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Comprehensive Identification of Human bZIP Interactions with Coiled-Coil Arrays

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Science  27 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5628, pp. 2097-2101
DOI: 10.1126/science.1084648

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Abstract

In eukaryotes, the combinatorial association of sequence-specific DNA binding proteins is essential for transcription. We have used protein arrays to test 492 pairings of a nearly complete set of coiled-coil strands from human basic-region leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factors. We find considerable partnering selectivity despite the bZIPs' homologous sequences. The interaction data are of high quality, as assessed by their reproducibility, reciprocity, and agreement with previous observations. Biophysical studies in solution support the relative binding strengths observed with the arrays. New associations provide insights into the circadian clock and the unfolded protein response.

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