Identification and functional characterization of a conserved, nuclear factor 1-like element in the proximal promoter region of CYP1A2 gene specifically expressed in the liver and olfactory mucosa

Jianhua Zhang, Qing Yu Zhang, Jiancheng Guo, Yali Zhou, Xinxin Ding

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Abstract

CYP1A2 is a major cytochrome P-450 isoform in the liver and the olfactory mucosa but is essentially not expressed in other tissues. A nuclear factor 1 (NF-1) -like element was identified in the proximal promoter region of rat, mouse, rabbit, and human CYP1A2 genes through data base analysis. In vitro DNase I footprinting with a -211 to +81 probe from the rat CYP1A2 gene and nuclear extracts from rat liver and olfactory mucosa revealed a single protected region corresponding to the NF-1-like element at -129 to -111. Protein binding to this NF-1-like element was tissue-selective and was confirmed by in vivo footprinting in native chromatin from rat liver. Multiple DNA-binding complexes were detected in gel-shift assays using the CYP1A2 NF-1-like element and nuclear extracts from liver and olfactory mucosa, all of which were supershifted in the presence of an anti-NF1 antibody. The NF-1-like element was essential for transcriptional activity of the CYPIA2 gene in an in vitro transcription assay using nuclear extracts from the two tissues. Thus, members of the NF-1 family of transcription factors may play an important role in the tissue-selective expression of the CYP1A2 gene in the liver and olfactory mucosa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8895-8902
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume275
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 24 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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