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YY1 and c-Myc associate in vivo in a manner that depends on c-Myc levels.

By A Shrivastava, J Yu, S Artandi and K Calame


The c-Myc oncoprotein has previously been shown to associate with transcription regulator YY1 and to inhibit its activity. We show herein that endogenous c-Myc and YY1 associate in vivo and that changes in c-Myc levels, which accompany mitogenic stimulation or differentiation of cultured cells, affect the ratio of free to c-Myc-associated YY1. We have also investigated the mechanism by which association with c-Myc inhibits YY1's ability to regulate transcription. c-Myc does not block binding of YY1 to DNA. However, protein association studies suggest that c-Myc interferes with the ability of YY1 to contact basal transcription proteins TATA-binding protein and TFIIB

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1996
DOI identifier: 10.1073/pnas.93.20.10638
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