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Identification of a novel mammary cell line-specific enhancer element in the long terminal repeat of mouse mammary tumor virus, which interacts with its hormone-responsive element.

By S Yanagawa, H Tanaka and A Ishimoto

Abstract

We analyzed the long terminal repeat (LTR) of mouse mammary tumor virus for sequences that influence its promoter activity by using the chloramphenicol acetyltransferase assay. A series of LTR deletion mutants and recombinants between LTR and simian virus 40 regulatory sequences were used for these studies. Through transfection experiments in three different human cell lines (T47D, MCF-7, and HeLa), we identified a novel mammary cell line-specific enhancer element on a 98-bp BanII fragment (from position -1075 to -978 upstream of the start site of transcription) which interacts with the hormone-responsive element of LTR. We also identified nuclear factors that specifically interacted with this BanII fragment in the nuclear extract from the mammary tumor cell line, T47D, but not from the HeLa cell line

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1991
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:240551
Provided by: PubMed Central
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