Odd Stokke Gabrielsen

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The c-Myb protein is a sequence-specific DNA binding protein that activates transcription in hematopoietic cells. Three imperfect repeats (R1, R2, and R3) that contain regularly spaced tryptophan residues form the DNA binding domain of c-Myb. A fragment of c-Myb that contained the R2 and R3 regions bound specifically to a DNA sequence recognized by c-Myb(More)
The CpG island spanning the transcription start of the glutathione S-transferase P1 becomes methylated in a variety of human cancers including breast cancer. To study the effect of sequence variation on hypermethylation of the GSTP1 promoter, we analyzed the genetic and epigenetic variability in 90 tumors from patients with locally advanced breast cancer.(More)
The DNA-binding domain of the oncoprotein c-Myb consists of three imperfect tryptophan-rich repeats, R1, R2 and R3. Each repeat forms an independent mini-domain with a helix-turn-helix related motif and they are connected by linkers containing highly conserved residues. The location of the linker between two DNA-binding units suggests a function analogous(More)
c-Myb is an essential hematopoietic transcription factor that controls proliferation and differentiation of progenitors during blood cell development. Whereas sumoylation of the C-terminal regulatory domain (CRD) is known to have a major impact on the activity of c-Myb, no role for noncovalent binding of small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) to c-Myb has(More)
Synergy between transcription factors operating together on complex promoters is a key aspect of gene activation. The ability of specific factors to synergize is restricted by sumoylation (synergy control, SC). Focusing on the haematopoietic transcription factor c-Myb, we found evidence for a strong SC linked to SUMO-conjugation in its negative regulatory(More)
BACKGROUND FLASH is a huge nuclear protein involved in various cellular functions such as apoptosis signalling, NF-κB activation, S-phase regulation, processing of histone pre-mRNAs, and co-regulation of transcription. Recently, we identified FLASH as a co-activator of the transcription factor c-Myb and found FLASH to be tightly associated with active(More)
Strict control of tissue-specific gene expression plays a pivotal role during lineage commitment. The transcription factor c-Myb has an essential role in adult haematopoiesis and functions as an oncogene when rearranged in human cancers. Here we have exploited digital genomic footprinting analysis to obtain a global picture of c-Myb occupancy in the genome(More)
A length difference of about 50 bp in the EcoRI fragment B of the rDNA from two different strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been mapped in detail by sequencing of cloned fragments. This 2.4 kb EcoRI fragment contains the start of the 35S rRNA gene at one end and the 5S rRNA gene in the middle flanked by non-transcribed spacers, NTS1 and NTS2. The(More)
Gene activation in eukaryotes is inherently combinatorial depending on cooperation between different transcription factors. An example where this cooperation seems to be directly exploited for regulation is the Bas1p/Bas2p couple in yeast. Bas1p is a Myb-related transcription factor that acts together with the homeodomain-related Bas2p (Pho2p) to regulate(More)
Bas1p, a divergent yeast member of the Myb family of transcription factors, shares with the proteins of this family a highly conserved cysteine residue proposed to play a role in redox regulation. Substitutions of this residue in Bas1p (C153) allowed us to establish that, despite its very high conservation, it is not strictly required for Bas1p function:(More)