Identification of negative and positive regulatory elements in the rat α1(I) collagen gene promoter

Arvinder K. Dhalla, Jagan C. Kandala, Karl Weber, Ramareddy Guntaka

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Abstract

Type I collagen is the main constituent of extracellular matrix found in various organs including the heart. Under some pathological conditions accumulation of excess type I collagen in the interstitium leads to organ dysfunction. In order to identify the regulatory elements in the rat α1(I) collagen gene promoter, deletions were made in the promoter region. Various plasmid constructs were transfected into different fibroblasts using LipofectAMINE. The results indicated a negative cis-element between nucleotides - 310 to - 440 in the rat α1(I) collagen gene promoter. Presence of this sequence significantly diminished the reporter gene activity. In addition have have observed that the sequence between - 220 to - 330 contained a positively acting cis-element, which is highly active in rat fibroblasts. Analysis of the nuclear factors binding to the negative element by electrophoretic mobility shift assays indicated that similar or identical factors are present in different fibroblasts as well as human HeLa cells and that these factors appear to bind to a composite sequence within - 325 to - 400. Competition with different oligonucleotides suggested that two distinct but contiguous sequence motifs may constitute the negative regulatory element. Our results with the rat α1(I) collagen promoter confirm the presence of a negative cis-element previously described for the mouse promoter and provided additional information on the bipartite nature of this element.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-151
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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Rats
Collagen
Fibroblasts
Genes
Collagen Type I
Electrophoretic mobility
Gene Deletion
Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay
Reporter Genes
HeLa Cells
Genetic Promoter Regions
Oligonucleotides
Statistical Factor Analysis
Extracellular Matrix
Assays
Plasmids
Nucleotides
Composite materials

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  • Cell Biology

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Identification of negative and positive regulatory elements in the rat α1(I) collagen gene promoter. / Dhalla, Arvinder K.; Kandala, Jagan C.; Weber, Karl; Guntaka, Ramareddy.

In: International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Vol. 29, No. 1, 01.01.1997, p. 143-151.

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