Murine A-myb gene encodes a transcription factor, which cooperates with Ets-2 and exhibits distinctive biochemical and biological activities from c- myb

Il Hoan Oh, E. Premkumar Reddy

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Abstract

The myb gene family consists of three members, named A-, B-, and c-myb, which encode nuclear proteins that bind to DNA and function as regulators of transcription. Our results show that murine A-myb is a poor transactivator of transcription compared with murine c-myb. Deletion of the COOH-terminal domain of A-Myb, or co-expression with Ets-2 resulted in increased transactivation potential. While ectopic overexpression of c-myb in 32Dc13 cells results in a block to the ability of these cells to undergo terminal differentiation resulting in indefinite growth in granulocyte-colony- stimulating factor (G-CSF), similar overexpression of A-myb results in growth arrest and concomitant terminal differentiation of 32D cells into granulocytes. Co-expression of A-myb and ets-2 in these cells results in the restoration of the proliferative activity of the cells in G-CSF, but fails to induce a block to G-CSF-induced terminal differentiation. However, overexpression of the COOH-terminal deletion mutant of A-myb results in a block to G-CSF-induced differentiation of 32D cells, suggesting that the distinctive biological phenotypes produced by A-myb and c-myb genes are mediated by their COOH-terminal domains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21432-21443
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume272
Issue number34
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes

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