The methylation state of the CCGG and GCGC sites of the Ha-ras-1 oncogene was analysed in the human leukemic K562 cell line, which was found to actively transcribe this gene. The results obtained demonstrate that the Ha-ras-1 oncogene is extensively methylated in both exonic, intronic, VTR and 3′ untranslated portions, while undermethylations are present in a CG-rich island localized upstream of exon 1, near putative transcription initiation signals. Treatment of K562 cells with 5-azacytidine induces undermethylation of the Ha-ras-1 oncogene without major differences in the accumulation of Ha-ras-1 mRNA trascripts.

Clustering of undermethylated CCGG and GCGC sequences in the 5' region of the Ha-ras-1 oncogene of human leukemic K562 cells

PIVA, Maria Roberta;VOLINIA, Stefano;GAMBARI, Roberto
1987

Abstract

The methylation state of the CCGG and GCGC sites of the Ha-ras-1 oncogene was analysed in the human leukemic K562 cell line, which was found to actively transcribe this gene. The results obtained demonstrate that the Ha-ras-1 oncogene is extensively methylated in both exonic, intronic, VTR and 3′ untranslated portions, while undermethylations are present in a CG-rich island localized upstream of exon 1, near putative transcription initiation signals. Treatment of K562 cells with 5-azacytidine induces undermethylation of the Ha-ras-1 oncogene without major differences in the accumulation of Ha-ras-1 mRNA trascripts.
Barbieri, R.; Piva, Maria Roberta; Buzzoni, D.; Volinia, Stefano; Gambari, Roberto
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