This gene encodes a transcription factor that is a member of the leucine zipper family of DNA binding proteins. This protein binds to the cAMP-responsive element (CRE), an octameric palindrome. It forms a homodimer or a heterodimer with c-Jun and stimulates CRE-dependent transcription. This protein is also a histone acetyltransferase (HAT) that specifically acetylates histones H2B and H4 in vitro, thus it may represent a class of sequence-specific factors that activate transcription by direct effects on chromatin components. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012].
Synonyms: ATF2Thr55, ATF2 phospho Thr55, ATF2 phospho T55, p-ATF2 Thr55, p-ATF2 T51, CREB 2, HB 16,Activating Transcription Factor 2, ATF 2, Atf-2, ATF2 protein, cAMP Response Element Binding Protein 2, cAMP response element binding protein CRE BP1, cAMP-dependent transcription factor ATF-2, cAMP-responsive element-binding protein 2, CRE BP1, CRE-BP, CREB 2, CREB2, CREBP1, Cyclic AMP dependent transcription factor ATF 2, Cyclic AMP-responsive, ATF2_HUMAN.