Inhibition of p300/CBP by early B-cell factor
2003 (English)In: Molecular and Cellular Biology, ISSN 0270-7306, E-ISSN 1098-5549, Vol. 23, no 11, 3837-3846 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Early B-cell factor (EBF) is a DNA binding protein required for early B-cell development. It activates transcription of several B-cell-specific genes, including the lambda5 gene, which encodes a protein necessary for signaling by the pre-B-cell receptor. In an effort to understand the mechanism by which EBF activates transcription, we examined its interaction with the coactivator protein p300/CBP. We found that two domains of EBF each bind the histone acetyltransferase (HAT)/CH3 domain of p300/CBP both in vitro and in vivo. Surprisingly, transcriptional activation by EBF was not sensitive to E1A, a potent p300/CBP inhibitor. In fact, overexpressed EBF mimicked E1A by severely repressing the activity of several other transcription factors, including E47, a protein that acts cooperatively with EBF to promote transcription of the lambda5 gene. This broad inhibitory profile correlated with EBFs ability to repress the HAT activity of p300/CBP in vivo and in vitro. However, such a repressed complex is not likely to form at the lambda5 promoter in vivo since (i) EBF could not bind p300/CBP and DNA simultaneously and (ii) the cooperativity imparted by E47 was sensitive to E1A. Our data reveal an intriguing inhibitory property of EBF-a property shared only by E1A, Twist, Pu.1, and the Hox family of homeodomain proteins-and suggest that E47 and EBF play distinct roles during lambda5 promoter activation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Society for Microbiology , 2003. Vol. 23, no 11, 3837-3846 p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-74464DOI: 10.1128/MCB.23.11.3837.2003ISI: 000183031900011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-74464DiVA: diva2:484749