A cAMP regulatory element (CRE) at nucleotide position - 170 of the fibronectin gene was characterized previously (Dean, D. C., Blakeley, M. S., Newby, R. F., Ghazal, P., Hennighausen, L., and Bourgeois, S. (1989) Mol. Cell. Biol. 9, 1498-1506). Here we identify two additional low affinity CREs at nucleotide positions -260 and -415 which differ in sequence by 1 base pair. Interestingly, these CREs did not compete for binding of nuclear proteins in gel retardation assays, and partial tryptic digestion of protein-DNA complexes produced a different pattern with each CRE, indicating that they bind different proteins. CRE (-170) competed for binding of proteins to both CREs, suggesting that it may represent a composite of the two elements. CRE (-415) competed effectively for binding of nuclear proteins to the somatostatin gene CRE, suggesting that, like the somatostatin CRE, it binds the nuclear protein CREB. On the other hand, CRE (-260) appears to bind the nuclear protein PEA-2, which also binds a site in the polyoma virus enhancer. In summary, disruption of dyad symmetry in the 3′ region of the CRE, as occurs with CRE (-260) and CRE (-415), results in a lower affinity site and may also change the specificity for different nuclear proteins.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Jan 15 1991|
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