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Lee, M.C., Toh, L.L., Yaw, L.P., Luo, Y. (2010). Drosophila octamer elements and pdm-1 dictate the coordinated transcription of core histone genes.  J. Biol. Chem. 285(12): 9041--9053.
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FBrf0210215
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Research paper
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We reveal a set of divergent octamer elements in Drosophila melanogaster (dm) core histone gene promoters. These elements recruit transcription factor POU-domain protein in D. melanogaster 1 (Pdm-1), which along with co-activator dmOct-1 coactivator in S-phase (dmOCA-S), activates transcription from at least the Drosophila histone 2B (dmH2B) and 4 (dmH4) promoters in a fashion similar to the transcription of mammalian histone 2B (H2B) gene activated by octamer binding transcription factor 1 (Oct-1) and Oct-1 coactivator in S-phase (OCA-S). The expression of core histone genes in both kingdoms is coordinated; however, although the expression of mammalian histone genes involves subtype-specific transcription factors and/or co-activator(s), the expression of Drosophila core histone genes is regulated by a common module (Pdm-1/dmOCA-S) in a directly coordinated manner. Finally, dmOCA-S is recruited to the Drosophila histone locus bodies in the S-phase, marking S-phase-specific transcription activation of core histone genes.

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PMC2838325 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
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    J. Biol. Chem.
    Title
    Journal of Biological Chemistry
    Publication Year
    1905-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0021-9258
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