The smooth muscle alpha-actin gene promoter is differentially regulated in smooth muscle versus non-smooth muscle cells.

Abstract

To identify potential regulators of smooth muscle cell (SMC) differentiation, we studied the molecular mechanisms that control the tissue-specific transcriptional expression of SM alpha-actin, the most abundant protein in fully differentiated SMCs. A construct containing the region from -1 to -125 of the promoter (p125CAT) had high transcriptional activity… (More)

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@article{Shimizu1995TheSM, title={The smooth muscle alpha-actin gene promoter is differentially regulated in smooth muscle versus non-smooth muscle cells.}, author={Ritsuko Shimizu and Randal S. Blank and Rhodri Jervis and S C Lawrenz-Smith and Gary K. Owens}, journal={The Journal of biological chemistry}, year={1995}, volume={270 13}, pages={7631-43} }