KLF3 binds the α-globin promoter in vitro. The binding of KLF3 to the α-globin promoter was assessed by EMSA, using radiolabeled probes designed from analysis of the human and mouse α-globin proximal promoter sequences (Figure 2). KLF3 was either expressed in COS-7 cells (lanes 2, 3, 7 and 8) or endogenous KLF3 was harvested in nuclear extracts from K562 (lanes 4 and 5) and MEL (lanes 9 and 10) erythroid cell lines. Nuclear extracts from mock transfected COS-7 cells have been included as a negative control (lanes 1 and 6). Binding to the human promoter sequence is shown in the left hand panel whilst binding to the mouse sequence is shown on the right. αKLF3 indicates an anti-KLF3 antibody used to validate KLF3 specific binding by supershift. Additional bands in lanes 4, 5, 9 and 10 (denoted by asterisks) most likely represent SP1 and SP3 as in .
Funnell et al. BMC Molecular Biology 2014 15:8 doi:10.1186/1471-2199-15-8