Regulatory regions 3' of the immunoglobulin heavy chain intronic enhancer differentially affect expression of a heavy chain transgene in resting and activated B cells

D. Sigurdardottir, J. Sohn, J. Kass, E. Selsing

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Abstract

We have compared the expression patterns of three Ig heavy chain transgenes. The three constructs differ only by deletion of J-C intron sequences located downstream of the Eμ enhancer region. When stably transfected into a myeloma cell line, all three constructs are expressed at comparable levels. However, transgenic mice carrying each construct show dramatic differences in transgene expression. Our results indicate that, in addition to the Eμ enhancer, at least two regions, RegA and RegS, within the J-C intron influence transgene expression. RegA, located directly downstream of the core Eμ enhancer, is involved in up-regulation of transgene expression after LPS activation of splenocytes. RegS, located within or downstream of the Sμ switch region, is important for normal levels of transgene expression in splenocytes of heavy chain transgenic mice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2217-2225
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Immunology
Volume154
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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