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We describe the complete genomic organization of the rat insulin-like growth factor binding protein-2 (rIGFBP-2) gene. This single-copy gene spans over 36 kilobases (kb) and is split into four exons of 475, 224, 141, and 472 nucleotides (nt), and three introns of 32 kb, 686, and 1793 nt, respectively. A single transcription start site (-90) was mapped by S1(More)
The authors previously identified a silencer of the rat IGFBP-2 gene. Sequence examination of the silencer has revealed that it contains the target sequence for the pRb (retinoblastoma) tumour suppressor gene, referred to as the retinoblastoma control element (RCE) which is frequently found in the regulatory element of cellular oncogenes and growth factors.(More)
An element which has a negative effect on transcription has been identified in the 5'-flanking region of the rat insulin-like growth factor binding protein-2 (IGFBP-2) gene. This element was confirmed to be a silencer by truncation or by linking it to a heterologous promoter. The silencer activity disappeared in the growth-arrested BRL-3A cells at the G1/S(More)
We report that Sp1 from nuclear extracts of BRL-3A cells interacts with the consensus DNA sequence for the Egr-1 gene product in an overlapping manner. Purified Sp1 failed to bind to this sequence and with the addition of sub-saturating level of nuclear extracts, the binding activity appeared. In Drosophila cells (SL2), exogenously expressed Sp1 activated(More)
The steady-state level of the rat insulin-like-growth-factor-binding protein 2 (IGFBP-2) and insulin-like-growth-factor-II (IGF-II) mRNA increased approximately 20-fold when BRL-3A cells were cultured at increasingly higher cell densities. This increase could not be accounted for by paracrine or autocrine factors, or by the addition of insulin, IGF-I,(More)
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