The Role of GATA6 in Cell Differentiation (IMAGE) Medical University of South Carolina Caption The transcription factor GATA6 is a DNA-binding protein that opens genes to promote their expression during embryonic development. When GATA6 is absent the genes remain closed and silent. Credit <em>Cell Reports</em>. Used in accordance with Creative Commons license: <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" target="_blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/</a> Usage Restrictions Use in accordance with Creative Commons license License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.