Regulation of human hsp90alpha gene expression

FEBS Lett. 1999 Feb 5;444(1):130-5. doi: 10.1016/s0014-5793(99)00044-7.


Mammalian HSP90alpha and HSP90beta are encoded by two individual genes. On the basis of the upstream sequences of the human hsp90alpha gene, GenBank accession number U25822, we have constructed CAT reporter plasmids driven by individual fragments of the hsp90alpha gene. We found that (1) the proximal heat shock element complex located at -96/-60 enhances hsp90alpha promoter expression; (2) heat shock induction depends upon the coexistence of distal heat shock element at -1031/-1022 and the proximal heat shock element complex of the hsp90alpha gene; (3) unlike hsp90beta, downstream sequences of the transcription start site inhibit hsp90alpha expression. We conclude that the regulatory mechanisms for the expression of hsp90alpha and hsp90beta genes are different.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Binding, Competitive
  • Cell Extracts
  • DNA / metabolism
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Gene Expression Regulation*
  • Genes, Reporter / genetics
  • HSP90 Heat-Shock Proteins / genetics*
  • Heat-Shock Response / genetics
  • Humans
  • Jurkat Cells
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic / genetics
  • Response Elements / genetics
  • Sequence Deletion / genetics
  • Transcriptional Activation
  • Transfection


  • Cell Extracts
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • HSP90 Heat-Shock Proteins
  • DNA

Associated data

  • GENBANK/U25822