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The processes that take place during development and differentiation are directed through coordinated regulation of expression of a large number of genes. One such gene regulatory network provides cell cycle control in eukaryotic organisms. In this work, we have studied the structural features of the 5' regulatory regions of cell cycle-related genes. We(More)
We have taken a new approach to the identification of E2F-regulated promoters. After modification of a chromatin immunoprecipitation assay, we cloned nine chromatin fragments which represent both strong and weak in vivo E2F binding sites. Further characterization of three of the cloned fragments revealed that they are bound in vivo not only by E2Fs but also(More)
The E2F family of transcription factors includes five E2F and three DP forms. E2F is involved in the regulation of cell proliferation, but little is known about E2F function during vertebrate development. We have explored the regulation of E2F expression during mouse organogenesis by in situ hybridization. We find selective up-regulation of E2F-2, E2F-4,(More)
E2F-mediated transcription is thought to involve binding of an E2F-pocket protein complex to promoters in the G(0) phase of the cell cycle and release of the pocket protein in late G(1), followed by release of E2F in S phase. We have tested this model by monitoring protein-DNA interactions in living cells using a formaldehyde cross-linking and(More)
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