MYC associated factor X (MAX) is a gene that encodes a protein belongs to the basic helix-loop-helix leucine zipper (bHLHZ) transcription factor family. The protein functions as an oncoprotein that is involved in cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Missense, nonsense, and silent mutations are observed in cancers such as endometrial cancer, intestinal cancer, and stomach cancer.

Modified: July 1, 2015

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