Promoter Structure Which Affects on the Expression of Yeast MGMT Gene

  • Choe, Soo-Young (Department of Biology. Chungbuk National University)
  • Received : 1996.10.31
  • Published : 1997.01.31


The present study was performed to analyze the molecular mechanism which dictates the transcription regulation of the $O^6$-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Previously we identified one possible upstream repressing sequence (URS) in MGMT promoter by promoter deletion and competition analysis. In this paper we report another regulatory element (UAS: upstream activating sequence. -213 to -136) which affects the transcription activity of MGMT promoter. Gel mobility shift assay and Southwestern blot analysis using UAS probe showed several specific proteins which were able to bind to this sequence.


MGMT promoter;UAS(upstream activating sequence);yeast


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