Official Full Name
CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP), beta
The protein encoded by this intronless 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 proteins CEBP-alpha, CEBP-delta, and CEBP-gamma. The encoded protein is important in the regulation of genes involved in immune and inflammatory responses and has been shown to bind to the IL-1 response element in the IL-6 gene, as well as to regulatory regions of several acute-phase and cytokine genes. In addition, the encoded protein can bind the promoter and upstream element and stimulate the expression of the collagen type I gene.
CEBPB; CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP), beta; TCF5; CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein beta; C/EBP beta; CRP2; IL6DBP; interleukin 6 dependent DNA binding protein; LAP; liver enriched transcriptional activator protein; NFIL6; nuclear factor of interleu; NF-M; CCR protein; transcription factor NF-M; CCAAT box/enhancer binding protein beta; cb380; c/ebpb; fe11e05; wu:fe11e05