Identification and characterization of members of the FKHR (FOX O) subclass of winged-helix transcription factors in the mouse

Identification and characterization of members of the FKHR (FOX O) subclass of winged-helix... Genetic alterations of FKHR (FOXO1), AF6q21 (FOXO2), and AFX (FOXO4), closely related members of the forkhead family of DNA binding proteins, in human cancers has suggested they play a role in the regulation of cellular differentiation or proliferation. In order to elucidate the function of this gene subfamily during mammalian development, we have identified and characterized three novel mouse genes; Fkhr1 (Foxo1), Fkhr2 (Foxo3), and Afxh (Foxo4), which are closely related to the human FKHR (Foxo1), AF6q21 (FOXO2), and AFX (FOXO4) genes, respectively. The genes are each expressed both during development and in the adult with distinct patterns ranging from ubiquitous [Fkhr2 (Foxo3)] to tissue-specific [Afxh (Foxo4)]. Selection of high-affinity DNA-binding sites from a pool of degenerate oligonucleotides demonstrated that the proteins encoded by these genes recognize a core sequence [(T/A) (A/T) A A C A] similar to that recognized by other forkhead domain-containing proteins. We have also identified additional FKHR-related genes expressed during development in both the chick and zebrafish. Further characterization will provide insight into the roles of members of the FKHR subfamily of forkhead-related genes during both normal and neoplastic development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mammalian Genome Springer Journals

Identification and characterization of members of the FKHR (FOX O) subclass of winged-helix transcription factors in the mouse

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2001 by Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Subject
Life Sciences; Cell Biology; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Human Genetics
ISSN
0938-8990
eISSN
1432-1777
D.O.I.
10.1007/s003350020002
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Abstract

Genetic alterations of FKHR (FOXO1), AF6q21 (FOXO2), and AFX (FOXO4), closely related members of the forkhead family of DNA binding proteins, in human cancers has suggested they play a role in the regulation of cellular differentiation or proliferation. In order to elucidate the function of this gene subfamily during mammalian development, we have identified and characterized three novel mouse genes; Fkhr1 (Foxo1), Fkhr2 (Foxo3), and Afxh (Foxo4), which are closely related to the human FKHR (Foxo1), AF6q21 (FOXO2), and AFX (FOXO4) genes, respectively. The genes are each expressed both during development and in the adult with distinct patterns ranging from ubiquitous [Fkhr2 (Foxo3)] to tissue-specific [Afxh (Foxo4)]. Selection of high-affinity DNA-binding sites from a pool of degenerate oligonucleotides demonstrated that the proteins encoded by these genes recognize a core sequence [(T/A) (A/T) A A C A] similar to that recognized by other forkhead domain-containing proteins. We have also identified additional FKHR-related genes expressed during development in both the chick and zebrafish. Further characterization will provide insight into the roles of members of the FKHR subfamily of forkhead-related genes during both normal and neoplastic development.

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Mammalian GenomeSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2001

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