a bZIP transcription factor which can form homodimers or heterodimers with the related proteins CEBP-alpha, -delta and -gamma. Involved in immune and inflammatory responses. Specifically binds to regulatory regions of genes encoding IL-6, other cytokines and several acute-phase proteins. There are two forms of C/EBPbeta, the 38kDa liver activating protein (LAP) and the 20kDa liver inhibitory protein (LIP) which may be products of alternative translation. LAP is a transcriptional activator while LIP may inhibit C/EBPbeta transcriptional activity. Phosphorylated and activated by ERK1/2. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Transcription factor; DNA binding protein; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis
Molecular Function: RNA polymerase II transcription factor activity, enhancer binding; protein binding; protein homodimerization activity; DNA binding; sequence-specific DNA binding; protein heterodimerization activity; transcription factor binding; glucocorticoid receptor binding
Biological Process: fat cell differentiation; transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; embryonic placenta development; positive regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; regulation of interleukin-6 biosynthetic process; mammary gland epithelial cell proliferation; response to lipopolysaccharide; neuron differentiation; positive regulation of osteoblast differentiation; regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; brown fat cell differentiation; positive regulation of fat cell differentiation; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; negative regulation of neuron apoptosis; negative regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.