To enable the analysis of the regulation of the human cardiotrophin-1 gene expression, the 5'-flanking region of the human cardiotrophin-1 gene was cloned and sequenced. Data bank search revealed several cis-active DNA elements (SP1, CREB, C/EBP, AP1 and AP2 like and GATA) in the proximal 1.1 kb region. Six nested 5-'terminal deletion mutants from -1091/+39 to -218/+39 were fused to a luciferase reportergene and proved to be functionally active after transfection into COS-7 cells.
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 17.03.1998|