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Dose-dependent regulation of target gene expression and cell proliferation by c-Myc levels.

Transcription 4, 192-197 (2013)
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The proto-oncogene c-myc encodes a basic helix-loop-helix leucine zipper transcription factor (c-Myc). c-Myc plays a crucial role in cell growth and proliferation. Here, we examined how expression of c-Myc target genes and cell proliferation depend on variation of c-Myc protein levels. We show that proliferation rates, the number of cells in S-phase, and cell size increased in a dose-dependent manner in response to increasing c-Myc levels. Likewise, the mRNA levels of c-Myc responsive genes steadily increased with rising c-Myc levels. Strikingly, steady-state mRNA levels of c-Myc target genes did not saturate even at highest c-Myc concentrations. These characteristics predestine c-Myc levels as a cellular rheostat for the control and fine-tuning of cell proliferation and growth rates.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter Gene activity; Transcription factor; Titration; Transactivation
ISSN (print) / ISBN 2154-1264
e-ISSN 2154-1272
Zeitschrift Transcription
Quellenangaben Band: 4, Heft: 4, Seiten: 192-197 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Landes Bioscience
Begutachtungsstatus