Nuclear matrix association regions of rat α2-macroglobulin gene

Takashi Ito, Yoshiyuki Sakaki

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We have identified DNA fragments which bind specifically to the nuclear matrix in vitro, termed matrix association regions (MARs), in the first and fourth introns of rat α2-macroglobulin gene. The MAR in the first intron is enriched with sequences closely related to the cleavage consensus of topoisomerase II, and contains the binding site of nuclear factor-α, a sequence-specific DNA binding protein reported previously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-454
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 16 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology


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