Modulatory function of CREB.CREM alpha heterodimers depends upon CREM alpha phosphorylation.


The cAMP-responsive element (CRE) modulator protein CREM alpha has been proposed to be a negative regulator of the CRE-binding protein (CREB). Precisely how CREM alpha inhibits CREB function is unclear, however. CREM alpha and CREB have highly related structures, and both proteins bind to consensus CRE sequences with similar affinities. Furthermore, both… (More)