Two intestinal specific nuclear factors binding to the lactase-phlorizin hydrolase and sucrase-isomaltase promoters are functionally related oligomeric molecules

J. T. Troelsen*, J. Olsen, C. Mitchelmore, G. H. Hansen, H. Sjöström, O. Norén

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Lactase-phlorizin hydrolase (LPH) and sucrase-isomaltase (SI) are enterocyte-specific gene products. The identification of regulatory cis-elements in the promoter of these two genes has enabled us to carry out comparative studies of the corresponding intestinal-specific nuclear factors (NF-LPH1 and SIF1-BP). Electrophoretic mobility shift assays demonstrated that the two nuclear factors compete for binding on the same cis-elements. The molecular size of the DNA binding polypeptide is estimated to be approximately 50 kDa for both factors. In the native form the factors are found as 250 kDa oligomeric complexes. Based on these results NF-LPH1 and SIF1-BP are suggested to be either identical or closely related molecules.
TidsskriftFEBS Letters
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)297-301
Antal sider5
StatusUdgivet - 11 apr. 1994
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Caco2
  • NF-LPH1
  • SIF1 binding protein
  • Transcription factor

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