PMID: 11792321 , Related PDB ids: 1H88, 1H89, 1H8A
Tahirov TH, Sato K, Ichikawa-Iwata E, Sasaki M, Inoue-Bungo T, Shiina M, Kimura K, Takata S, Fujikawa A, Morii H, Kumasaka T, Yamamoto M, Ishii S, Ogata K
Mechanism of c-Myb-C/EBP beta cooperation from separated sites on a promoter.
Cell. 2002 Jan 11;108(1):57-70.
c-Myb, but not avian myeloblastosis virus (AMV) v-Myb, cooperates with C/EBP beta to regulate transcription of myeloid-specific genes. To assess the structural basis for that difference, we determined the crystal structures of complexes comprised of the c-Myb or AMV v-Myb DNA-binding domain (DBD), the C/EBP beta DBD, and a promoter DNA fragment. Within the c-Myb complex, a DNA-bound C/EBP beta interacts with R2 of c-Myb bound to a different DNA fragment; point mutations in v-Myb R2 eliminate such interaction within the v-Myb complex. GST pull-down assays, luciferase trans-activation assays, and atomic force microscopy confirmed that the interaction of c-Myb and C/EBP beta observed in crystal mimics their long range interaction on the promoter, which is accompanied by intervening DNA looping.