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TAF15 (TAF15 TAF15 RNA polymerase II, TATA box binding protein (TBP)-associated factor, 68kDa)

Written2000-09Jean-Loup Huret
Genetics, Dept Medical Information, University of Poitiers, CHU Poitiers Hospital, F-86021 Poitiers, France

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TATA box binding protein (TBP)-associated factor, RNA polymerase II, N, 68kD (RNA-binding protein 56)
TAF15 RNA polymerase II, TATA box binding protein (TBP)-associated factor, 68kDa
Alias_symbol (synonym)hTAFII68
Other aliasTAFIIN
TAF2N (TATA box binding protein (TBP)-associated factor, RNA polymerase II, N)
RBP56 (RNA binding protein 56)
HGNC (Hugo) TAF15
LocusID (NCBI) 8148
Atlas_Id 256
Location 17q12  [Link to chromosome band 17q12]
Location_base_pair Starts at 35809455 and ends at 35847242 bp from pter ( according to hg19-Feb_2009)  [Mapping TAF15.png]
Fusion genes
(updated 2017)
Data from Atlas, Mitelman, Cosmic Fusion, Fusion Cancer, TCGA fusion databases with official HUGO symbols (see references in chromosomal bands)
CHN1 (2q31.1) / TAF15 (17q12)NR4A3 (9q22.33) / TAF15 (17q12)NR4A3 (9q31.1) / TAF15 (17q12)
OSCP1 (1p34.3) / TAF15 (17q12)PLA2G2A (1p36.13) / TAF15 (17q12)ST8SIA6 (10p12.33) / TAF15 (17q12)
TAF15 (17q12) / ADGRL1 (19p13.12)TAF15 (17q12) / AP2B1 (17q12)TAF15 (17q12) / CHN1 (2q31.1)
TAF15 (17q12) / CNBP (3q21.3)TAF15 (17q12) / DCAF8 (1q23.2)TAF15 (17q12) / MAN1A2 (1p12)
TAF15 (17q12) / NR4A3 (9q22.33)TAF15 (17q12) / NR4A3 (9q31.1)TAF15 (17q12) / OSCP1 (1p34.3)
TAF15 (17q12) / PARM1 (4q13.3)TAF15 (17q12) / ZNF384 (12p13.31)ZNF384 (12p13.31) / TAF15 (17q12)


Description spans 37kb; 16 exons
Transcription 2.2 bp mRNA; alternative splicing: two isoforms of cDNAs consisting of 2144 and 2153 bp; coding sequence 1778 bp


Description 589 and 592 amino acid, 62 kDa ; comprises a N-term ser, tyr, gln, gly -rich region, followed by a an RNA binding domain and a Cys2/Cys2 finger motif, and repeats in C-term
Expression wide; in the fetus and in the adult
Localisation nuclear
Function single strand DNA/RNA binding protein; part of theTFIID and RNA polymerase II complex of proteins which assemble on the promoter to form a pre-initiation complex (PIC); TFIID is composed of a TATA-box-binding protein (TBP) and a number of TBP-associated factors (TAFIIS); contribute to the activation of transcription
Homology with EWSR1 and FUS


Somatic overexpression of TAF2N- FLI-1 chimeras in NIH3T3 cells leads to oncogenic transformation

Implicated in

Entity extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcomas with t(9;17)(q22;q11) --> 5 prime TAF15 3 prime TEC
Disease a rare tumour: 2.3% of soft tissue sarcomas often localized in deep soft tissues of the lower extremities




The N-terminal domain of human TAFII68 displays transactivation and oncogenic properties.
Bertolotti A, Bell B, Tora L
Oncogene. 1999 ; 18 (56) : 8000-8010.
PMID 10637511
TBP-associated factors (TAFIIs): multiple, selective transcriptional mediators in common complexes.
Green MR
Trends in biochemical sciences. 2000 ; 25 (2) : 59-63.
PMID 10664584
Genomic structure of the human RBP56/hTAFII68 and FUS/TLS genes.
Morohoshi F, Ootsuka Y, Arai K, Ichikawa H, Mitani S, Munakata N, Ohki M
Gene. 1998 ; 221 (2) : 191-198.
PMID 9795213
Fusion of the RBP56 and CHN genes in extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcomas with translocation t(9;17)(q22;q11).
Panagopoulos I, Mencinger M, Dietrich CU, Bjerkehagen B, Saeter G, Mertens F, Mandahl N, Heim S
Oncogene. 1999 ; 18 (52) : 7594-7598.
PMID 10602519
Yeast TAFIIS in a multisubunit complex required for activated transcription.
Reese JC, Apone L, Walker SS, Griffin LA, Green MR
Nature. 1994 ; 371 (6497) : 523-527.
PMID 7935765
Fusion of the EWS-related gene TAF2N to TEC in extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma.
Sjögren H, Meis-Kindblom J, Kindblom LG, Aman P, Stenman G
Cancer research. 1999 ; 59 (20) : 5064-5067.
PMID 10537274


This paper should be referenced as such :
Huret, JL
TAF15 (TAF15 RNA polymerase II, TATA box binding protein (TBP)-associated factor, 68kDa)
Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. 2000;4(4):190-191.
Free journal version : [ pdf ]   [ DOI ]
On line version :

Other Leukemias implicated (Data extracted from papers in the Atlas)

Leukemias t1217p13q11ID1369

Other Solid tumors implicated (Data extracted from papers in the Atlas) [ 5 ]

Solid Tumors chondrosarcID5063 ExtraMyxChondroID5025 softissuTumID5042 TT_t0117p36q12ID104235 TT_t0917q22q11ID6603

External links

HGNC (Hugo)TAF15   11547
Entrez_Gene (NCBI)TAF15  8148  TATA-box binding protein associated factor 15
AliasesNpl3; RBP56; TAF2N; TAFII68
GeneCards (Weizmann)TAF15
Ensembl hg19 (Hinxton)ENSG00000270647 [Gene_View]
Ensembl hg38 (Hinxton)ENSG00000270647 [Gene_View]  ENSG00000270647 [Sequence]  chr17:35809455-35847242 [Contig_View]  TAF15 [Vega]
ICGC DataPortalENSG00000270647
TCGA cBioPortalTAF15
AceView (NCBI)TAF15
Genatlas (Paris)TAF15
SOURCE (Princeton)TAF15
Genetics Home Reference (NIH)TAF15
Genomic and cartography
GoldenPath hg38 (UCSC)TAF15  -     chr17:35809455-35847242 +  17q12   [Description]    (hg38-Dec_2013)
GoldenPath hg19 (UCSC)TAF15  -     17q12   [Description]    (hg19-Feb_2009)
GoldenPathTAF15 - 17q12 [CytoView hg19]  TAF15 - 17q12 [CytoView hg38]
Mapping of homologs : NCBITAF15 [Mapview hg19]  TAF15 [Mapview hg38]
OMIM601574   612237   
Gene and transcription
Genbank (Entrez)AI351964 AK304520 AK307637 AK313223 AK314194
RefSeq transcript (Entrez)NM_003487 NM_139215
RefSeq genomic (Entrez)NC_000017 NG_023279 NT_187614
Consensus coding sequences : CCDS (NCBI)TAF15
Cluster EST : UnigeneHs.402752 [ NCBI ]
CGAP (NCI)Hs.402752
Alternative Splicing GalleryENSG00000270647
Gene ExpressionTAF15 [ NCBI-GEO ]   TAF15 [ EBI - ARRAY_EXPRESS ]   TAF15 [ SEEK ]   TAF15 [ MEM ]
Gene Expression Viewer (FireBrowse)TAF15 [ Firebrowse - Broad ]
SOURCE (Princeton)Expression in : [Datasets]   [Normal Tissue Atlas]  [carcinoma Classsification]  [NCI60]
GenevestigatorExpression in : [tissues]  [cell-lines]  [cancer]  [perturbations]  
BioGPS (Tissue expression)8148
GTEX Portal (Tissue expression)TAF15
Human Protein AtlasENSG00000270647-TAF15 [pathology]   [cell]   [tissue]
Protein : pattern, domain, 3D structure
UniProt/SwissProtQ92804   [function]  [subcellular_location]  [family_and_domains]  [pathology_and_biotech]  [ptm_processing]  [expression]  [interaction]
NextProtQ92804  [Sequence]  [Exons]  [Medical]  [Publications]
With graphics : InterProQ92804
Splice isoforms : SwissVarQ92804
Domaine pattern : Prosite (Expaxy)RRM (PS50102)    ZF_RANBP2_1 (PS01358)    ZF_RANBP2_2 (PS50199)   
Domains : Interpro (EBI)Nucleotide-bd_a/b_plait_sf    RBD_domain_sf    RRM_dom    TAF15    TET_fam    Znf_RanBP2    Znf_RanBP2_sf   
Domain families : Pfam (Sanger)RRM_1 (PF00076)    zf-RanBP (PF00641)   
Domain families : Pfam (NCBI)pfam00076    pfam00641   
Domain families : Smart (EMBL)RRM (SM00360)  ZnF_RBZ (SM00547)  
Conserved Domain (NCBI)TAF15
DMDM Disease mutations8148
Blocks (Seattle)TAF15
PDB Europe2MMY   
Structural Biology KnowledgeBase2MMY   
SCOP (Structural Classification of Proteins)2MMY   
CATH (Classification of proteins structures)2MMY   
Human Protein Atlas [tissue]ENSG00000270647-TAF15 [tissue]
Peptide AtlasQ92804
IPIIPI00294426   IPI00020194   
Protein Interaction databases
IntAct (EBI)Q92804
Ontologies - Pathways
Ontology : AmiGODNA binding  RNA binding  protein binding  nucleus  nucleus  nucleoplasm  nucleoplasm  nucleolus  cytoplasm  transcription by RNA polymerase II  transcription initiation from RNA polymerase II promoter  positive regulation of transcription, DNA-templated  metal ion binding  regulation of signal transduction by p53 class mediator  
Ontology : EGO-EBIDNA binding  RNA binding  protein binding  nucleus  nucleus  nucleoplasm  nucleoplasm  nucleolus  cytoplasm  transcription by RNA polymerase II  transcription initiation from RNA polymerase II promoter  positive regulation of transcription, DNA-templated  metal ion binding  regulation of signal transduction by p53 class mediator  
Pathways : KEGGBasal transcription factors    Transcriptional misregulation in cancer   
REACTOMEQ92804 [protein]
REACTOME PathwaysR-HSA-76042 [pathway]   
NDEx NetworkTAF15
Atlas of Cancer Signalling NetworkTAF15
Wikipedia pathwaysTAF15
Orthology - Evolution
GeneTree (enSembl)ENSG00000270647
Phylogenetic Trees/Animal Genes : TreeFamTAF15
Homologs : HomoloGeneTAF15
Homology/Alignments : Family Browser (UCSC)TAF15
Gene fusions - Rearrangements
Fusion : MitelmanPLA2G2A/TAF15 [1p36.13/17q12]  [t(1;17)(p36;q12)]  
Fusion : MitelmanTAF15/ZNF384 [17q12/12p13.31]  [t(12;17)(p13;q12)]  
Fusion : COSMICNR4A3 [9q31.1]  -  TAF15 [17q12]  [fusion_960]  [fusion_961]  
Fusion : COSMICTAF15 [17q12]  -  NR4A3 [9q31.1]  [fusion_589]  [fusion_657]  [fusion_658]  [fusion_957]  [fusion_958]  [fusion_959]  
Fusion PortalPLA2G2A 1p36.13 TAF15 17q12 PRAD
Fusion PortalTAF15 17q12 AP2B1 17q12 BRCA
Fusion PortalTAF15 17q12 MAN1A2 1p12 BRCA
Fusion : TICdbTAF15 [17q12]  -  NR4A3 [9q22.33]
Fusion : TICdbTAF15 [17q12]  -  ZNF384 [12p13.31]
Fusion Cancer (Beijing)TAF15 [17q12]  -  CNBP [3q21.3]  [FUSC003802]
Fusion : FusionGDB16084    26362    27439    30028    36968    37073    37074    37075    37076    37077    37078    37079    37080    37081    398   
Fusion : Fusion_HubAC015849.1--TAF15    AC015849.2--TAF15    AC020656.1--TAF15    AC020663.2--TAF15    AC026790.1--TAF15    ACLY--TAF15    ADK--TAF15    ANKIB1--TAF15    ARMC8--TAF15    BRWD1--TAF15    BTBD3--TAF15    C12ORF56--TAF15    CALM1--TAF15    CDK12--TAF15    CHN1--TAF15   
COL1A1--TAF15    CREG1--TAF15    CRTC1--TAF15    CSNK1D--TAF15    CTSB--TAF15    DDX60L--TAF15    DIAPH2--TAF15    DLG1--TAF15    EWSR1--TAF15    FANCL--TAF15    HELZ--TAF15    HIGD1A--TAF15    IGFBP4--TAF15    KRT5--TAF15    LAMA2--TAF15   
LARP4B--TAF15    LASP1--TAF15    LTBR--TAF15    LYZ--TAF15    MFSD11--TAF15    MYO1D--TAF15    NR4A3--TAF15    OSCP1--TAF15    PARP12--TAF15    PCSK7--TAF15    PDCD7--TAF15    PDE10A--TAF15    PITPNB--TAF15    PLA2G2A--TAF15    POF1B--TAF15   
PPIE--TAF15    PPP2CB--TAF15    PRIM2--TAF15    PSEN1--TAF15    PSMA1--TAF15    RBM27--TAF15    SETD3--TAF15    SKIL--TAF15    SNX10--TAF15    SOS2--TAF15    SREBF1--TAF15    ST8SIA6--TAF15    STX8--TAF15    SVIL--TAF15    TAF15--AATF   
TAF15--AP2B1    TAF15--CBLB    TAF15--CIZ    TAF15--CLTC    TAF15--CNBP    TAF15--COL1A1    TAF15--DCAF8    TAF15--GLTSCR2    TAF15--IGFBP7    TAF15--MAN1A2    TAF15--MKNK2    TAF15--MON2    TAF15--NR4A3    TAF15--OSCP1    TAF15--PARM1   
TAF15--TAF15    TAF15--TCF3    TAF15--TEC    TAF15--ZNF384    TAF15--ZNHIT3    TNRC6A--TAF15    USP25--TAF15    USP3--TAF15    USPL1--TAF15    WDR37--TAF15    ZNF384--TAF15   
Fusion : QuiverTAF15
Polymorphisms : SNP and Copy number variants
NCBI Variation ViewerTAF15 [hg38]
dbSNP Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (NCBI)TAF15
Exome Variant ServerTAF15
ExAC (Exome Aggregation Consortium)ENSG00000270647
GNOMAD BrowserENSG00000270647
Varsome BrowserTAF15
Genetic variants : HAPMAP8148
Genomic Variants (DGV)TAF15 [DGVbeta]
DECIPHERTAF15 [patients]   [syndromes]   [variants]   [genes]  
CONAN: Copy Number AnalysisTAF15 
ICGC Data PortalTAF15 
TCGA Data PortalTAF15 
Broad Tumor PortalTAF15
OASIS PortalTAF15 [ Somatic mutations - Copy number]
Somatic Mutations in Cancer : COSMICTAF15  [overview]  [genome browser]  [tissue]  [distribution]  
Somatic Mutations in Cancer : COSMIC3DTAF15
Mutations and Diseases : HGMDTAF15
LOVD (Leiden Open Variation Database)Whole genome datasets
LOVD (Leiden Open Variation Database)LOVD - Leiden Open Variation Database
LOVD (Leiden Open Variation Database)LOVD 3.0 shared installation
BioMutasearch TAF15
DgiDB (Drug Gene Interaction Database)TAF15
DoCM (Curated mutations)TAF15 (select the gene name)
CIViC (Clinical Interpretations of Variants in Cancer)TAF15 (select a term)
NCG5 (London)TAF15
Cancer3DTAF15(select the gene name)
Impact of mutations[PolyPhen2] [Provean] [Buck Institute : MutDB] [Mutation Assessor] [Mutanalyser]
OMIM601574    612237   
Genetic Testing Registry TAF15
NextProtQ92804 [Medical]
Target ValidationTAF15
Huge Navigator TAF15 [HugePedia]
snp3D : Map Gene to Disease8148
BioCentury BCIQTAF15
Clinical trials, drugs, therapy
Chemical/Protein Interactions : CTD8148
Chemical/Pharm GKB GenePA36322
Clinical trialTAF15
canSAR (ICR)TAF15 (select the gene name)
DataMed IndexTAF15
PubMed102 Pubmed reference(s) in Entrez
GeneRIFsGene References Into Functions (Entrez)
REVIEW articlesautomatic search in PubMed
Last year publicationsautomatic search in PubMed

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