Differential Expression of Subspecies of Polyomavirus and Murine Leukemia Virus Enhancer Core Binding Protein, PEBP2, in Various Hematopoietic Cells

Masanobu Satake, Manabu Inuzuka, Katsuya Shigesada, Tsuneyuki Oikawa, Yoshiaki Ito

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Abstract

The core sequence of the enhancer of murine leukemia virus (MuLV) long terminal repeat is highly conserved in a large number of MuLV strains and appears to play an essential role when SL3‐3 or Moloney strains induce T cell lymphoma in mice. We found by using the electrophoretic mobility shift assay that a polyomavirus enhancer core‐binding protein, PEBP2, bound to this core motif of MuLV. We also noted that PEBP2 in several hematopoietic cell lines derived from B lymphocyte, macrophage and myelocyte lineages migrated significantly faster than the authentic PEBP2 detected in NIH3T3 (ibroblasts. Interestingly, PEBP2 detected in the cell lines of T lymphocyte lineage appeared to contain both types, which were indistinguishable in electrophoretic mobility from those of NIH3T3 and of B lymphocyte, macrophage and myelocyte lineages. The treatment of the nuclear extract containing PEBP2 with phosphatase generated PEBP3, which is a subcomponent of PEBP2 and retained the same DNA‐binding specificity as PEBP2. The altered mobility of hematopoietic cell‐derived or T lymphocyte‐derived PEBP2 was found to be due to the alteration of the mobility of PEBP3. Based on the distinct mobility of PEBP2/3 of T lymphocytes from those of other hematopoietic cells, we discuss the implication of PEBP2 in MuLV‐induced T cell leukemia and T cell‐specific gene expression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)714-722
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer Research
Volume83
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jul

Keywords

  • Enhancer core
  • Key words
  • Murine leukemia virus
  • PEBP2
  • Polyomavirus
  • T lymphocytes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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