東邦大学 教育・研究業績データベース   
     


  イトウ マサノリ   Ito Masanori
  伊藤 雅方
   所属   東邦大学  医学部 医学科
   職種   講師
論文種別 原著
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読あり
表題 Stage-specific regulatory element of mouse Sry gene
掲載誌名 正式名:Molecular Reproduction and Development
略  称:Mol Reprod Dev
インパクトファクター 2.543
巻・号・頁 64(4),389-396頁
著者・共著者 Yokouchi K, Ito M, Nishino K, Yamanouchi K, Naito K, Suzawa M, Kato S, Hakamata Y, Endo H, Tojo H
発行年月 2003/04
概要 Sry expression is essential for initiating male sex differentiation, and the expression occurs only during a restricted period in the developing gonad. It is thought that Sry is part of a pathway of genes that regulate sex determination. Although the interactions of several genes with Sry expression have been suggested, the exact cascade of gene expression regulating Sry transcription is entirely obscure because there is no available cell line expressing Sry and reflecting an in vivo condition. The present study was carried out to investigate the cis-acting element of the mouse Sry that responds stage specifically to its expression, in part, using transgenic mice expressing GFP on the Y chromosome. Ten DNA fragments were generated by digesting the 5' upstream region (positions 5491-8039; 2,549 bp) of mouse Sry with appropriate restriction enzymes. In an electrophoretic mobility assay with these fragments, the region from position 5491 to position 5799 (309 bp) was identified as forming specific protein-DNA complexes with nuclear extracts from 11.5 days post coitus (dpc) gonads, but not from 12.5 and 13.5-dpc gonads. This region also formed specific protein-DNA complexes with the nuclear extracts from adult testicular germ cells that generate only a circular form from Sry. This stage-specific responsive region was narrowed down to positions 5559-5616 by DNase I footprinting analysis. The assay of DNase I hypersensitive (HS) using the nuclear lysates from the 11.5-dpc urogenital ridges demonstrated that the novel HS site was located in the proximity of position 5600. This region DNase I HS was also detected at the same position when the lysates from adult testicular germ cells were applied. The results indicate that the present HS site may be involved in the transcriptional regulation of the linear and/or circular molecule transcripts from mouse Sry gene.
DOI 10.1002/mrd.10278