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Mol Cell. 2003 Apr;11(4):1101-8.

Genome-wide analysis of CREB target genes reveals a core promoter requirement for cAMP responsiveness.

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Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California 92037, USA.

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  • Mol Cell. 2003 May;11(5):1417.


We have employed a hidden Markov model (HMM) based on known cAMP responsive elements to search for putative CREB target genes. The best scoring sites were positionally conserved between mouse and human orthologs, suggesting that this parameter can be used to enrich for true CREB targets. Target validation experiments revealed a core promoter requirement for transcriptional induction via CREB; TATA-less promoters were unresponsive to cAMP compared to TATA-containing genes, despite comparable binding of CREB to both sets of genes in vivo. Indeed, insertion of a TATA box motif rescued cAMP responsiveness on a TATA-less promoter. These results illustrate a mechanism by which subsets of target genes for a transcription factor are differentially regulated depending on core promoter configuration.

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