sequence-specific DNA binding
GO:0044212 transcription regulatory region DNA binding
GO:0051525 NFAT protein binding
GO:0070410 co-SMAD binding
Biological Process
GO:0001701 in utero embryonic development
GO:0001702 gastrulation with mouth forming second
GO:0001706 endoderm formation
GO:0001947 heart looping
GO:0003007 heart morphogenesis
GO:0003151 outflow tract morphogenesis
GO:0003181 atrioventricular valve morphogenesis
GO:0003190 atrioventricular valve formation
GO:0003192 mitral valve formation
GO:0003195 tricuspid valve formation
GO:0003197 endocardial cushion development
GO:0003215 cardiac right ventricle morphogenesis
GO:0003229 ventricular cardiac muscle tissue development
GO:0003279 cardiac septum development
GO:0003281 ventricular septum development
GO:0003289 atrial septum primum morphogenesis
GO:0003290 atrial septum secundum morphogenesis
GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated
GO:0006357 regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter
GO:0006366 transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter
GO:0007267 cell-cell signaling
GO:0007283 spermatogenesis
GO:0007507 heart development
GO:0008584 male gonad development
GO:0009612 response to mechanical stimulus
GO:0010468 regulation of gene expression
GO:0010507 negative regulation of autophagy
GO:0010575 positive regulation vascular endothelial growth factor production
GO:0014898 cardiac muscle hypertrophy in response to stress
GO:0023019 signal transduction involved in regulation of gene expression
GO:0030509 BMP signaling pathway
GO:0030513 positive regulation of BMP signaling pathway
GO:0032526 response to retinoic acid
GO:0035050 embryonic heart tube development
GO:0035054 embryonic heart tube anterior/posterior pattern specification
GO:0035239 tube morphogenesis
GO:0035914 skeletal muscle cell differentiation
GO:0036302 atrioventricular canal development
GO:0042493 response to drug
GO:0043627 response to estrogen
GO:0045087 innate immune response (InnateDB)
GO:0045766 positive regulation of angiogenesis
GO:0045893 positive regulation of transcription, DNA-templated
GO:0045944 positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter
GO:0048557 embryonic digestive tract morphogenesis
GO:0048598 embryonic morphogenesis
GO:0048617 embryonic foregut morphogenesis
GO:0048738 cardiac muscle tissue development
GO:0051891 positive regulation of cardioblast differentiation
GO:0055007 cardiac muscle cell differentiation
GO:0060008 Sertoli cell differentiation
GO:0060043 regulation of cardiac muscle cell proliferation
GO:0060045 positive regulation of cardiac muscle cell proliferation
GO:0060070 canonical Wnt signaling pathway
GO:0060290 transdifferentiation
GO:0060395 SMAD protein signal transduction
GO:0060413 atrial septum morphogenesis
GO:0060425 lung morphogenesis
GO:0060464 lung lobe formation
GO:0060540 diaphragm morphogenesis
GO:0060575 intestinal epithelial cell differentiation
GO:0060979 vasculogenesis involved in coronary vascular morphogenesis
GO:0061049 cell growth involved in cardiac muscle cell development
GO:0071333 cellular response to glucose stimulus
GO:0071371 cellular response to gonadotropin stimulus
GO:0071372 cellular response to follicle-stimulating hormone stimulus
GO:0072148 epithelial cell fate commitment
GO:0072520 seminiferous tubule development
GO:0086004 regulation of cardiac muscle cell contraction
Cellular Component
GO:0000790 nuclear chromatin
GO:0005634 nucleus
Homo sapiens
Bos taurus
Gene ID
Gene Order
SSD Ortholog
Ortholog supports species divergence
Not yet available
SSD Ortholog
Ortholog supports species divergence
Pathway Predictions based on Human Orthology Data
Incretin synthesis, secretion, and inactivation pathway
Synthesis, secretion, and inactivation of Glucose-dependent Insulinotropic Polypeptide (GIP) pathway
Generic Transcription Pathway pathway
Metabolism of proteins pathway
YAP1- and WWTR1 (TAZ)-stimulated gene expression pathway
Factors involved in megakaryocyte development and platelet production pathway
Peptide hormone metabolism pathway
Gene Expression pathway
Hemostasis pathway
Nfat and hypertrophy of the heart [Biocarta view]
Alk in cardiac myocytes [Biocarta view]
Hop pathway in cardiac development [Biocarta view]
Notch-mediated HES/HEY network
UniProt Splice Variant
Entrez Gene
UniGene Mm.247669
RefSeq NM_008092 XM_006518556
MGI Symbol
RNA Seq Atlas