The octamer binding site in the HPV16 regulatory region produces opposite effects on gene expression in cervical and non-cervical cells

Morris, Peter J., Dent, Carolyn L., Ring, Christopher J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9278-0942 and Latchman, David S. (1993) The octamer binding site in the HPV16 regulatory region produces opposite effects on gene expression in cervical and non-cervical cells. Nucleic Acids Research, 21 (4) . pp. 1019-1023. ISSN 0305-1048 [Article]

Abstract

The upstream regulatory region (URR) of the tumorigenic human papillomaviruses HPV 16 and 18 contains an octamer binding site which is located adjacent to a binding site for the ubiquitous transcription factor NFI. The octamer site binds both the constitutively expressed transcription factor Oct-1 and a novel cervical octamer binding protein. In contrast the URR of the non-tumorigenic viruses HPV6 and HPV11 lacks the octamer binding site although the adjacent NFI site is conserved. Inactivation of the octamer binding site results in a higher level of gene expression in cells which contain only Oct-1 and a lower level in cells containing the cervical octamer binding protein indicating that that whilst Oct-1 binding reduces promoter activity, the cervical protein increases it. In agreement with this, over-expression of Oct-1 reduces the level of gene activity directed by this region of the HPV 16/18 URR and inhibits its activation by NFI whilst having no effect on the corresponding region of the HPV 6/11 URR. The significance of these effects is discussed in terms of the cervical-specific activity of the HPV16/18 URR and its role in HPV-mediated transformation.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
ISI Impact: 32
Item ID: 3324
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Depositing User: Chris Ring
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2009 13:31
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:16
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/3324

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