Our previous in vitro and in vivo research has shown that poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation is involved in protecting CpG dinucleotides from full methylation in genomic DNA and that a block of poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation is also involved in modifying the methylation pattern in the promoter region of Htf9 housekeeping gene.
Caiafa et al., L'Aquila, Italy. In J Biol Chem, 1998
The other experimental approach allowed us to prove that, as a consequence of the inhibition of the poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation process, an anomalous methylation pattern could be evidenced in the CpG island of the promoter fragment of the Htf9 gene, amplified from DNA obtained from fibroblasts preincubated with 3-aminobenzamide.
Lavia et al., Roma, Italy. In Cell Growth Differ, 1995
The mouse Htf9-a gene encodes a small hydrophilic protein, named Ran-binding protein 1 (RanBP-1), for its interaction with the Ras-related Ran protein; RanBP-1 binds the biologically active form of Ran.