YY1

(redirected from Yin and Yang 1 protein)

YY1

A gene on chromosome 14q that encodes a ubiquitous transcription factor belonging to the GLI-Kruppel class of zinc finger proteins, which directs histone deacetylases or histone acetyltransferases to myriad promoters activating or repressing their activity, implicating histone modification in YY1 activity.