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Blood. 1996 Jun 1;87(11):4678-85.

Analysis of the thrombopoietin receptor (MPL) promoter implicates GATA and Ets proteins in the coregulation of megakaryocyte-specific genes.

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INSERM U. 91, Hôpital Henri Mondor, Créteil, France.

Abstract

The MPL gene codes for the thrombopoietin receptor, whose ligand specifically controls megakaryocytic differentiation. To understand the molecular basis for the megakaryocyte-specific expression of MPL, we analyzed the promoter of this gene. A 200 bp fragment is sufficient for high-level specific expression. This fragment can bind several trans-acting factors in vitro, including GATA-1 and members of the Ets family. GATA-1 binds with low affinity to a unique GATA motif at -70 in the MPL promoter, and destruction of this site yields only a modest decrease in expression level in HEL cells. Ets proteins also bind with low affinity to two sites. One is located at position -15 and its destruction reduces expression to 50%; the other is located immediately downstream of the GATA motif and plays a crucial role in expression of the promoter in HEL cells, as its inactivation reduces expression to 15%. Furthermore, GATA-1 and two Ets proteins, Ets-1 and Fli-1, can trans-activate the MPL promoter in heterologous cells. The effects of GATA-1 and these two Ets proteins are additive. Together with our previous results on the glycoprotein IIb (GpIIb) promoter, this study indicates a molecular basis for the coregulation of early markers of megakaryocyte differentiation.

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