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The promoter of human p22/PACAP response gene 1 (PRG1) contains functional binding sites for the p53 tumor suppressor and for NFκB

By Heiner Schäfer, Julia Diebel, Alexander Arlt, Anna Trauzold and Wolfgang E. Schmidt

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AbstractWe describe functional binding sites for the tumor suppressor p53 and for NFκB residing in the promoter of the novel human early response gene p22/PRG1 (IEX-1/DIF-2). Gel shift and supershift assays demonstrate binding of p53 and NFκB to their corresponding sites in vitro. CAT-reporter gene assays show transactivation of the human p22/PRG1 promoter by p53 in Hep3B cells stably transfected with a temperature-sensitive mutant p53, but not in p53-deficient Hep3B cells. TNFα induced NFκB dependent transactivation was shown in HepG2 cells or in 818-4 pancreatic cancer cells. These data imply that human p22/PRG1 is a target gene for p53 and NFκB involved in growth regulation and stress response

Publisher: Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Year: 1998
DOI identifier: 10.1016/S0014-5793(98)01109-0
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