Journal article

GATA transcription factors associate with a novel class of nuclear bodies in erythroblasts and megakaryocytes

AG Elefanty, M Antoniou, N Custodio, M CarmoFonseca, FG Grosveld

EMBO JOURNAL | OXFORD UNIV PRESS UNITED KINGDOM | Published : 1996

Abstract

The nuclear distribution of GATA transcription factors in murine haemopoietic cells was examined by indirect immunofluorescence. Specific bright foci of GATA-1 fluorescence were observed in erythroleukaemia cells and primary murine erythroblasts and megakaryocytes, in addition to diffuse nucleoplasmic localization. These foci, which were preferentially found adjacent to nucleoli or at the nuclear periphery, did not represent sites of active transcription or binding of GATA-1 to consensus sites in the beta-globin loci. Immunoelectron microscopy demonstrated the presence of intensely labelled structures likely to represent the GATA-1 foci seen by immunofluorescence. The GATA-1 nuclear bodies d..

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