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Genomics. 1997 Dec 15;46(3):435-42.

The human TRIDENT/HFH-11/FKHL16 gene: structure, localization, and promoter characterization.

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  • 1Department of Immunology, University Hospital Utrecht, The Netherlands. w.korver@lab.azu.nl

Abstract

We recently identified the winged-helix/fork head transcription factor Trident in mouse and described its expression in cycling cells. Here we report the isolation and characterization of the human TRIDENT (HGMW-approved symbol FKHL16) cDNA and gene. Homology between the human and the mouse Trident proteins was 79%. The gene consists of 10 exons and is located on chromosome 12 band p13. The winged-helix DNA-binding domain is encoded on three exons. Analysis of the promoter in synchronized Rat-1 fibroblasts revealed a fragment of 300 bases responsible for the cell cycle-specific expression of the TRIDENT gene.

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