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Transcription of Human Resistin Gene Involves an Interaction of Sp1 with Peroxisome Proliferator-Activating Receptor Gamma (PPAR gamma)

Singh, Anil K and Battu, Aruna and Mohareer, Krishnaveni and Hasnain, Seyed E and Ehtesham, Nasreen Z (2010) Transcription of Human Resistin Gene Involves an Interaction of Sp1 with Peroxisome Proliferator-Activating Receptor Gamma (PPAR gamma). In: PLos One, 5 (3).

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Background: Resistin is a cysteine rich protein, mainly expressed and secreted by circulating human mononuclear cells. While several factors responsible for transcription of mouse resistin gene have been identified, not much is known about the factors responsible for the differential expression of human resistin.Methodology/Principal Finding: We show that the minimal promoter of human resistin lies within similar to 80 bp sequence upstream of the transcriptional start site (-240) whereas binding sites for cRel, CCAAT enhancer binding protein alpha (C/EBP-alpha), activating transcription factor 2 (ATF-2) and activator protein 1 (AP-1) transcription factors, important for induced expression, are present within sequences up to -619. Specificity Protein 1(Sp1) binding site (-276 to -295) is also present and an interaction of Sp1 with peroxisome proliferator activating receptor gamma (PPAR gamma) is necessary for constitutive expression in U937 cells. Indeed co-immunoprecipitation assay demonstrated a direct physical interaction of Sp1 with PPAR gamma in whole cell extracts of U937 cells. Phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) upregulated the expression of resistin mRNA in U937 cells by increasing the recruitment of Sp1, ATF-2 and PPAR gamma on the resistin gene promoter. Furthermore, PMA stimulation of U937 cells resulted in the disruption of Sp1 and PPAR gamma interaction. Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay confirmed the recruitment of transcription factors phospho ATF-2, Sp1, Sp3, PPAR gamma, chromatin modifier histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) and the acetylated form of histone H3 but not cRel, C/EBP-alpha and phospho c-Jun during resistingene transcription.Conclusion: Our findings suggest a complex interplay of Sp1 and PPAR gamma along with other transcription factors that drives the expression of resistin in human monocytic U937 cells.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Public Library of Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Depositing User: Ms G Yashodha
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2010 05:34
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 11:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27106

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