Wenya Luo

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CCAAT displacement protein (CDP) competes with transcriptional activating proteins for binding to each of four elements within the myeloid-specific gp91(phox) promoter. CDP exhibits the strongest affinity for a site centered at -110 base pairs (bp) of the promoter and progressively weaker affinities for three more distal binding sites. CDP binding to each(More)
Repressor elements in the gp91(phox) promoter are necessary to restrict tissue-specific transcription to mature phagocytes. Deletion of these elements leads to significant promoter activity in cell lines such as HEL and K562 that do not normally express gp91(phox). The -100 to +12 base pair gp91(phox) promoter region is sufficient to direct maximal(More)
CCAAT displacement protein (CDP) is a transcriptional repressor that contains four distinct DNA-binding domains; a homeodomain and three cut repeats. Each DNA-binding domain of CDP was expressed as a glutathione S-transferase (GST)-fusion protein and analyzed for relative binding affinity to five CDP-binding sites within the gp91phox promoter. Each cut(More)
CCAAT displacement protein (CDP) is a transcriptional repressor that restricts expression of the gp91(phox) gene to mature myeloid cells. CDP interacts with multiple sites within the -450 to +12 bp human gp91(phox) promoter, and down-regulation of CDP DNA-binding activity is required for induction of gp91(phox) transcription in mature phagocytes. Truncation(More)
The cytochrome b558 heavy chain (gp9l-phox) is expressed in terminally differentiated myelomonocytic cells. Three cis-elements located between -450 and -100 bp of the gp91-phox promoter are required for IFN-gamma induced transcription. Mutations that disrupt individual cis-elements incrementally decrease gp9l-phox promoter activity, and one of the two(More)
HBV X protein (HBX) is associated with cell apoptosis mediated by TNF-α related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL), while the role of HBX on the expressions of TRAIL receptors death receptor 4 (DR4) and DR5 are unclear. In this study, we detected the cell apoptosis induced by TRAIL as well as gene and protein expressions of DR4 and DR5 in Huh-7 cells(More)
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