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Trends Cell Biol. 2005 Sep;15(9):457-9.

CREB: the unindicted cancer co-conspirator.

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The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, California 92037, USA.

Abstract

The transcription factor cAMP response-element binding protein (CREB) participates in a diverse array of cellular processes, including survival, proliferation and glucose metabolism. A new report by Shankar et al. shows that patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have a greater incidence of relapse when intracellular levels of CREB are elevated. By enhancing expression of certain cell-cycle genes, CREB appears to promote growth-factor-independent proliferation and survival of myeloid cells. The results provide new insights into CREB function and suggest potential avenues for therapeutic intervention.

PMID:
16084096
DOI:
10.1016/j.tcb.2005.07.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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