Association of the Asn306Ser variant of the SP4 transcription factor and an intronic variant in the beta-subunit of transducin with digenic disease


Gao Y., Danciger M., Ozgul R. K. , Gribanova Y. E. , Jacobson S. G. , Farber D. B.

MOLECULAR VISION, cilt.13, ss.287-292, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: MOLECULAR VISION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.287-292

Özet

PURPOSE: SP4 is a transcription factor abundantly expressed in retina that binds to the GC promoter region of photoreceptor signal transduction genes. We have previously shown that SP4 may be involved in the transcriptional activation of these genes alone or together with other transcription factors such as SP1, neural retina leucine zipper protein (NRL), and cone-rod homeobox gene (CRX). Since mutations in NRL and CRX are involved in inherited retinal degenerations, SP4 was considered a good candidate for mutation screening in patients with this type of diseases. The purpose of this work, therefore, was to investigate possible mutations in SP4 in a cohort of patients affected with different forms of retinal degenerations.