CEBPE

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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. 1.0 1.1 "Entrez Gene: CEBPE CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP), epsilon".
  2. Antonson P, Stellan B, Yamanaka R, Xanthopoulos KG (Jul 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. doi:10.1006/geno.1996.0319. PMID 8661101.
  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". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 281 (20): 14494–502. doi:10.1074/jbc.M600575200. PMID 16531405.

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.


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