GABP is an ets transcription factor that regulates genes that are required for innate immunity, including CD18 (β2 leukocyte integrin), lysozyme, and neutrophil elastase. GABP consists of two distinct and unrelated proteins. GABPα binds to DNA through its ets domain and recruits GABPβ, which contains the transactivation domain; together, they form a functional tetrameric transcription factor complex. We recently showed that GABP is required for entry into S phase of the cell cycle through its regulation of genes that are required for DNA synthesis and cyclin dependent kinase inhibitors (
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