ChIP-chip, RIP-chip and transcription profiling by array of human T-cells to identify the set of mRNAs that HIV-1 Tat interacts with in T-cells
ABSTRACT: We have used RNA immunoprecipitation to identify the set of mRNAs that HIV-1 Tat interacts with in T-cells. We have also performed measurements of relative RNA abundance to determine if Tat binding is associated with an increase in RNA abundance in Tat-expressing T-cells and during HIV infection of primary T-cells. We have also used RNA IP and ChIP-Chip to compare the RNAs with which Tat interacts with to the RNAs that RISC interacts with and the genes associated with pTEF-b.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) exhibits a wide range of interactions with the host cell but whether viral proteins interact with cellular RNA is not clear. A candidate interacting factor is the trans-activator of transcription (Tat) protein. Tat is required for expression of virus genes but activates transcription through an unusual mechanism; binding to an RNA stem-loop, the transactivation response element (TAR), with the host elongation factor P-TEFb. HIV-1 Tat has also been shown to ...[more]
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