The serum response element (SRE) contributes to transcriptional repression of the c-fos proto-oncogene. We show that the transcription factor SRF is able to repress SRE-dependent transcription, apparently by sequestering a co-activator. Only the DNA-binding core region is required for this SRE-dependent repression. Furthermore the phosphorylation status at potential casein kinase II sites within an N-terminal repression domain affects SRE-independent transcription. SRF may thus pleiotropically influence cellular transcription, representing a novel aspect of SRF function.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 02 Jan 1995|