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Title: Identification of locus-specific DNA-binding factors for the regulation of HLA class-I genes in human colorectal cancer
Authors: Soong, T.W. 
Hui, K.M. 
Issue Date: 1991
Source: Soong, T.W.,Hui, K.M. (1991). Identification of locus-specific DNA-binding factors for the regulation of HLA class-I genes in human colorectal cancer. International Journal of Cancer 48 (SUPPL. 6) : 131-137. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The expression of HLA class-I mRNA in human colorectal cancer cell lines was studied. Locus-specific down-regulation of HLA class-I mRNA could be demonstrated in some of the human colorectal lines. This transcriptional suppression of HLA mRNA, however, was not a result of genetic alterations in the HLA structural genes. The transcription of the HLA class-I genes in the HLA-deficient cell lines could be induced by the addition of human recombinant γ-IFN. In this report, we have employed these human colorectal cell lines to study locus-specific transcriptional regulation of HLA class-I gene expression. Our results demonstrate that the locus-specific suppression of HLA gene expression in human colorectal cell lines is mediated by the loss of certain DNA-binding transcription factors which act in a locus-specific manner. Our conclusion is further supported by experiments which showed that exogenously introduced HLA-CAT DNA constructs were also regulated in a locus-specific fashion when assayed by in vitro functional assays using these human colorectal cell lines.
Source Title: International Journal of Cancer
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/116089
ISSN: 00207136
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