Activating transcription factor 7-interacting protein 1; Recruiter that couples transcriptional factors to general transcription apparatus and thereby modulates transcription regulation and chromatin formation. Can both act as an activator or a repressor depending on the context. Mediates MBD1-dependent transcriptional repression, probably by recruiting complexes containing SETDB1. Required to stimulate histone methyltransferase activity of SETDB1 and facilitate the conversion of dimethylated to trimethylated H3 'Lys-9' (H3K9me3). The complex formed with MBD1 and SETDB1 represses transcription and couples DNA methylation and histone H3 'Lys-9' trimethylation (H3K9me3). Facilitates telomerase TERT and TERC gene expression by SP1 in cancer cells; Belongs to the MCAF family.
Synonyms: ATF7IP, ATF7IPp, hATF7IP, A0A024RAY1, A8MV73 ...