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Nhibitor TSA on the mRNA expression of MAGE-A1 gene and the other family members (MAGE-A2, -A3 and -A12) in different cell lines. Moreover, we assessed the methylation status of the MAGE-A promoters by sodium bisulfite mappingbefore and after stimulation with the demethylating agent 5-aza-CdR and/or TSA. While the methylation patterns clearly correlated with the basal MAGE RNA transcript levels, u
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Rexpression of Ets-1 could not further upregulate the promoter activity mediated by BORIS, as shown by several repetitions. Surprisingly, co-transfection with an expression plasmid encoding for Sp1 partly repressed the stimulatory effect mediated by BORIS (p = 0.001), whereas the addition of expression plasmid encoding for Ets-1 abrogated this repression (Figure 5B). To verify the repressive effec