KLF14
LOCUS ID136259
GENE_SYMBOLKLF14
GENE NAMEKruppel like factor 14
SYNONYMNSBTEB5
CHROMOSOME7
HOMOLOGENE ID76469
microRNAsNANA
GENE SUMMARY
This intronless gene encodes a member of the Kruppel-like family of transcription factors. The encoded protein functions as a transcriptional co-repressor, and is induced by transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) to repress TGF-beta receptor II gene expression. This gene exhibits imprinted expression from the maternal allele in embryonic and extra-embryonic tissues. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]

OBSERVATIONS

Complication Evidence PMID
Atherosclerosis1. KLF14 knockdown remarkably attenuated AcLDL-induced increase in TC, CE, and the ratio of CE to TC as well as the expressions of inflammatory cytokines. Furthermore, up-regulation or down-regulation of KLF14 markedly elevated or inhibited the phosphorylation levels of p38 MAPK and ERK1/2 in AcLDL-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages, respectively. Importantly, treatment with p38 MAPK or ERK1/2 inhibitor nullified the effects of KLF14 on inflammatory cytokine expressions in the cells. These data demonstrate an important role for KLF14 expression in atherosclerotic lesion formation.27923151
Dyslipidemia1. We demonstrate, in human cellular studies, that reduced KLF14 expression increases pre-adipocyte proliferation but disrupts lipogenesis, and in mice, that adipose tissue-specific deletion of Klf14 partially recapitulates the human phenotype of insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and T2D.29632379