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Human globin gene expression during development is modulated by transcription factors in a stage-dependent manner. However, the mechanisms controlling the process are still largely unknown. In this study, we found that a nuclear protein, LYAR (human homologue of mouse Ly-1 antibody reactive clone) directly interacted with the methyltransferase PRMT5 which(More)
Colorectal cancer pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. Here, we report that the heterochromatin protein HP1γ is upregulated commonly in human colorectal cancer, where it promotes cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo. Gene-expression and promoter-binding experiments demonstrated that HP1γ directly regulated CDKN1A (p21(Waf1/Cip1)) in a manner(More)
SRY is a sex-determining gene that encodes a transcription factor, which triggers male development in most mammals. The molecular mechanism of SRY action in testis determination is, however, poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrate that WDR5, which encodes a WD-40 repeat protein, is a direct target of SRY. EMSA experiments and ChIP assays showed(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. However, the molecular mechanisms of CRC pathogenesis are not fully understood. In this study, we report the characterization of LYAR (Ly-1 antibody reactive clone) as a key regulator of the migration and invasion of human CRC cells. Immunohistochemistry analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Histone H3 lysine 4 (K4) methylation has been linked with transcriptional activity in mammalian cells. The WD40-repeat protein, WDR5, is an essential component of the MLL complex that induces histone H3 K4 methylation, but the role of WDR5 in human globin gene regulation has not yet been established. DESIGN AND METHODS To study the role of WDR5(More)
Pharmacologic reactivation of fetal hemoglobin expression is a promising strategy for treatment of sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the methyl transferase inhibitor adenosine-2’,3’-dialdehyde (Adox) on induction of human fetal hemoglobin (HbF) in K562 cells and human hematopoietic progenitor(More)
Colorectal cancer pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. Here, we report that the heterochromatin protein HP1g is upregulated commonly in human colorectal cancer, where it promotes cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo. Gene-expression and promoter-binding experiments demonstrated that HP1g directly regulated CDKN1A (p21 Waf1/Cip1) in a manner(More)
Production of hemoglobin during development is tightly regulated. For example, expression from the human β-globin gene locus, comprising β-, δ-, ϵ-, and γ-globin genes, switches from ϵ-globin to γ-globin during embryonic development and then from γ-globin to β-globin after birth. Expression of human ϵ-globin in mice has been shown to ameliorate anemia(More)
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