What does MAFF stand for?

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Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food

Governmental » Police

   
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Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food

Academic & Science » Ocean Science

   
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Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries

Governmental

   
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Massachusetts Ferret Friends

Medical » Veterinary

   
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Munich Accelerator For Fission Fragments

Academic & Science » Physics

   
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Martial Arts Family Fitness

Community » Sports

   
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Multicultural Association For Fun

Community

   
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Multiple-Authored Fan Fiction

Community » Media

   
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Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food ( UK: obsolete, now DEFRA)

Medical » Veterinary

   
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Maffmartial Arts Family Fitness

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Maffministry Of Agriculture Forestry And Fisheries

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Ministry Of Agriculture Fisheries And Foods

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Ministry Of Agriculture Fisheries And Foresry

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   

What does MAFF mean?

MAFF
Transcription factor MafF is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MAFF gene. The protein encoded by this gene is a basic leucine zipper transcription factor that lacks a transactivation domain. It is known to bind the US-2 DNA element in the promoter of the oxytocin receptor gene and most likely heterodimerizes with other leucine zipper-containing proteins to enhance expression of the OTR gene during term pregnancy. The encoded protein can also form homodimers, and since it lacks a transactivation domain, the homodimer may act as a repressor of transcription. This gene may also be involved in the cellular stress response. Two transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene.

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