Stimulated by retinoic acid gene 8 (STRA8) is specifically expressed in mammalian germ cells before their transition from mitosis to meiosis. STRA8 expression is observed only in the postnatal testis. Stra8 (stimulated by retinoic acid 8) encodes a protein crucial for mammalian germ cells entering into premeiotic stages. STRA8 associates with DNA and possesses transcriptional activity， and STRA8 can exert important functions in the nucleus.
stimulated by retinoic acid gene 8