Isolation and characterisation of peroxiredoxin 6 promoter from sheep (Ovis aries)

Nan-Nan Liu 1 , Zeng-Shan Liu 1 , Shi-Ying Lu 1 , Pan Hu 1 , Ying Zhang 1 , Bao-Quan Fu 2 , Yan-Song Li 1 , Yu Zhou 1 , Yu Zhang 3 , and Hong-Lin Ren 1
  • 1 Key Laboratory of Zoonosis Research, Ministry of Education, Institute of Zoonosis/College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Animal Sciences, Jilin University, Xi An Da Lu 5333, Changchun 130062, China
  • 2 State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health of the Ministry of Agriculture, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou 730046, China
  • 3 Fifth Department of Orthopaedics, First Central Hospital of Baoding, Baoding 071000, China


Introduction: Peroxiredoxin 6 (Prdx6) is a bifunctional protein and a unique 1-Cys Prdx of the peroxiredoxin family. The expression and regulation of Prdx6 are implicated in numerous physiological and pathological processes.

Material and Methods: Eight stepwise truncated DNA fragments obtained from the 5′-flank region of the Prdx6 gene were prepared and subcloned into the pSEAP2-Enhancer vectors. To investigate the transcriptional activity of the truncated DNA fragments, the recombinant plasmids were transfected into the COS-1 cells and the transcriptional activity was measured via assaying the expression of the reporter gene of the secreted alkaline phosphatase.

Results: A 3.4 kb 5′-upstream flank region of the Prdx6 gene was cloned and sequenced. The region from −108 nt to −36 nt of the 5′-flanking region of the Prdx6 gene contained basal transcriptional activity.

Conclusion: This result provides the basis for further studies on the gene regulation of the Prdx6-mediated biological processes and on screening for the transacting factors that interact with cis-acting elements of the Prdx6 gene promoter.

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