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dc.contributor.advisorPeterson, David O.
dc.creatorToohey, Kimberlin Morley
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dc.description.abstractThe activity of the mouse mammary tumor virus promoter was assessed in various sequence contexts with a transient transfection assay in which promoter activity was determined by way of expression of a linked gene encoding chloramphenicol acetyltransferase, as well as by direct analysis of RNA transcripts. The results indicate that the proviral long terminal repeat contains a negative transcriptional control element in addition to the glucocorticoid-responsive transcriptional enhancer that has been described previously. The negative element is able to function in both orientations and, at least to some extent, at multiple positions with respect to the regulated transcription unit. The effects on gene expression cannot be explained by alterations in transfection efficiency. Deletion analysis was utilized to localize the element to a 65 base pair fragment located between -427 to -363 (with respect to the transcription initiation site) 5' of binding sites for the glucocorticoid receptor protein that have been defined in vitro. The role of the negative element may be to repress the inherent activity of the proviral promoter in the absence of glucocorticoids, resulting in an increased ratio of gene expression in the presence and absence of hormone.en
dc.format.extentix, 78 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectMajor biochemistryen
dc.subject.classification1987 Dissertation T668
dc.subject.lcshBiochemical geneticsen
dc.subject.lcshGene expressionen
dc.subject.lcshMolecular geneticsen
dc.titleThe identification and characterization of a cis-acting negative regulatory element within the mouse mammary tumor virus long terminal repeaten
dc.typeThesisen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen D. in Biochemistryen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLohman, Timothy M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberThomas, Terry L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWild, James R.
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen
dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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