Zinc finger protein ZFAT
The ZFAT gene encodes a transcription factor that is associated with autoimmune thyroid disease such as Hashimoto thyreoiditis and Grave disease.
Sakai K et. al. (2001) Identification of susceptibility loci for autoimmune thyroid disease to 5q31-q33 and Hashimoto's thyroiditis to 8q23-q24 by multipoint affected sib-pair linkage analysis in Japanese.
Shirasawa S et. al. (2004) SNPs in the promoter of a B cell-specific antisense transcript, SAS-ZFAT, determine susceptibility to autoimmune thyroid disease.
Tsunoda T et. al. (2010) Immune-related zinc finger gene ZFAT is an essential transcriptional regulator for hematopoietic differentiation in blood islands.
Update: Sept. 26, 2018