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Viral infections commonly induce expression of type I interferon (IFN) genes. The induction is transient and involves transcriptional activation wherein a positive factor, IRF-1, binds to upstream regulatory cis elements. In the present study we report the isolation of a cDNA encoding a novel factor, termed IRF-2, that interacts with the same nucleotide(More)
Expression of the interleukin-6 (IL-6) gene is usually tightly controlled and may be induced in specific tissues only after treatment with appropriate stimuli. The molecular mechanisms responsible for IL-6 gene repression in specific tissues or cell lines remain poorly defined. In order to address this question we have studied two human breast carcinoma(More)
The nuclear protein CBF1 has been shown to function as an intermediate to target transcription factors,such as the activated Notch receptor,to specific DNA sites. In this paper,we show that CBF1 from cell lines of different origin is able to bind to the[kappa]B site of the IL-6 promoter. By transfection analyses performed in HeLa cells,we demonstrate that(More)
The distribution and cell localization of a pancreatic-like ribonuclease (RNAase) in the rat brain has been studied by RNA blot analysis and in situ hybridization using as a probe the cDNA coding for the rat pancreas RNAase, and by immunocytochemistry using an antiserum raised against the rat pancreas RNAase. RNA blot analysis and in situ hybridization(More)
Stress cytokines tumor necrosis factor α, interleukin-1 β and interleukin-6 modulate the activity of a variety of cell types including osteoblasts, and are involved in the pathogenesis of several rheumatic diseases associated with systemic bone loss. We have studied the expression of interleukin-6 induced by interleukin-1 β and tumor necrosis factor α in(More)
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