Overexpression of c-Fos enhances the transcription of human arachidonate 12-lipoxygenase in A431 cells

Ben Kuen Chen, Wen Chang Chang

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The effect of transient transfection with expression vector of c-Fos on the expression of 12-lipoxygenase in human epidermoid carcinoma A431 cells was studied. Overexpression of c-Fos increased the expression of 12-lipoxygenase mRNA and enzyme activity, and also activated the promoter activity of 12-lipoxygenase gene in a dose-dependent manner. Co-transfection with c-Fos and c-Jun expression vectors in cells synergistically increased the promoter activity of 12-lipoxygenase. With the aid of additional 5'-deletion and site-directed mutagenesis, the downstream and middle Sp1 sites residing at -123 to -114 bp and -158 to -150 bp were found to be critical for the c-Fos response of activating the transcription of human 12-lipoxygenase gene. Furthermore, the specific role of Sp1 in c-Fos response was confirmed by using the reporter plasmid driven by SV40 early promoter. These results indicate that the requirement of Sp1-binding sites in the promoter region of 12-lipoxygenase gene for c-Fos response is similar to that previously observed in EGF response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)848-852
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume261
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 11 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Arachidonate 12-Lipoxygenase
Transcription
Genes
Transfection
fos Genes
Mutagenesis
Enzyme activity
Site-Directed Mutagenesis
Epidermal Growth Factor
Genetic Promoter Regions
human ALOX12 protein
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Plasmids
Binding Sites
Messenger RNA
Enzymes

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  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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Overexpression of c-Fos enhances the transcription of human arachidonate 12-lipoxygenase in A431 cells. / Chen, Ben Kuen; Chang, Wen Chang.

In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol. 261, No. 3, 11.08.1999, p. 848-852.

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