Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Biol Chem. 2000 Jul 7;275(27):20239-42.

Serine/Threonine kinases 3pK and MAPK-activated protein kinase 2 interact with the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor E47 and repress its transcriptional activity.

Author information

  • 1Institut für Medizinische Strahlenkunde und Zellforschung, Universität Würzburg, Versbacher Strasse 5, 97078 Würzburg, Germany.


In the search for physiological substrates of MAPK-activated protein (MAPKAP) kinases, we identified the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor E47 as an interaction partner of chromosome 3p kinase (3pK) and MAPKAP-K2 (MK2). The E2A protein E47 is known to be involved in the regulation of tissue-specific gene expression and cell differentiation. E47 is a phosphoprotein, and we identified 3pK and MK2 as E47 kinases in vitro. Furthermore, the expression of either kinase results in a repression of the transcriptional activity of E47 on an E-box containing promoter. In summary, the MAPK-activated protein kinases 3pK and MK2 were identified to form an assembly with the bHLH protein E47 suggesting that these kinases are regulators of E47 activity and E47-dependent gene expression.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk