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Identification of nuclear factors which interact with the 5′ flanking region of the EF-1αO gene in Xenopus laevis

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The EF-1αO gene of Xenopus laevis is a stage-specific gene, being transcribed in oogonia and oocytes, but not in postmeiotic germ cells and terminally differentiated cells. We found that two trans-acting factors from oocyte nuclear extract are able to interact with a DNA sequence in the 5′-upstream region of the EF-1αO gene. Methylation interference experiments suggested that the two factors recognised the same DNA element. Gel retardation assays indicated that part of the protein binding site could be confined to a 21 bp sequence, located between -51 and -72, relative to the cap site. Interestingly, this region shares great homology to a negative regulatory segment in the promoter of the TFIIIA gene, another developmentally regulated gene. © 1992.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftFEBS letters
Vol/bind313
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)205-209
Antal sider5
ISSN0014-5793
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 30 nov. 1992

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