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Purification of the proline-rich homeodomain protein.

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Department of Biochemistry, School of Medical Sciences, University Walk, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK BS8 1TD.

Abstract

The proline-rich homeodomain protein (PRH), also known as Hex, is a transcriptional repressor expressed in a variety of cell types. The PRH protein contains a proline-rich N-terminal domain that can repress transcription when attached to a heterologous DNA binding domain, a central homeodomain that mediates sequence-specific DNA binding, and an acidic C-terminal domain of unknown function. Although individual domains of PRH have been expressed in bacterial cells as GST- and histidine-tagged fusion proteins, attempts to express and purify the full-length protein have met with little success. Here we describe the purification of a histidine-tagged full-length PRH fusion protein. The protein described here will allow us to determine the mechanisms whereby PRH represses transcription.

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