Paul Brindle and his research colleagues at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have long worked on transcription factors, so it should come as little surprise that to test out some hypotheses they called in that old standby, the CREB protein. After all, it’s “one of the best understood transcription factors in terms of signaling in mammals,” Brindle says.

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