Signal transducers and activators of transcription 6 (STAT6) is a member of the Janus family tyrosine kinases (Jak)/ STAT signal transduction pathway and mediates cytokine signaling by IL 4 and IL-13. In response to cytokines and growth factors, STAT family members are phosphorylated by the receptor associated kinases, and then form homo- or heterodimers that translocate to the cell nucleus where they act as transcription activators. Phosphorylation at Tyr641 activates STAT6 which is required for responsiveness to IL-4 and IL-13. It is critically involved in Th2 immune response. STAT6 mRNA has been detected in peripheral blood lymphocytes, colon, intestine, ovary, prostate, thymus, appendix, kidney, liver, lung and placenta. STAT6 transcriptions have been reported in the majority of solitary fibrous tumors but not in meningiomas, hemangioblastomas, schwannomas, and hemangiomas. Hence, STAT6 is used in distinguishing solitary fibrous tumors from other morphologically similar tumors.
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