Transgenic analysis of the stem cell leukemia +19 stem cell enhancer in adult and embryonic hematopoietic and endothelial cells
Green, Anthony R
Document TypeJournal Article
KeywordsHematopoietic stem cell
Transcription factor SCL/tal‐1
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AbstractAppropriate transcriptional regulation is critical for the biological functions of many key regulatory genes, including the stem cell leukemia (SCL) gene. As part of a systematic dissection of SCL transcriptional regulation, we have previously identified a 5,245-bp SCL +18/19 enhancer that targeted embryonic endothelium together with embryonic and adult hematopoietic progenitors and stem cells (HSCs). This enhancer is proving to be a powerful tool for manipulating hematopoietic progenitors and stem cells, but the design and interpretation of such transgenic studies require a detailed understanding of enhancer activity in vivo. In this study, we demonstrate that the +18/19 enhancer is active in mast cells, megakaryocytes, and adult endothelium. A 644-bp +19 core enhancer exhibited similar temporal and spatial activity to the 5,245-bp +18/19 fragment both during development and in adult mice. Unlike the +18/19 enhancer, the +19 core enhancer was only active in adult mice when linked to the eukaryotic reporter gene human placental alkaline phosphatase. Activity of a single core enhancer in HSCs, endothelium, mast cells, and megakaryocytes suggests possible overlaps in their respective transcriptional programs. Moreover, activity in a proportion of thymocytes and other SCL-negative cell types suggests the existence of a silencer elsewhere in the SCL locus.
SourceSilberstein L, Sánchez MJ, Socolovsky M, Liu Y, Hoffman G, Kinston S, Piltz S, Bowen M, Gambardella L, Green AR, Göttgens B. Transgenic analysis of the stem cell leukemia +19 stem cell enhancer in adult and embryonic hematopoietic and endothelial cells. Stem Cells. 2005 Oct;23(9):1378-88. doi: 10.1634/stemcells.2005-0090. Epub 2005 Jul 28. PMID: 16051983.
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