Evidence for a role of topoisomerase II in the Ca2+-dependent basal level expression of the rat prolactin gene.


The PRL gene is expressed at a high basal level in rat pituitary tumor GH3 cells, and this basal level enhancement of PRL gene expression is maintained through a Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent mechanism. We have now examined whether the enzyme, DNA topoisomerase II, which has been shown to be phosphorylated by a Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase, plays a… (More)