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      Factors That Determine Cell-Specific Gene Expression in Pancreatic Endocrine Tumor Cells

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          Phenotypically distinct islet tumor cell lines may recapitulate certain of the developmental pathways of normal islet cell differentiation by expressing a combinatorial set of positively and negatively acting DNA-binding proteins to allow for the programmed expression of genes encoding polypeptide hormones. The structure of one of these DNA-binding proteins, a cyclic AMP-responsive protein (CREB) that binds specific DNA regulatory elements in the somatostatin gene, has been deduced from the sequence of a cloned cDNA. The CREB protein contains a DNA-binding domain separate from a cAMP-dependent protein kinase A activation domain. Further characterizations of the genes encoding the DNA-binding proteins should help to elucidate the cellular processes involved in islet cell differentiation and the genesis of tumors.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5167-0
          978-3-318-01959-9
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1989
          1989
          02 December 2008
          : 32
          : 1-3
          : 61-66
          Affiliations
          Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., USA
          Article
          181246 Horm Res 1989;32:61–66
          10.1159/000181246
          2559019
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
          Categories
          Peptide Hormone Secreting Tumors

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