Ram, N and Rao, MV and Prabhu, L and Nirodi, CS and Sultana, S and Vatsala, PG and Padmanaban, G (1995) Characterization of a Negative cis-Acting DNA Element Regulating the Transcription of CYP2B1/B2 Gene in Rat Liver. In: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00039861, 317 (1). pp. 39-45.
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The region -160 to -127 nt of the upstream of CYP-2B1/B2 gene has been found to function as a negative cis-acting element on the basis of DNase-I footprint and gel mobility shift assays as well as cell-free transcriptional assays using Bal-31 mutants. A reciprocal relationship in the interaction of the negative and the recently characterized positive elements with their respective protein factors has been found under repressed and induced conditions of the gene. The negative element also harbors the core glucocorticoid responsive sequence, TGTCCT. It is concluded that the negative element mediates the repressed state of the gene under the uninduced condition and also mediates the repressive effect of dexamethasone, when given along with the inducer phenobarbitone in rats. Dexamethasone is able to antagonize the effects of phenobarbitone at as low a concentration as 100 mu g/kg body wt in these animals. (C) 1995 Academic Press,Inc.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry|
|Date Deposited:||27 Apr 2011 07:29|
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