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c-sis/PDGF-B promoter transactivation by the Yax protein of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1.

The human c-sis proto-oncogene promoter is transactivated by the human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 Tax protein in human Jurkat T-cells. Transactivation was >7-fold in Jurkat cells stably expressing the Tax protein (Jurkat-Tax) than in Jurkat E6.1 cells and was further enhanced in Jurkat-Tax cells stimulated with 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate and the calcium ionophore, ionomycin. Deletion analysis showed that a 167-base pair promoter fragment retained full Tax responsiveness. Insertion of this minimal Tax-responsive region into a heterologous, minimal promoter resulted in approximately a 7-fold increase of transcriptional activation in the presence of Tax. Linker-scanning insertion analysis of this region identified Tax-responsive elements at nucleotides -64 to -45 (TRE1) and -34 to -15 (TATA box region). TRE1 contains a consensus binding site for the Sp family of transcription factors. The TATA box region corresponds to the TATA box and its 3'-neighboring sequence. Gel-shift and antibody supershift analysis of TRE1-binding proteins in unstimulated Jurkat E6.1 and Jurkat-Tax nuclear extracts identified Sp1 and Sp3 as the main TRE1 binding factors. Nuclear extracts from stimulated Jurkat E6.1 and Jurkat-Tax cells identified an additional TRE1 binding factor, Egr-1. These studies define a novel mechanism whereby Tax transactivates the c-sis promoter.[1]


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