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ABSTRACT: To establish whether the MYB protein expressed in HL-60 variant cells, which are cells resistant to 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) induced differentiation, is able to bind MYB recognition elements (MREs) involved in the transcriptional regulation of myb target genes. In addition, to determine whether alterations in the binding of the MYB protein to MREs affects HL-60 cell proliferation and differentiation. Nuclear extracts of HL-60 variant cells exhibiting different degrees of resistance to TPA induced monocytic differentiation were used in electrophoretic mobility shift experiments (EMSAs), bandshift experiments performed with labelled oliogonucleotides containing the MYB consensus binding sequences. The MYB protein contained in nuclear extracts from HL-60 variant cells did not bind efficiently to the MYB recognition elements identified in the mim-1 and PR264 promoters. Molecular cloning of the myb gene and analysis of the MYB protein expressed in the HL-60 variant cells established that the lack of binding did not result from a structural alteration of MYB in these cells. The lack of MRE binding did not abrogate the ability of variant HL-60s to proliferate and to undergo differentiation. Furthermore, the expression of the PR264/SC35 splicing factor was not affected as a result of the altered MYB DNA binding activity. Because the MYB protein expressed in HL-60 variant cells did not appear to be structurally different from the MYB protein expressed in parental HL-60 cells, it is possible that the HL-60 variant cells contain a MYB binding inhibitory factor (MBIF) that interferes with MYB binding on MREs. The increased proliferation rate of HL-60 variant cells and their reduced serum requirement argues against the need for direct MYB binding in the regulation of cell growth.Molecular Pathology 11/2002; 55(5):325-35.
Article: Characterization of multiple alternative RNAs resulting from antisense transcription of the PR264/SC35 splicing factor gene.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The PR264/SC35 splicing factor belongs to the family of SR proteins which function as essential and alternative splicing factors. Here, we report that the human PR264/SC35 locus is bidirectionally transcribed. Double in situ hybridization experiments have allowed simultaneous detection of sense and antisense RNA in human CCRF-CEM cells, suggesting that expression of the corresponding genes is not mutually exclusive. We have characterized three main classes of ET RNAs encoded by the opposite strand of the PR264/SC35 gene and containing PR264/SC35-overlapping sequences, PR264/SC35-non overlapping sequences or a combination of both. We show that their expression results from the use of alternative promoters, exons and polyadenylation signals. PR264/SC35-non overlapping ET mRNA species potentially encode two protein isoforms (449 and 397 amino acids) and are expressed from the PR264/SC35 promoting region. Northern blots and RNase protection analyses indicate that ET polyadenylated RNAs are differentially expressed in several human cell lines. Similar studies performed in the mouse have revealed that the bidirectional transcription of the PR264/SC35 locus is a conserved mechanism and that the open reading frame identified in a subset of human ET mRNAs is highly conserved (93% homology). Northern blot analyses performed with several murine tissues confirmed the differential expression of the ET gene and revealed that it is predominantly expressed in the testis.Nucleic Acids Research 12/1997; 25(22):4513-22. · 8.03 Impact Factor