Transcriptional activation of rat creatine kinase B by 17β-estradiol in MCF-7 cells involves an estrogen responsive element and GC-rich sites

Fan Wang, Ismael Samudio, Stephen Safe

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Abstract

The rat creatine kinase B (CKB) gene is induced by estrogen in the uterus, and constructs containing rat CKB gene promoter inserts are highly estrogen-responsive in cell culture. Analysis of the upstream -568 to -523 region of the promoter in HeLa cells has identified an imperfect palindromic estrogen response element (ERE) that is required for hormone inducibility. Analysis of the CKB gene promoter in MCF-7 breast cancer cells confirmed that pCKB7 (containing the -568 to -523 promoter insert) was estrogen-responsive in transient transfection studies. However, mutation and deletion analysis of this region of the promoter showed that two GC-rich sites and the concensus ERE were functional cis-elements that bound estrogen receptor α (ERα)/Sp1 and ERα proteins, respectively. The role of these elements was confirmed in gel mobility shift and chromatin immunoprecipitation assays and transfection studies in MDA-MB-231 and Schneider Drosophila SL-2 cells. These results show that transcriptional activation of CKB by estrogen is dependent, in part, on ERα/Sp1 action which is cell context-dependent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-172
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Cellular Biochemistry
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • CKB
  • ERα/Sp1
  • Estrogen
  • Promoter analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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