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Transcription of the B-myb gene is regulated at the G1/S boundary of the cell cycle. To begin to examine the mechanism controlling expression of this gene during the cell-cycle, a mouse B-myb 5' flanking sequence was isolated from a cosmid library and shown to promote efficiently the transcription of a luciferase reporter gene when transfected into NIH3T3(More)
We describe the molecular cloning of a 9-kilo-base-pair BamHI fragment from human placental DNA containing a sequence homologous to the transforming gene (v-mos) of Moloney murine sarcoma virus. The DNA sequence of the homologous region of human DNA (termed humos) was resolved and compared to that of the mouse cellular homolog of v-mos (termed mumos) [Van(More)
The protein coding region of the herpes simplex virus type-1 glycoprotein D (gD) gene was mapped, and the nucleotide sequence was determined. The predicted amino acid sequence of the gD polypeptide was found to contain a number of features in common with other virus glycoproteins. Insertion of this protein coding region into a bacterial expressor plasmid(More)
Despite biochemical and genetic data suggesting that E2F and pRB (pocket protein) families regulate transcription via chromatin-modifying factors, the precise mechanisms underlying gene regulation by these protein families have not yet been defined in a physiological setting. In this study, we have investigated promoter occupancy in wild-type and pocket(More)
The expression of genes required for progression through the cell cycle is highly modulated through a regulatory axis containing the E2F transcription factor and retinoblastoma tumour suppressor protein families. One of the genes regulated through this mechanism encodes the B-Myb transcription factor, which has been shown to be critically required for early(More)
There are two hypotheses explaining a fulminant outcome after hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, both of which may be applicable at the same time: (i) basal core promoter (BCP) mutations increase viral replication, allowing rapid spread of the virus through the liver, and (ii) pre-core (pre-C) mutations abrogating hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) synthesis(More)
We describe a 2560 base pair herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) DNA sequence containing the entire immediate-early mRNA-5 (IEmRNA-5) gene. The 3' and 5' termini of IEmRNA-5 were mapped within this DNA sequence by single-strand specific endonuclease protection experiments. The IEmRNA-5 gene contains DNA sequences from both the unique (Us) and reiterated(More)
The promoters of genes which regulate entry into and progress through mitosis are typically induced maximally in G2 by transcription factors that include B-Myb and FoxM1. As FoxM1 gene transcription is a target of B-Myb, we investigated in this study how these transcription factors functionally interact to regulate these G2/M genes. Using a 3T3 cell line(More)