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Murine hepatocyte nuclear factor-3 beta (HNF-3 beta) protein is a member of a large family of developmentally regulated transcription factors that share homology in the winged helix/fork head DNA binding domain and that participate in embryonic pattern formation. HNF-3 beta also mediates cell-specific transcription of genes important for the function of(More)
Three distinct hepatocyte nuclear factor 3 (HNF-3) proteins (HNF-3 alpha, -3 beta, and -3 gamma) are known to regulate the transcription of liver-specific genes. The HNF-3 proteins bind to DNA as a monomer through a modified helix-turn-helix, known as the winged helix motif, which is also utilized by a number of developmental regulators, including the(More)
The hepatocyte nuclear factor 3(alpha) (HNF-3(alpha)), -3(beta), and -3(gamma) proteins share homology in the winged-helix/fork head DNA binding domain and mediate hepatocyte-enriched transcription of numerous genes whose expression is necessary for organ function. In this work, we identify a liver-enriched transcription factor, HNF-6, which recognizes the(More)
The transcription factor hepatocyte nuclear factor 3 (HNF-3) is involved in the coordinate expression of several liver genes. HNF-3 DNA binding activity is composed of three different liver proteins which recognize the same DNA site. The HNF-3 proteins (designated alpha, beta, and gamma) possess homology in the DNA binding domain and in several additional(More)
Reln mRNA and protein levels are reduced by approximately 50% in various cortical structures of post-mortem brain from patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar illness with psychosis. To study mechanisms responsible for this down-regulation, we have analyzed the promoter of the human reelin gene. We show that the reelin promoter directs expression(More)
The hepatocyte nuclear factor 3 (HNF-3) gene family is composed of three proteins (alpha, beta, and gamma) that are transcription factors involved in the coordinate expression of several liver genes. All three proteins share strong homology in their DNA binding domains (region I) and are able to recognize the same DNA sequence. They also possess two similar(More)
The forkhead box (Fox) proteins are a growing family of transcription factors that have important roles in cellular proliferation and differentiation and in organ morphogenesis. The Fox family members hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF)-3beta (Foxa2) and HNF-3/forkhead homolog (HFH)-8 (FREAC-1, Foxf1) are expressed in adult pulmonary epithelial and mesenchymal(More)
Hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF)-3 alpha, -3 beta, and -3 gamma are liver transcription factors that mediate the coordinate expression of a number of hepatocyte-specific genes. The HNF-3 proteins share DNA-binding-domain homology among themselves and with the Drosophila homeotic protein forkhead (fkh). The HNF-3/fkh DNA-binding domain constitutes an(More)
Hepatocyte-specific gene expression requires the interaction of many proteins with multiple binding sites in the regulatory regions. HNF-3 is a site found to be important in the maximal hepatocyte-specific expression of several genes. We find that liver nuclear extracts contain three major binding activities for this site, which we call HNF-3A, HNF-3B, and(More)
The Forkhead box m1 (Foxm1) gene is critical for G(1)/S transition and essential for mitotic progression. However, the transcriptional mechanisms downstream of FoxM1 that control these cell cycle events remain to be determined. Here, we show that both early-passage Foxm1(-)(/)(-) mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) and human osteosarcoma U2OS cells depleted(More)