KORNBLIHTT Alberto Rodolfo
Interaction between the (-170) CRE and the (-150) CCAAT box is necessaryfor efficient activation of the fibronectin gene promoter by cAMP and ATF-2.
PESCE, CG; NOGUÉS, G; ALONSO CR; BARRALE FE; KORNBLIHTT AR.
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Año: 1999 p. 445 - 445
The fibronectin promoter contains an ATF/cyclic AMP (cAMP) response element (CRE) site two helical turns upstream of a CCAAT site with which it interacts. We investigated the effects of mutating these (-170) CRE and(-150) CCAAT elements on the promoter activity regulated by three different modulators previously known to act through CRE: ATF-2, cAMP and E1a. While the cooperation seems to play no role in E1a action, integrity of the (-150) CCAAT is necessary for ATF-2 and cAMP efficient activation in a cell-specific manner. These results show that the CRE and CCAAT elements function as a 'composite element' and establish a cell-specific function for CRE-CCAAT synergy.