Anne Gegonne

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Methylation of DNA at the dinucleotide CpG is essential for mammalian development and is correlated with stable transcriptional silencing. This transcriptional silencing has recently been linked at a molecular level to histone deacetylation through the demonstration of a physical association between histone deacetylases and the methyl CpG-binding protein(More)
The acute avian leukaemia retroviruses AMV and E26 both induce myeloblastosis in vivo and transform myeloblasts in vitro. Both viruses contain the oncogene v-myb first described for AMV. Unlike AMV, E26 has the additional capacity to induce erythroblastosis in vivo and to transform erythroblasts. Previous analyses indicated that the genome of E26 also(More)
TAF7, a component of the TFIID complex that nucleates the assembly of transcription preinitiation complexes, also independently interacts with and regulates the enzymatic activities of other transcription factors, including P-TEFb, TFIIH, and CIITA, ensuring an orderly progression in transcription initiation. Since not all TAFs are required in terminally(More)
Transcription of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I genes is regulated by both tissue-specific (basal) and hormone/cytokine (activated) mechanisms. Although promoter-proximal regulatory elements have been characterized extensively, the role of the core promoter in mediating regulation has been largely undefined. We report here that the class I(More)
The general transcription factor, TFIID, consists of the TATA-binding protein (TBP) associated with a series of TBP-associated factors (TAFs) that together participate in the assembly of the transcription preinitiation complex. One of the TAFs, TAF(II)250, has acetyltransferase (AT) activity that is necessary for transcription of MHC class I genes:(More)
Ets1 is the prototype of a family of transcriptional activators whose activity depends on the binding to specific DNA sequences characterized by an invariant GGA core sequence. We have previously demonstrated that transcriptional activation by Ets1 of the long terminal repeat (LTR) of human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 is strictly dependent on the(More)
E26 is an acute leukaemia avian retrovirus which induces myeloblastosis and erythroblastosis in vivo and transforms erythroblasts and myeloblasts in vitro. It contains the oncogene v-myb (ref. 4), first described for avian myeloblastosis virus (AMV), as well as a second specific nucleotide sequence, v-ets located 3' to v-myb (refs 5,6). We have reported(More)
Recurring, site-specific chromosomal rearrangements are associated with several human syndromes and malignant disorders. Such nonrandom translocations involving chromosome 22 in band q11 are numerous and found to be associated with a diversity of neoplasms as well as constitutional disorders. Chromosome 11 in bands q23-q24 is similarly involved in several(More)
We have previously shown that mutations in the GGAA core motif of the Ets1 binding site, EBSI, or deletion of EBSI, reduced basal and Tax1 transactivation of the PTHrP P2 promoter. Here we demonstrate that, in addition to EBSI, a CACCC-like motif located between -53 and -58 is required for full basal activity of this promoter in Jurkat T-cells.(More)