Regulatory domains within the P0 promoter of human c-myc

J C Lang, N M Wilkie, A M Clark, A Chudleigh, S Talbot, B Whitelaw, Margaret Frame

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Expression of P0 RNA in some Burkitt lymphoma cell lines varies independently of levels of RNA derived from P1 and P2. These data suggest the possibility that expression of P0 RNA may be capable of independent regulation. In order to investigate this possibility we have isolated putative regulatory domains flanking P0 RNA starts within the human c-myc gene and analysed both their ability to direct expression of control reporter genes and their ability to interact with specific transcription factors. Regulatory regions necessary for expression of P0 RNA have been located within 131 bp 5' of the first major P0 RNA start. DNAase 1 footprint analysis and gel retardation assays demonstrate binding of transcription factors Sp1, NF1 and CBP to this region. NF1 binds specifically to two consensus sequences. The more distal site overlaps with the binding site for CBP, and it is likely that concomitant binding of NF1 and CBP within the distal region of the P0 promoter is not possible. Previous work from our laboratory has described a negative regulatory domain within the 5' flanking region of c-myc. The P0 promoter resides within this domain and therefore may contain a negative regulator of c-myc gene expression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2067-75
Number of pages9
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1991


  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Binding Sites
  • Chloramphenicol O-Acetyltransferase
  • Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Genes, Regulator
  • Genes, myc
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Oligonucleotides
  • Plasmids
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic
  • Transcription Factors
  • Transcription, Genetic
  • Transfection

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