Suggested positive control: 293 whole cell lysate.
ATF-2 is a member of the group of bZip transcription factors. Heterodimer formation between members of the bZip group is common and is believed to add diversity to the cis-acting elements at which binding of the dimers is directed. Specifically, ATF-2 may dimerize with c-Jun, as occurs in response to E1a, and in so doing shift the binding preference of c-Jun toward ATF/CRE sites (1-3). Deletion analysis has indicated that the N-terminal region of ATF-2 containing threonine at residues 69 and 71 are essential for this purpose. These threonine residues are phosphorylated by JNK/SAPK for transcriptional activation.
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Protein Aliases: Activating transcription factor 2; activating transcription factor 2 splice variant ATF2-var2; cAMP response element-binding protein CRE-BP1; cAMP responsive element binding protein 2, formerly; cAMP-dependent transcription factor ATF-2; CRE-BP1; CREB-2; CREB2; Cyclic AMP-dependent transcription factor ATF-2; Cyclic AMP-responsive element-binding protein 2; HB16; Histone acetyltransferase ATF2; MGC111558; TREB7
Gene Aliases: ATF2; CRE-BP1; CREB-2; CREB2; CREBP1; HB16; TREB7
UniProt ID: (Human) P15336
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1386