ZFAT expression in B and T lymphocytes and identification of ZFAT-regulated genes

Midori Koyanagi, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi, Takahiro Fujimoto, Ning Gu, Iwai Baba, Yasuo Takashima, Keiko Doi, Haruhito Harada, Norihiro Kato, Takehiko Sasazuki, Senji Shirasawa

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Abstract

The human ZFAT gene encodes a 1243-amino-acid protein containing one AT hook and 18 C2H2 zinc finger domains, which are highly conserved among ZFAT orthologues from fish to mammalian species. Consistent with the presence of multiple predicted nuclear localization signals, endogenous ZFAT protein was found to be localized to the nucleus. In the mouse tissues examined by Western blotting, ZFAT was found to be expressed in thymus, spleen, and lymph nodes, but not in other tissues, including bone marrow. Furthermore, ZFAT protein was found to be up-regulated during the transition from CD4-CD8- to CD4+CD8+ thymocytes and to be expressed only in B and T lymphocytes in peripheral lymphoid tissues. Expression array analyses demonstrated that genes that are down-regulated upon ZFAT overexpression in mouse Ba/F3 cells are significantly enriched for those functionally related to immune responses. These results suggest that ZFAT functions as a critical transcriptional regulator in B and T lymphocytes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-457
Number of pages7
JournalGenomics
Volume91
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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B-Lymphocytes
T-Lymphocytes
AT-Hook Motifs
Genes
Nuclear Localization Signals
Proteins
Lymphoid Tissue
Thymocytes
Thymus Gland
Fishes
Spleen
Lymph Nodes
Bone Marrow
Western Blotting
Amino Acids
CYS2-HIS2 Zinc Fingers
beryllium trifluoride

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Koyanagi, M., Nakabayashi, K., Fujimoto, T., Gu, N., Baba, I., Takashima, Y., ... Shirasawa, S. (2008). ZFAT expression in B and T lymphocytes and identification of ZFAT-regulated genes. Genomics, 91(5), 451-457. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2008.01.009

ZFAT expression in B and T lymphocytes and identification of ZFAT-regulated genes. / Koyanagi, Midori; Nakabayashi, Kazuhiko; Fujimoto, Takahiro; Gu, Ning; Baba, Iwai; Takashima, Yasuo; Doi, Keiko; Harada, Haruhito; Kato, Norihiro; Sasazuki, Takehiko; Shirasawa, Senji.

In: Genomics, Vol. 91, No. 5, 01.05.2008, p. 451-457.

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Koyanagi, M, Nakabayashi, K, Fujimoto, T, Gu, N, Baba, I, Takashima, Y, Doi, K, Harada, H, Kato, N, Sasazuki, T & Shirasawa, S 2008, 'ZFAT expression in B and T lymphocytes and identification of ZFAT-regulated genes', Genomics, vol. 91, no. 5, pp. 451-457. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2008.01.009
Koyanagi M, Nakabayashi K, Fujimoto T, Gu N, Baba I, Takashima Y et al. ZFAT expression in B and T lymphocytes and identification of ZFAT-regulated genes. Genomics. 2008 May 1;91(5):451-457. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2008.01.009
Koyanagi, Midori ; Nakabayashi, Kazuhiko ; Fujimoto, Takahiro ; Gu, Ning ; Baba, Iwai ; Takashima, Yasuo ; Doi, Keiko ; Harada, Haruhito ; Kato, Norihiro ; Sasazuki, Takehiko ; Shirasawa, Senji. / ZFAT expression in B and T lymphocytes and identification of ZFAT-regulated genes. In: Genomics. 2008 ; Vol. 91, No. 5. pp. 451-457.
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