TFAM produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 225 amino acids (43-246.a.a) and having a molecular mass of 26.6kDa. TFAM is fused to a 21 amino acid His-tag at N-terminus & purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
TFAM is a mitochondrial transcription factor which is a main activator of mitochondrial transcription and is also a participant in mitochondrial genome replication. TFAM is situated primarily in the nuclei of elongated spermatids and takes part in the regulation of gene expression of the haploid male genome. TFAM is linked to mitochondrial disorder in humans characterized by ocular myopathy, exercise intolerance and muscle wasting.