Global mapping of ZBTB7A transcription factor binding sites in HepG2 cells
© © Versita Warsaw and Springer-Verlag Wien 2010
Received: 30 August 2009
Accepted: 17 February 2010
Published: 19 March 2010
ZBTB7A is a known proto-oncogene that is implicated in carcinogenesis and cell differentiation and development. Fully understanding the function of ZBTB7A in cellular processes could provide useful strategies for cancer treatment and development-associated disease therapy. Here, global mapping of ZBTB7A transcription factor binding sites was developed by utilizing microarray technology in HepG2 cells. The data obtained from the microarrays was further validated via chromatin immunoprecipitation-PCR (ChIP-PCR) and real time-PCR, and it was revealed that ZBTB7A may be one of the regulators of neural development. ZBTB7A target signal pathways were identified in signal pathway and GO (Gene Ontology) analyses. This is the first report on the global mapping of ZBTB7A downstream direct targets, and these findings will be useful in understanding the roles of ZBTB7A in cellular processes.