Abstract: Neurotrophins support neuronal survival, development, and plasticity through processes requiring gene expression. We studied how vgf target gene transcription is mediated by a critical promoter region containing E-box, CCAAT and cAMP response element (CRE) sites. The p300 acetylase was present in two distinct protein complexes bound to this region. One complex, containing HEB (ubiquitous basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH)), bound the promoter in non-neuronal cells and was involved in repressing vgf expression. Neurotrophin-dependent transcription was mediated by the second complex, specific for neuronal cells, which included CRE binding protein and MASH1 (neuro-specific bHLH), bound the CCAAT motif, and was target of neurotrophin signalling. The interaction, mediated by p300, of different transcription factors may add specificity to the neurotrophin response. (C) 2002 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||NGF-dependent and tissue-specific transcription of vgf is regulated by a CREB-p300 and bHLH factor interaction|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|