Induction of serum amyloid A (SAA) gene by SAA-activating sequence-binding factor (SAF) in monocyte/macrophage cells. Evidence for a functional synergy between SAF and Sp1.

@article{Ray1997InductionOS,
  title={Induction of serum amyloid A (SAA) gene by SAA-activating sequence-binding factor (SAF) in monocyte/macrophage cells. Evidence for a functional synergy between SAF and Sp1.},
  author={B. K. Ray and Alpana Ray},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1997},
  volume={272 46},
  pages={28948-53}
}
Serum amyloid A (SAA) is a plasma protein that is associated with many inflammatory diseases including amyloidosis, arthritis, and atherosclerosis. SAA level is significantly increased during inflammatory condition, and such abnormal expression of this protein is linked to the pathogenesis of the above-mentioned diseases. A promoter element, designated as SAA-activating sequence (SAS), located between -280 and -226 has been implicated in the induction mechanism and a nuclear factor, SAS-binding… CONTINUE READING