An Ikaros Promoter Element with Dual Epigenetic and Transcriptional Activities
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CitationPerotti, Elizabeth A., Katia Georgopoulos, and Toshimi Yoshida. 2015. “An Ikaros Promoter Element with Dual Epigenetic and Transcriptional Activities.” PLoS ONE 10 (7): e0131568. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131568. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0131568.
AbstractIkaros DNA binding factor plays critical roles in lymphocyte development. Changes in Ikaros expression levels during lymphopoiesis are controlled by redundant but also unique regulatory elements of its locus that are critical for this developmental process. We have recently shown that Ikaros binds its own locus in thymocytes in vivo. Here, we evaluated the role of an Ikaros binding site within its major lympho-myeloid promoter. We identified an Ikaros/Ets binding site within a promoter sub-region that was highly conserved in mouse and human. Deletion of this binding site increased the percentage of the reporter-expressing mouse lines, indicating that its loss provided a more permissive chromatin environment. However, once transcription was established, the lack of this site decreased transcriptional activity. These findings implicate a dual role for Ikaros/Ets1 binding on Ikzf1 expression that is exerted at least through its promoter.
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