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BZLF1 (ZEBRA, Zta) protein of Epstein-Barr virus selected in a yeast one-hybrid system by binding to a consensus site in the IgH intronic enhancer: A role in immunoglobulin expression?

M Gstaiger, C Hovens, O Georgiev, L Knoepfel, W Schaffner

Biological Chemistry Hoppe-Seyler | WALTER DE GRUYTER & CO | Published : 1996


We have used a yeast one hybrid screen to search for factors interacting with a subsegment of the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) intronic enhancer. The 51 bp enhancer segment harbored a so-called E-box and an octamer site, known to bind helix-loop-helix transcription factors and Oct factors, respectively. Mammalian Oct-2A protein was also expressed in yeast, to select for transcription factors possibly cooperating with Oct-2. Six strongly interacting protein clones were selected from a peripheral blood lymphocyte library. These included a B cell-specific co-activator, termed Bob1, that directly binds to Oct-2 (Gstaiger et al., 1995, Nature 373, 360-362). Three further clones represent the ..

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