Journal article

Positive and negative regulatory elements in the late lactation protein-A gene promoter from the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)

JF Trott, TE Adams, M Wilson, KR Nicholas

BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENE STRUCTURE AND EXPRESSION | ELSEVIER | Published : 2005

Abstract

Little is known about the regulation of the marsupial-specific late lactation protein-A (LLP-A) gene, first expressed at mid-lactation in the mammary gland of the tammar wallaby. A genomic clone of LLP-A was sequenced and shown to include seven exons. The LLP-A promoter region of 1969 bp ligated to a secreted alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) gene reporter was co-transfected into CHO-K1 cells with prolactin (PRL) receptor cDNA. Transfected cells cultured with insulin, cortisol and PRL did not secrete SEAP into media. Similarly, this construct was not expressed in the mammary gland of eight lines of transgenic mice. In contrast, when the LLP-A promoter region was reduced to 850 bp, the expression o..

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