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Title: Activation of transcriptional activities of AP-1 and SRE by a new zinc-finger protein ZNF641

Abstract

Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are evolutionarily conserved enzymes in cell signal transduction connecting cell-surface receptors to critical regulatory targets within cells and control cell survival, adaptation, and proliferation. Previous studies revealed that zinc-finger proteins are involved in the regulation of the MAPK signaling pathways. Here, we report the identification and characterization of a novel human zinc-finger protein, ZNF641. The cDNA of ZNF641 is 4.9 kb, encoding 438 amino acids in the nucleus. The protein is highly conserved in evolution across different vertebrate species from mouse to human. Northern blot analysis indicates that ZNF641 is expressed in most of the examined human tissues, with a high level in skeletal muscle. Overexpression of pCMV-Tag2B-ZNF641 in the COS-7 cells activates the transcriptional activities of AP-1 and SRE. Deletion analysis indicates that the linker between KRAB box and C{sub 2}H{sub 2}-type zinc-fingers represents the basal activation domain. These results suggest that ZNF641 may be a positive regulator in MAPK-mediated signaling pathways that lead to the activation of AP-1 and SRE.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Center for Heart Development, College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, 410081 Hunan (China)
  2. Center for Heart Development, College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, 410081 Hunan (China). E-mail: mliu@ibt.tamhsc.edu
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20798764
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications; Journal Volume: 339; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2005.11.124; PII: S0006-291X(05)02634-3; Copyright (c) 2005 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ACETYLENE; AMINO ACIDS; ANIMAL TISSUES; CELL PROLIFERATION; GENE REGULATION; HEART; MICE; MUSCLES; PHOSPHOTRANSFERASES; RECEPTORS; ZINC

Citation Formats

Qi Xingzhu, Li Yongqing, Xiao Jing, Yuan Wuzhou, Yan Yan, Wang Yuequn, Liang Shuyuan, Zhu Chuanbing, Chen Yingduan, Liu Mingyao, and Wu Xiushan. Activation of transcriptional activities of AP-1 and SRE by a new zinc-finger protein ZNF641. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Qi Xingzhu, Li Yongqing, Xiao Jing, Yuan Wuzhou, Yan Yan, Wang Yuequn, Liang Shuyuan, Zhu Chuanbing, Chen Yingduan, Liu Mingyao, & Wu Xiushan. Activation of transcriptional activities of AP-1 and SRE by a new zinc-finger protein ZNF641. United States.
Qi Xingzhu, Li Yongqing, Xiao Jing, Yuan Wuzhou, Yan Yan, Wang Yuequn, Liang Shuyuan, Zhu Chuanbing, Chen Yingduan, Liu Mingyao, and Wu Xiushan. Fri . "Activation of transcriptional activities of AP-1 and SRE by a new zinc-finger protein ZNF641". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_20798764,
title = {Activation of transcriptional activities of AP-1 and SRE by a new zinc-finger protein ZNF641},
author = {Qi Xingzhu and Li Yongqing and Xiao Jing and Yuan Wuzhou and Yan Yan and Wang Yuequn and Liang Shuyuan and Zhu Chuanbing and Chen Yingduan and Liu Mingyao and Wu Xiushan},
abstractNote = {Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are evolutionarily conserved enzymes in cell signal transduction connecting cell-surface receptors to critical regulatory targets within cells and control cell survival, adaptation, and proliferation. Previous studies revealed that zinc-finger proteins are involved in the regulation of the MAPK signaling pathways. Here, we report the identification and characterization of a novel human zinc-finger protein, ZNF641. The cDNA of ZNF641 is 4.9 kb, encoding 438 amino acids in the nucleus. The protein is highly conserved in evolution across different vertebrate species from mouse to human. Northern blot analysis indicates that ZNF641 is expressed in most of the examined human tissues, with a high level in skeletal muscle. Overexpression of pCMV-Tag2B-ZNF641 in the COS-7 cells activates the transcriptional activities of AP-1 and SRE. Deletion analysis indicates that the linker between KRAB box and C{sub 2}H{sub 2}-type zinc-fingers represents the basal activation domain. These results suggest that ZNF641 may be a positive regulator in MAPK-mediated signaling pathways that lead to the activation of AP-1 and SRE.},
doi = {},
journal = {Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications},
number = 4,
volume = 339,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}