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Nature. 1994 Apr 7;368(6471):520-5.

Promoter targeting by adenovirus E1a through interaction with different cellular DNA-binding domains.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138.

Abstract

A puzzling property of the transcriptional activators encoded by several animal viruses is their ability to function promiscuously. The adenovirus E1a protein, for example, stimulates transcription of adenoviral genes as well as a wide variety of other viral and cellular genes. We show that E1a can interact with several classes of cellular DNA-binding domains and thereby be recruited to diverse promoters. Our results explain how a single protein can regulate transcription of multiple genes that lack a common promoter element.

PMID:
8139685
DOI:
10.1038/368520a0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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