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Cebpe

CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP), epsilon
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PDB Ortholog search: PDBe, RCSB
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Symbols  ; C/EBP-epsilon; CRP1
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CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP), epsilon, also known as CEBPE and CRP1, is a type of ccaat-enhancer-binding protein. CEBPE is its human gene[1][2] and is pro-apoptotic.[3]

The protein encoded by this gene is a bZIP transcription factor which can bind as a homodimer to certain DNA regulatory regions. It can also form heterodimers with the related protein CEBP-δ. The encoded protein may be essential for terminal differentiation and functional maturation of committed granulocyte progenitor cells. Mutations in this gene have been associated with specific granule deficiency, a rare congenital disorder. Multiple variants of this gene have been described, but the full-length nature of only one has been determined.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: CEBPE CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP), epsilon". 
  2. ^ Antonson P, Stellan B, Yamanaka R, Xanthopoulos KG (July 1996). "A novel human CCAAT/enhancer binding protein gene, C/EBPepsilon, is expressed in cells of lymphoid and myeloid lineages and is localized on chromosome 14q11.2 close to the T-cell receptor alpha/delta locus". Genomics 35 (1): 30–8.  
  3. ^ Nakajima H, Watanabe N, Shibata F, Kitamura T, Ikeda Y, Handa M (May 2006). "N-terminal region of CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein epsilon is critical for cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, and functional maturation during myeloid differentiation". J. Biol. Chem. 281 (20): 14494–502.  

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