Sabrina Helms

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We have examined the sequences required in vivo to promote transcription of a cell cycle-regulated human H4 histone gene. Deletion mutants of the 5' flanking region were assayed in mouse cells or fused with the chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) gene for assay in HeLa cells. The functional limits of the regulatory sequences were shown to extend at(More)
To quantify the expression of HMGA1 mRNA in uterine leiomyomas, the expression of HMGA1 was analyzed in a series including tumors with aberrations of chromosome 6 (n = 7) and cytogenetically normal tumors (n = 8) as a control group by quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. The average expression level in the 6p21 group was found to be(More)
We examined the structural and functional properties of a human H3 histone gene promoter. The complete nucleotide sequence of an H3 structural gene and 515 nucleotides of 5' and 100 nucleotides of 3' flanking sequences were determined. The upstream region of this cell cycle dependent H3 histone gene, designated pST519, contains consensus sequences typical(More)
We have identified a segment of DNA in the region 6,500 nucleotides upstream from a cell-cycle-dependent human H4 histone gene (pF0108A) which exhibits properties of an enhancer element. This distal element is not required for cap site initiation from the F0108A H4 histone gene. When the enhancer element is present in the genome as a stable integrated(More)
H1 and core histone mRNA levels have been examined in the presence of protein synthesis inhibitors with different mechanisms of action. Total HeLa cell RNAs were analyzed by Northern Blot hybridization using cloned human histone genes as probes. Inhibition of DNA replication resulted in a rapid decline in histone mRNA levels. However, in the presence of(More)
We have shown previously a good correlation between etoposide-induced sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) and cytotoxicity. A semisynthetic derivative of podophyllotoxin, etoposide is also called Vepesid (Bristol; code designation VP-16-213, abbreviated VP-16). Since SCE represent DNA recombinational events, we hypothesized that VP-16-induced SCE might result(More)
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