Influenza A virus transactivates the mouse envelope gene encoding syncytin B and its regulator, glial cells missing 1.
Recently, two candidate analogs for human syncytin, denoted syncytins A and B, were identified in the murine genome. These were found to have expression patterns and functions similar to human syncytin. In addition, the identification of glial cells missing (GCM)-binding motifs in putative promoter regions of the mouse syncytins imply analogous regulation. Transcriptional modulation of syncytin by exogenous agents was recently suggested by studies reporting transactivation of syncytin in huma...Expand abstract
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