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SymbolsSREBF2 ; SREBP-2; SREBP2; bHLHd2
External IDsOMIM600481 MGI107585 HomoloGene20966 ChEMBL: 1795166 GeneCards: SREBF2 Gene
RefSeq (mRNA)NM_004599NM_033218
RefSeq (protein)NP_004590NP_150087
Location (UCSC)Chr 22:
42.23 – 42.3 Mb
Chr 15:
82.15 – 82.21 Mb
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Sterol regulatory element-binding protein 2 (SREBP-2) also known as sterol regulatory element binding transcription factor 2 (SREBF2) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SREBF2 gene.[1]


This gene encodes a ubiquitously expressed transcription factor that controls cholesterol homeostasis by stimulating transcription of sterol-regulated genes. The encoded protein contains a basic helix-loop-helix leucine zipper (bHLH-Zip) domain.[2] Various single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the SREBF2 have been identified and some of them are found to be associated with higher risk of knee osteoarthritis. [3]


SREBF2 has been shown to interact with INSIG1[4][5] and CREB-binding protein.[6]

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  1. Hua X, Yokoyama C, Wu J, Briggs MR, Brown MS, Goldstein JL, Wang X (Jan 1994). "SREBP-2, a second basic helix-loop-helix-leucine zipper protein that stimulates transcription by binding to a sterol regulatory element". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 90 (24): 11603–11607. PMC 48032. PMID 7903453. doi:10.1073/pnas.90.24.11603. 
  2. "Entrez Gene: SREBF2 sterol regulatory element binding transcription factor 2". 
  3. Qiu XM (Apr 2014). "Association between single nucleotide polymorphisms of sterol regulatory element binding protein-2 gene and risk of knee osteoarthritis in a Chinese Han population.". J Int Med Res. 42: 320–8. PMID 24496149. doi:10.1177/0300060513507392. 
  4. Dobrosotskaya, Irina Y; Goldstein Joseph L; Brown Michael S; Rawson Robert B (Sep 2003). "Reconstitution of sterol-regulated endoplasmic reticulum-to-Golgi transport of SREBP-2 in insect cells by co-expression of mammalian SCAP and Insigs". J. Biol. Chem. (United States) 278 (37): 35837–35843. ISSN 0021-9258. PMID 12842885. doi:10.1074/jbc.M306476200. 
  5. Yang, Tong; Espenshade Peter J; Wright Michael E; Yabe Daisuke; Gong Yi; Aebersold Ruedi; Goldstein Joseph L; Brown Michael S (Aug 2002). "Crucial step in cholesterol homeostasis: sterols promote binding of SCAP to INSIG-1, a membrane protein that facilitates retention of SREBPs in ER". Cell (United States) 110 (4): 489–500. ISSN 0092-8674. PMID 12202038. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(02)00872-3. 
  6. Oliner, J D; Andresen J M; Hansen S K; Zhou S; Tjian R (Nov 1996). "SREBP transcriptional activity is mediated through an interaction with the CREB-binding protein". Genes Dev. (UNITED STATES) 10 (22): 2903–2911. ISSN 0890-9369. PMID 8918891. doi:10.1101/gad.10.22.2903. 

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.

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