Functional and Activity Analysis of Cattle UCP3 Promoter with MRFs-Related Factors
AbstractUncoupling protein 3 (UCP3) is mainly expressed in muscle. It plays an important role in muscle, but less research on the regulation of cattle UCP3 has been performed. In order to elucidate whether cattle UCP3 can be regulated by muscle-related factors, deletion of cattle UCP3 promoter was amplified and cloned into pGL3-basic, pGL3-promoter and PEGFP-N3 vector, respectively, then transfected into C2C12 myoblasts cells and UCP3 promoter activity was measured using the dual-Luciferase reporter assay system. The results showed that there is some negative-regulatory element from −620 to −433 bp, and there is some positive-regulatory element between −433 and −385 bp. The fragment (1.08 kb) of UCP3 promoter was cotransfected with muscle-related transcription factor myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs) and myocyte-specific enhancer factor 2A (MEF2A). We found that UCP3 promoter could be upregulated by Myf5, Myf6 and MyoD and downregulated by MyoG and MEF2A. View Full-Text
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Chen, W.; Xu, H.; Chen, X.; Liu, Z.; Zhang, W.; Xia, D. Functional and Activity Analysis of Cattle UCP3 Promoter with MRFs-Related Factors. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 682.
Chen W, Xu H, Chen X, Liu Z, Zhang W, Xia D. Functional and Activity Analysis of Cattle UCP3 Promoter with MRFs-Related Factors. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(5):682.Chicago/Turabian Style
Chen, Wei; Xu, Houqiang; Chen, Xiang; Liu, Zhongwei; Zhang, Wen; Xia, Dan. 2016. "Functional and Activity Analysis of Cattle UCP3 Promoter with MRFs-Related Factors." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 5: 682.
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