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Heterodimerization of Max with the nuclear oncoprotein Myc and the differentiation-associated proteins Mad and Mxi1 enables these factors to bind E-box sites in DNA and control genes implicated in cell proliferation and differentiation. We show that in the PC12 pheochromocytoma tumor cell line, functional Max protein is not expressed because of the(More)
In Ras cotransformation assays, Max exhibited a biphasic effect on Myc transformation activity. Cotransfection of low levels of Max expression plasmid stimulated Myc transformation activity, but cotransfection of high levels suppressed it. Mutations in the functionally undefined Max amino- and carboxy-terminal regions outside of the B/HLH/LZ motif partly(More)
Myc is a nuclear phosphoprotein which controls cellular proliferation, most likely by regulating gene activity. The finding that the neuronal model cell line PC12 lacks the Myc DNA binding partner, the Max protein, and the demonstration that Myc is a repressor of gene activity as well as a transactivator, lead to models for Myc action in regulating cell(More)
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