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Articles by J. Fei
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  Z Liu , M Liu , G Niu , Y Cheng and J. Fei

Transcriptional repression is as important as transcriptional activation in establishing cell-type specific patterns of gene expression. RE1-silencing transcription factor (REST), also known as neuronal restrictive silencing factor (NRSF), is a transcriptional regulator that represses a battery of neuronal differentiation genes in non-neuronal cells or in neural progenitor cells by binding to a specific DNA sequence (repressor element-1/neuron-restrictive silencer element, RE1/NRSE). REST/NRSF functions in the neuronal development are widely studied, however, little is known about target genes in various non-neuronal lineages that may result in cell differentiation. Here, we use RNA interference (RNAi) technology combined with the microarray strategy to identify potential REST/NRSF targets and RE1/NRSEs in human non-neuronal cell line HEK 293. Expression of 54 genes was up-regulated by inhibition of REST/NRSF in the HEK 293 cells according to the microarray experiment and 13 of those were further confirmed by quantitative RT-PCR. Our results confirmed the good confidence and reliability of current research data based on in silico, chromatin immunoprecipitation in combination with microarrays (ChIP-chip), and high-throughput sequencing (ChIP-seq). However, in view of the fact that thousands of genes have been testified or predicted to be recognized by REST/NRSF, our data show that only a few genes among those are directly up-regulated by the interaction of REST/NRSF with RE1/NRSEs sites in gene sequences.

  F. Liu , J. Fei , N. Li and Q. Meng
  Muscle regeneration recapitulates myogenesis. HGF (hepatocyte growth factor) plays an important role in muscle development, as the only secreted growth factor, which can activates myoblasts proliferation. The expression units of wild HGF promoter-luciferase vector exceeded the expression units of HGF promoter-luciferase vector with mutated binding sequence of MyoD, also the expression trend of HGF was in accordance with the expression of MyoD. The expression of MyoD directly affects the expression of HGF during muscle development. In C2C12 culture, the expression of HGF is up-regulated in the phase of proliferation process, but down-related in the phase of differentiation. We identified the proliferation and differentiation stage of C2C12 culture by the definition of expression of myogenic regulator family (MyoD, yf5, yogenin, Myf6) and detected the HGF level during this two stages. MyoD bind site was found in the 5’-UTR of HGF promoter. MyoD is b HLH (basic helix-loop-helix) transcriptional activator which has a critical role during myogenesis. We verified that MyoD can bind the active b HLH site, as shown by EMSA. Transfection of wild HGF promoter-luciferase eukaryotic expression vector with MyoD binding site and HGF promoter-luciferase eukaryotic expression vector with mutated MyoD binding site into C2C12 myoblasts was done.
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