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Cancer Res. 1994 Mar 15;54(6):1402-6.

Correlation between E2F-1 requirement in the S phase and E2F-1 transactivation of cell cycle-related genes in human cells.

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  • 1Jefferson Cancer Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.


The mammalian nuclear protein E2F-1 has recently been cloned based on its ability to bind the retinoblastoma protein. To determine whether E2F-1 plays a role in the control of the cell proliferation, we introduced an inducible construct expressing an E2F-1 antisense RNA into the human glioblastoma T98G cell line and assessed DNA synthesis during the cell cycle. Expression of the antisense transcripts during the G1-S transition resulted in a marked delay in the completion of DNA synthesis. Band-shift analysis of bacterially produced E2F-1 showed that this protein bound to the promoters of human DNA polymerase-alpha, cyclin D1, and c-myb but not to the cdc2 gene promoter. E2F-1 also transactivated the bound promoters in transient transfection assays. These results suggest a major role for E2F-1 in the control of cell cycle progression via transcriptional regulation of proliferation-associated genes.

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