Nuclease sensitivity of the mouse HPRT gene promoter region: differential sensitivity on the active and inactive X chromosomes.


We investigated the conformation of the X-linked mouse hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase gene (HPRT) promoter region both in chromatin from the active and inactive X chromosomes with DNase I and in naked supercoiled DNA with S1 nuclease. A direct comparison of the chromatin structures of the active and inactive mouse HPRT promoter regions was… (More)