ID 83938
Author
Alam, Muhammad Shamsul Department of Immunology and Parasitology, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Keywords
Th-POK
SAP-1
Luciferase activity
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
CD4+ and CD8+ T cells develop from CD4+CD8+ thymocytes. Although it has been
reported that expression of the transcription factor Th-POK is important for CD4+ T cell
development, the detailed mechanism regulating Th-POK expression is still obscure. By
comparing the promoter regions of the Th-POK gene between human and mouse, I
found that the region 3600 base pairs (bps) upstream from the transcription initiation
site of the Th-POK gene was highly conserved. To identify the important element(s) regulating
Th-POK expression in CD4+ T cells, I investigated the promoter activity of this region
using a luciferase assay in the human T cell line Jurkat. I identified a positive regulatory
element in this region 22 bps in length located 600 bp upstream from the transcription
initiation site. This 22 bp element had a consensus binding sequence for SAP-1,
which is encoded by the Elk4 gene and is activated by the Erk pathway. These data suggest
that the 22 bp element might positively regulate Th-POK expression through Erk-
SAP-1 signaling.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
57
Issue
3-4
Start Page
219
End Page
223
Sort Key
219
Published Date
2010-08
Remark
The journal of medical investigation : http://medical.med.tokushima-u.ac.jp/jmi/index.html
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language
eng