ATF2 is a transcription factor that is a member of the leucine zipper family of DNA binding proteins. This protein binds to the cAMP-responsive element (CRE), an octameric palindrome. The protein forms a homodimer or heterodimer with c-Jun and stimulates CRE-dependent transcription. The protein is also a histone acetyltransferase (HAT) that specifically acetylates histones H2B and H4 in vitro; thus it may represent a class of sequence-specific factors that activate transcription by direct effects on chromatin components.
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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; CREB-2; CREB2; CREBP1; Cyclic AMP-dependent transcription factor ATF-2; Cyclic AMP-responsive element-binding protein 2; HB16; Histone acetyltransferase ATF2
Gene Aliases: ATF2; CRE-BP1; CREB-2; CREB2; CREBP1; HB16; TREB7
UniProt ID: (Human) P15336
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 1386