Transactivation of the human papilloma virus 16 octamer motif by the octamer binding protein Oct-2 requires both the N and C terminal activation domains

Morris, Peter J., Ring, Christopher J. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9278-0942, Lillycrop, Karen A. and Latchman, David S. (1993) Transactivation of the human papilloma virus 16 octamer motif by the octamer binding protein Oct-2 requires both the N and C terminal activation domains. Nucleic acids research, 21 (19) . pp. 4506-10. ISSN 0305-1048 [Article]

Abstract

The upstream regulatory region (URR) of the human papillomaviruses HPV16 and 18 contains a sequence with a seven out of eight base match to the consensus binding site for octamer binding transcription factors. This motif acts as a target for repression by the Oct-1 transcription factor and therefore inhibits promoter activity in non-cervical cells expressing only Oct-1. In contrast the HPV octamer motif activates promoter activity in cervical cells. Here we show that cervical cells express the activating form of the Oct-2 transcription factor, Oct 2.1 and that this factor can transactivate promoter activity via the HPV16 octamer. This effect is dependent upon both the N and C-terminal activation domains of Oct-2. The expression of specific octamer binding proteins such as Oct-2 in cervical cells thus allows the HPV16 motif to produce opposite effects on gene expression in cervical and non-cervical cells suggesting that it may play a role in the cervical specificity of URR driven gene expression.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
ISI Impact: 5
Item ID: 3320
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Depositing User: Chris Ring
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2009 11:56
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:16
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/3320

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