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.
|頁（從 - 到）||848-852|
|期刊||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 8月 11 1999|
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