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bZIP

bZIP  

abbr. for basic zipper; a characteristic feature of a family of proteins that possess a basic region (b) and a leucine zipper domain (ZIP). The basic region harbours a DNA‐contact ...
CBP

CBP  

abbr. for CREB protein‐binding protein; a large nuclear multifunctional protein expressed in most vertebrate cell types that binds to a wide variety of transcription factors and has intrinsic histone ...
CRE

CRE  

abbr. for cyclic AMP response element; a sequence,GTGACGT[A/G][A/G], that is present in many viral and cellular promoters. When it binds CREB protein, transcription of the genes regulated by such a ...
CREB protein

CREB protein   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
79 words

abbr. for cyclic AMP response element binding protein; a protein that, following phosphorylation by cyclic AMP‐dependent protein kinase on a

cyclic AMP

cyclic AMP  

A derivative of ATP that is widespread in cells as a second messenger in many biochemical reactions induced by hormones. Binding of the hormone to its receptor on the cell surface activates G ...
MEM 1414

MEM 1414  

Memory 1414, a smart drug developed in the 1990s that inhibits phosphodiesterase type 5 and thereby reduces the metabolization of cyclic AMP and increases the prevalence of CREB in neurons in the ...
smart drug

smart drug  

A non-technical name for any drug believed to have nootropic effects or to enhance cognitive ability or performance. Also called a cognitive enhancer. See caffeine, CREB, deprenyl, ginkgo, ginseng, ...
spaced training

spaced training  

Referring to experiments on memory during which repeated training sessions are given with short rest intervals between the sessions. The term massed training refers to repeated training sessions with ...
T antigen

T antigen  

A “tumor” antigen found in the nuclei of cells infected or transformed by certain oncogenic viruses such as polyoma. The antigen is thought to be a protein coded for by a virus cistron.

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