Title

TBX5 nuclear localization is mediated by dual cooperative intramolecular signals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

The TBX5 transcription factor is required for normal cardiogenesis, and human TBX5 mutations cause congenital heart defects. Previous studies have shown that TBX5 can localize to cellular nuclei during embryogenesis and have suggested that altered nuclear localization may contribute to disease pathogenesis. Current analyses suggest that TBX5 nuclear localization is not uniform during organogenesis. To determine the biochemical mechanisms underlying TBX5 nuclear import, we performed site-directed mutagenesis of human TBX5. We identified two distinct nuclear localization signals in TBX5, one monopartite and one bipartite. While each is insufficient to promote complete TBX5 nuclear localization, they act cooperatively to do so. These sequences are evolutionarily conserved and have cognates in other T-box gene family members. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology

Volume

35

Issue

10

First Page

1191

Last Page

1195

Comments

This article was published in Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Volume 35, Issue 10, Pages 1191-1195.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-2828(03)00231-1.

Copyright © 2003 Elsevier.

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