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Collagen 11a1 Is Indirectly Activated By Lymphocyte Enhancer-Binding Factor 1 (Lef1) And Negatively Regulates Osteoblast Maturation, Rachel A. Kahler, Sorcha M.C. Yingst, Luke H. Hoeppner, Eric D. Jensen, David Krawczak, Julia T. Oxford, Jennifer J. Westendorf May 2008

Collagen 11a1 Is Indirectly Activated By Lymphocyte Enhancer-Binding Factor 1 (Lef1) And Negatively Regulates Osteoblast Maturation, Rachel A. Kahler, Sorcha M.C. Yingst, Luke H. Hoeppner, Eric D. Jensen, David Krawczak, Julia T. Oxford, Jennifer J. Westendorf

Biomolecular Research Center Publications and Presentations

Alpha 1 (XI) collagen (Col11a1) is essential for normal skeletal development. Mutations in Col11a1 cause Marshall and Stickler syndromes, characterized by craniofacial abnormalities, nearsightedness and hearing abnormalities. Despite its link to human diseases, few studies have characterized the factors that control Col11a1 transcription. We previously identified Col11a1 as a differentially expressed gene in Lef1-suppressed MC3T3 preosteoblasts. Here we report that Lef1 activates the Col11a1 promoter. This activation is dependent upon the DNA binding domain of Lef1, but does not require the ß-catenin interaction domain, suggesting that it is not responsive to Wnt signals. Targeted deletion of Col11a1 with an antisense ...