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A binding site for nuclear receptors is required for the differential expression of the aldolase A fast-twitch muscle promoter in body and head muscles.

Authors
  • Spitz, F
  • Demignon, J
  • Demeurie, J
  • Sabourin, J C
  • Kahn, A
  • Daegelen, D
  • Maire, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of biological chemistry
Publication Date
Jan 02, 1998
Volume
273
Issue
1
Pages
561–567
Identifiers
PMID: 9417116
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In hind limb muscles, the aldolase A muscle-specific promoter is specifically expressed in glycolytic fast-twitch fibers. Here, we show that in addition, it is expressed at higher levels in trunk and limb muscles than in neck and head muscles independent of their fiber-type content. We have identified by analysis of transgenic mice a DNA element that is required for this differential expression and, to a lesser extent, for fiber-type specificity. We show that members of the nuclear receptor superfamily bind this element in skeletal muscle nuclear extracts. Interestingly, in gel mobility shift assays, different complexes were formed with this sequence in tongue nuclear extracts compared with limb or trunk muscle nuclear extracts. Therefore, binding of distinct nuclear receptors to a single regulatory sequence appears to be associated with the location-dependent expression of the aldolase A muscle-specific promoter.

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