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DREAM-alphaCREM interaction via leucine-charged domains derepresses downstream regulatory element-dependent transcription.

Protein kinase A-dependent derepression of the human prodynorphin gene is regulated by the differential occupancy of the Dyn downstream regulatory element (DRE) site. Here, we show that a direct protein-protein interaction between DREAM and the CREM repressor isoform, alphaCREM, prevents binding of DREAM to the DRE and suggests a mechanism for cyclic AMP-dependent derepression of the prodynorphin gene in human neuroblastoma cells. Phosphorylation in the kinase-inducible domain of alphaCREM is not required for the interaction, but phospho-alphaCREM shows higher affinity for DREAM. The interaction with alphaCREM is independent of the Ca(2+)-binding properties of DREAM and is governed by leucine-charged residue-rich domains located in both alphaCREM and DREAM. Thus, our results propose a new mechanism for DREAM-mediated derepression that can operate independently of changes in nuclear Ca(2+).[1]

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  1. DREAM-alphaCREM interaction via leucine-charged domains derepresses downstream regulatory element-dependent transcription. Ledo, F., Carrión, A.M., Link, W.A., Mellström, B., Naranjo, J.R. Mol. Cell. Biol. (2000) [Pubmed]
 
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