The A-myb gene belongs to the family of the c-myb proto-oncogene. We report here the cloning from a B lymphocyte cDNA library of the previously missing 3' half of the human A-myb cDNA, thus closing the previously still incomplete open reading frame. Analysis of the homologies between the different myb proteins reveals four domains of high conservation. We show, using a polyclonal rabbit antibody, that the 90 kd human A-myb protein is nuclear and that it activates transcription from the KHK-CAT reporter 6-10 times more strongly than c-myb in NIH3T3 cells. The transactivating function of A-myb depends on the presence of the myb binding site in the reporter, and on both the DNA binding and acidic domains of the A-myb protein. The bacterially expressed protein protects the myb binding sites of the reporter in footprint experiments. Binding of the A-myb protein is shown in gel retardation assays to be specific for the classical c-myb recognition sequence PyAACG/TG. In addition, like c-myb, A-myb binds more strongly to the MIM-A synthetic oligonucleotide that carries the TAACGG sequence than to the MBS-I oligonucleotide containing TAAGTG. Finally, DNA binding activity is demonstrated to require the N-terminal portion of the protein containing the three tandem repeats of amino acids conserved in all myb proteins. We have thus shown that the A-myb protein is a strong activator of transcription and that this activity depends on both the DNA-binding and acidic domains.

The human A-myb protein is a strong activator of transcription / Golay, J; Loffarelli, L; Luppi, Mario; Castellano, M; Introna, M.. - In: ONCOGENE. - ISSN 0950-9232. - STAMPA. - 9:(1994), pp. 2469-2479.

The human A-myb protein is a strong activator of transcription

LUPPI, Mario;
1994

Abstract

The A-myb gene belongs to the family of the c-myb proto-oncogene. We report here the cloning from a B lymphocyte cDNA library of the previously missing 3' half of the human A-myb cDNA, thus closing the previously still incomplete open reading frame. Analysis of the homologies between the different myb proteins reveals four domains of high conservation. We show, using a polyclonal rabbit antibody, that the 90 kd human A-myb protein is nuclear and that it activates transcription from the KHK-CAT reporter 6-10 times more strongly than c-myb in NIH3T3 cells. The transactivating function of A-myb depends on the presence of the myb binding site in the reporter, and on both the DNA binding and acidic domains of the A-myb protein. The bacterially expressed protein protects the myb binding sites of the reporter in footprint experiments. Binding of the A-myb protein is shown in gel retardation assays to be specific for the classical c-myb recognition sequence PyAACG/TG. In addition, like c-myb, A-myb binds more strongly to the MIM-A synthetic oligonucleotide that carries the TAACGG sequence than to the MBS-I oligonucleotide containing TAAGTG. Finally, DNA binding activity is demonstrated to require the N-terminal portion of the protein containing the three tandem repeats of amino acids conserved in all myb proteins. We have thus shown that the A-myb protein is a strong activator of transcription and that this activity depends on both the DNA-binding and acidic domains.
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The human A-myb protein is a strong activator of transcription / Golay, J; Loffarelli, L; Luppi, Mario; Castellano, M; Introna, M.. - In: ONCOGENE. - ISSN 0950-9232. - STAMPA. - 9:(1994), pp. 2469-2479.
Golay, J; Loffarelli, L; Luppi, Mario; Castellano, M; Introna, M.
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