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Korean J Anat. 2007 Jun;40(2):77-83. Korean. Original Article.
Shin JH , Kim SW , Kim ID , Lee MH , Lee JK .
Department of Anatomy and Center for Advanced Medical Education (BK21 project), Inha University School of Medicine, Inchon, Korea.
Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.

Tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) comprise a family of secreted multifunctional proteins that consists of four members (TIMP-1 to TIMP-4). TIMPs are all major inhibitors of most matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). They are synthesized by a variety of different cells and regulated by a number of cytokines and by growth and differentiation factors. The balance between MMPs and TIMPs plays a crucial role in the turnover of extracellular matrix in normal and pathological conditions. Here, we report that the production of TIMP-1 was upregulated in interferon (IFNgamma-treated C6 astroglioma cells and that the proximal 226 bp region of the promoter of the TIMP-1 gene is responsible for IFNgamma-induced induction in C6 astroglioma cells. The induction of TIMP-1 production by IFNgamma was virtually abolished by introducing mutations into the putative SP1-response element in the promoter, indicating that the SP1 binding site conferred responsiveness onto a heterologous promoter. Together the results suggest that the IFNgamma-induced upregulation of TIMP-1 production in C6 astroglioma cells is mediated by the SP1 binding site localized in the TIMP-1 gene promoter.

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