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TY - JOUR. T1 - Differentiation-induced gene expression in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. T2 - CCAAT/enhancer binding protein interacts with and activates the promoters of two adipocyte-specific genes.. AU - Christy, R. J.. AU - Yang, V. W.. AU - Ntambi, J. M.. AU - Geiman, D. E.. AU - Landschulz, W. H.. AU - Friedman, A. D.. AU - Nakabeppu, Y.. AU - Kelly, T. J.. AU - Lane, M. D.. PY - 1989/9. Y1 - 1989/9. N2 - Previous studies have shown that differentiation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes leads to the transcriptional activation of a group of adipose-specific genes. As an approach to defining the mechanism responsible for activating the expression of these genes, we investigated the binding of nuclear factors to the promoters of two differentiation-induced genes, the 422(aP2) and stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) genes. DNase I footprinting and gel retardation analysis identified two binding regions within the promoters of each gene that interact with nuclear factors present in differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes. ...
Positively regulates Ras-mediated pathways. Acts downstream or parallel to Raf, but upstream of nuclear factors in Ras signaling. Three mutants have been isolated, that suppress the rough eye phenotype caused by mutated Ras1 (sev-Ras1 v12). Inhibits yki activity by restricting its nuclear localization.
The CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein β (C/EBPβ) is a transcription factor, which was first identified as a regulator of differentiation and inflammatory processes mainly in adipose tissue and liver; however, its function in the brain was largely unknown for many years. Previous studies from our laboratory indicated that C/EBPβ is implicated in inflammatory process and brain injury, since mice lacking this gene were less susceptible to kainic acid-induced injury. We first performed cDNA microarrays analysis using hippocampal RNA isolated from C/EBPβ +/+ and C/EBPβ −/− mice. Immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical studies were done to evaluate C/EBPβ and C3 levels. Transient transfection experiments were made to analyze transcriptional regulation of C3 by C/EBPβ. To knockdown C/EBPβ and C3 expression, mouse astrocytes were infected with lentiviral particles expressing an shRNA specific for C/EBPβ or an siRNA specific for C3. Among the genes displaying
In this work, we have shown that the transcription factor C/EBPβ directly regulates the expression of the C3 gene, and that this control could be relevant for the pro-inflammatory effects of this transcription factor. By microarray analysis and RT-PCR we showed that the hippocampal content of C3 transcripts was depleted in C/EBPβ −/− mice. The analysis of the C3 promoter showed that this gene was directly induced by C/EBPβ through a C/EBPβ consensus site located at −616/-599 position from the transcription start site. In accordance with these data, LPS induced the expression of C3 in glial cells, at least in part, through the induction of C/EBPβ since the repression of LPS-induction of C/EBPβ by shRNA interference blocked C3 increase. On the contrary, C/EBPβ overexpression by transient transfection induced C3 expression. Additionally, treatment of these cultures with LPS induced the levels of the pro-inflammatory factors IL-1β and COX-2, which were significantly reduced in those ...
In this study we have shown that the rat UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B1 gene is specifically activated by C/EBPα and that this activation is correlated with the binding of C/EBPα to an element residing between −91 and −99 bp upstream of the UGT2B1 gene transcription start site. Furthermore, we extend these findings to show that C/EBPα is essential for the expression of transcripts homologous to UGT2B1 in adult mouse liver.. This is the first example of the regulation of a UGT2B gene by a member of the C/EBP transcription factor family, and adds to our previous finding that the UGT2B1 gene promoter also interacts with and is activated by HNF1α (Hansen et al., 1997). Both C/EBP and HNF1 also interact with the early promoter of the albumin gene (Fig. 1) (Lichtsteiner et al., 1987). When these two factors are simultaneously overexpressed, there is a strong synergistic effect on transcription of this gene (Wu et al., 1994). It was shown that a specific C/EBPα activation domain was required ...
CEBPD (C/EBP delta) is a member of the CCAAT-enhancer binding protein (C/EBP) family of transcription factors characterized by a b-Zip domain that mediates dimerization and DNA binding. CEBPD is induced in response to acute stressors such as cytokine stimulation, bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS), corticosteroids, radiation and hypoxia. We have previously reported that CEBPD has dual functions in breast cancer by both attenuating or enhancing oncogenic pathways depending on context (Balamurugan and Sterneck, 2013, Mendoza-Villanueva et al., 2016). Recent studies reveal that elevated Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) stress is associated with the pathology of several diseases including cancer. Limiting supply of nutrients and oxygen in growing tumor cells disrupts the protein folding homeostasis resulting in activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR). The UPR includes pathways that support adaptation to stress, and that are also implicated in promoting malignant features and therapy resistance ...
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Pharmacodynamic studies, including micro-ribonucleic acid (miRNA)-181 family and target gene expression, CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP), alpha gene (CEBPA) expression, and genes involved in erythroid ...
Having analysed data with TRANSFAC system, we may assume that the disturbed attachment of such factors as (C/EBP(CCAAT enhancer binding protein) Hoxa-3,Sp1 (serine protease inhibitor) or GATA-1, (GATA nucleotide sequence) may have an impact on IGF-1 protein synthesis, but we did not observed any significant correlation between promoter P1 polymorphism and serum IGF-1 levels ...
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CCAAT-enhancer binding protein (C/EBP) β regulates insulin-like growth factor (IGF) 1 expression in porcine liver during prenatal and postnatal ...
Insulin can inhibit the stimulatory effect of glucocorticoid hormones on the transcription of genes coding for enzymes involved in glucose metabolism. We reported earlier that insulin inhibits the glucocorticoid-stimulated transcription of the gene coding for liver 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase (PFK-2). To elucidate the mechanism of these hormonal effects, we have studied the regulatory regions of the PFK-2 gene in transfection experiments. We found that both glucocorticoids and insulin act via the glucocorticoid response unit (GRU) located in the first intron. Footprinting experiments showed that the GRU binds not only the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), but also ubiquitous [nuclear factor I (NF-I)] and liver-enriched [hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF)-3, HNF-6, CAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP)] transcription factors. Site-directed mutational analysis of the GRU revealed that these factors modulate glucocorticoid action but that none of them seems to be individually involved in the inhibitory ...
TransAM C/EBP α/β Kits are DNA binding ELISAs that quantify the activated transcription factors using a method that is faster and more sensitive than gelshift, without radioactivity and gels.
Background The up-regulation of CCAAT/enhancer binding protein delta (CEBPD) has frequently been observed in macrophages in age-associated disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the role of macrophage CEBPD in the pathogenesis of RA is unclear. Methodology and Principal Findings We found that the collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) score and the number of affected paws in Cebpd−/− mice were significantly decreased compared with the wild-type (WT) mice. The histological analysis revealed an attenuated CIA in Cebpd−/− mice, as shown by reduced pannus formation and greater integrity of joint architecture in affected paws of Cebpd−/− mice compared with WT mice. In addition, immunohistochemistry analysis revealed decreased pannus proliferation and angiogenesis in Cebpd−/− mice compared with WT mice. CEBPD activated in macrophages played a functional role in promoting the tube formation of endothelial cells and the migration and proliferation of synoviocytes. In vivo DNA
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CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP), epsilon, also known as CEBPE and CRP1, is a type of ccaat-enhancer-binding protein. CEBPE is its human gene and is pro-apoptotic. The protein encoded by this gene is a bZIP transcription factor which can bind as a homodimer to certain DNA regulatory regions. It can also form heterodimers with the related protein CEBP-δ. The encoded protein may be essential for terminal differentiation and functional maturation of committed granulocyte progenitor cells. Mutations in this gene have been associated with specific granule deficiency, a rare congenital disorder. Multiple variants of this gene have been described, but the full-length nature of only one has been determined. GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000092067 - Ensembl, May 2017 GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000052435 - Ensembl, May 2017 "Human PubMed Reference:". "Mouse PubMed Reference:". "Entrez Gene: CEBPE CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (C/EBP), epsilon". Antonson P, Stellan B, Yamanaka R, ...
IL-6 induces PAI-1 mRNA and protein accumulation.13,19 Although several transcription factor binding sites were identified in PAI-1 promoter, no classic inflammatory response element was found. Because promoter activity was increased by IL-6, the IL-6-responsive region was explored. The deletion and site mutation of the region from −239 to −210 bp decreased ,80% of the IL-6-inducible promoter activity, indicating that the region is critical for response. A computer-based database analysis indicated there is a putative C/EBP binding site (−226 to −212 bp). The promoters of most IL-6-inducible acute-phase protein genes have been characterized with C/EBP binding motifs.11 Using competition experiments, EMSA supershift analysis, and DNase I footprinting analysis, a C/EBP motif on PAI-1 promoter was verified, and 3 members of C/EBP family including α, β, and δ were involved in the DNA-protein complex formation. C/EBPβ was involved in the formation of 3 complexes because single-copy ...
We have shown previously that a 500-bp region of the human insulin receptor promoter (−0.3 to −1.8 kb) was able to stimulate transcription from a heterologous thymidine kinase promoter in HepG2 hepatoma cells but not in HeLa fibroblasts. Footprint analysis localized the transcription factor binding sites to a 36-bp region at −1420. In this paper, we analyze the factors that recognize this element and show that it contains binding sites for the CAAT/enhancer binding protein C/EBP and nuclear factor 1 (NF-1). In addition we show that both C/EBPα and the C/EBPβ can transactivate the human insulin receptor promoter in a dose-dependent manner.. ...
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Choi B.H., Park G.T., Rho H.M. (1999). Interaction of hepatitis B viral X protein and CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein alpha synergistically activates the hepatitis B viral enhancer II/pregenomic promoter.. J. Biol. Chem. 274: 2858 - 2865. PubMed DOI:10.1074/jbc.274.5.2858 ...
Multilevel issues of place and access confront rural populations and intensify disparities in cancer risk factors, incidence, mortality, and other outcomes. As rural cancer control is a national priority, CEBP will publish this Rural Cancer Control Focus Issue in advance of the AACR Annual Meeting and an NCI-sponsored conference in May 2018.. For more information, email [email protected] ...
Loss of RUNX1/ETO Triggers C/EBPα-Driven Reorganization of the Leukemic Transcriptional Network(A) RUNX1/ETO and CEBPA mRNA expression levels in Kasumi-1 cells
TY - JOUR. T1 - Differential expression of exons 1a and 1c in mRNAs for sterol regulatory element binding protein-1 in human and mouse organs and cultured cells. AU - Shimomura, Iichiro. AU - Shimano, Hitoshi. AU - Horton, Jay D.. AU - Goldstein, Joseph L.. AU - Brown, Michael S.. PY - 1997/3/1. Y1 - 1997/3/1. N2 - The 5 end of the mRNA-encoding sterol regulatory element binding protein-1 (SREBP-1) exists in two forms, designated 1a and 1c. The divergence results from the use of two transcription start sites that produce two separate 5 exons, each of which is spliced to a common exon 2. Here we show that the ratio of SREBP-1c to 1a transcripts varies markedly among organs of the adult mouse. At one extreme is the liver, in which the 1c transcript predominates by a 9:1 ratio. High 1c:1a ratios are also found in mouse adrenal gland and adipose tissue and in human liver and adrenal gland. At the other extreme is the spleen, which shows a reversed 1c:1a ratio (1:10). In five different lines of ...
In vitro, the transcription factor sterol regulatory element binding protein-1c (SREBP-1c) mimics the positive effects of insulin on hepatic genes involved in glucose utilization, such as glucokinase (GK) and enzymes of the lipogenic pathway, suggesting that it is a key factor in the control of hepatic glucose metabolism. Decreased glucose utilization and increased glucose production by the liver play an important role in the development of the hyperglycemia in diabetic states. We thus reasoned that if SREBP-1c is indeed a mediator of hepatic insulin action, a hepatic targeted overexpression of SREBP-1c should greatly improve glucose homeostasis in diabetic mice. This was achieved by injecting streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice with a recombinant adenovirus containing the cDNA of the mature, transcriptionally active form of SREBP-1c. We show here that overexpressing SREBP-1c specifically in the liver of diabetic mice induces GK and lipogenic enzyme gene expression and represses the expression of
Neutrophil-specific granule deficiency (SGD) is a rare disorder characterized by recurrent pyogenic infections, defective neutrophil chemotaxis and bactericidal activity, and lack of neutrophil secondary granule proteins. It has been linked to a defect in the transcription factor CCAAT/enhancer binding protein (CEBP) epsilon. Recently, loss-of-function mutations in SMARCD2 were identified from SGD patients. SMARCD2 is chromatin-remodeling factor, that interacts with CEBP epsilon ...
Stress responses are critical for estrogen (E2) to induce apoptosis in E2-deprived breast cancer cells. Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) is well known as a therapeutic target to prevent stress responses in chronic inflammatory diseases including cancer. However, whether E2 activates NF-κB to participate in stress-associated apoptosis in E2-deprived breast cancer cells is unclear. We demonstrated that E2 differentially modulates NF-κB activity in E2-deprived breast cancer cells according to the treatment time. Because E2 initially has significant potential to down modulate the NF-κB activation, it completely suppresses the tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)-induced NF-κB activation. We found that E2 preferentially and constantly enhances the expression of transcription factor CCAAT/enhancer binding protein beta (C/EBPβ) which is responsible for suppression of NF-κB activation by E2 in MCF-7:5C cells. The mTOR signaling pathway promotes repression of NF-κB by C/EBPβ which is confirmed by ...
Amelogenin gene expression is spatiotemporally regulated during enamel biomineralization. Studies show that C/EBP alpha is a transactivator of the mouse amelogenin gene acting at the C/EBP alpha cis-element located in the -70/+52 minimal promoter that also contains a reversed CCAAT box (-58/-54). Similar to the C/EBP alpha binding site, this CCAAT box is required for the basal promoter activity. Electrophoretic mobility shift assays demonstrate that NF-Y is directly bound to this reversed CCAAT box. Co-transfection of C/EBP alpha and NF-Y synergistically increases the promoter activity. Protein-protein interactions between C/EBP alpha with NF-Y are identified by a co-immunoprecipitation analysis.; A protein/DNA array technique is utilized to identify a transcriptional factor named YY1. YY1 represses both the basal amelogenin promoter activity and C/EBP alpha-mediated transactivation. Furthermore, YY1 repression is independent of its DNA binding capacity.; C/EBP alpha contains four highly ...
Rationale: Elevated levels of C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP), a member of the C/EBP transcription factor family, in advanced atherosclerotic plaques is reported to be associated with atherosclerotic plaque rupture in humans. However, the molecular mechanism by which CHOP accumulation occurs is poorly defined. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate if (1) macrophage AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) regulates cellular CHOP accumulation and (2) whole-body Ampk deletion leads to neointimal disruption. Methods and Results: In isolated or cultured macrophages, Ampkα1 deletion markedly increased apoptosis and CHOP, whereas pharmacological activation of AMPK dramatically reduced CHOP protein level via promoting CHOP degradation by proteasome. In addition, co-transfection of Chop-specific siRNA, but not control siRNA, markedly reduced apoptosis in macrophages transfected with Ampkα1-specific siRNA. Mechanistically, AMPKα1 was found to co-immunoprecipitate with CHOP and phosphorylate CHOP at ...
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DNA methylation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic pain. However, the specific genes that are regulated by DNA methylation under neuropathic pain condition remain largely unknown. Here we investigated how chemokine receptor CXCR3 is regulated by DNA methylation and its contribution to neuropathic pain induced by spinal nerve ligation (SNL) in mice. SNL increased Cxcr3 mRNA and protein expression in the neurons of spinal cord. Meanwhile, the CpG island in the Cxcr3 gene promoter region was demethylated, and the expression of DNA methyltransferase 3b (DNMT3b) was decreased. SNL also increased the binding of CCAAT/enhancer binding protein α (C/EBPα) with Cxcr3 promoter and decreased the binding of DNMT3b with Cxcr3 promoter in the spinal cord. C/EBPα expression was increased in spinal neurons after SNL, and inhibition of C/EBPα by intrathecal siRNA attenuated SNL-induced pain hypersensitivity and reduced Cxcr3 expression. Furthermore, SNL-induced mechanical allodynia and heat ...
CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein δ (CEBPD) is expressed in hypoxic kidney tubular cells in vivo. (a) Mice were exposed to 8% O2 for 6 h using a hypoxia chamber
A recent paper in Nature Medicine showed that Down syndrome brains have reduced expression of Sorting nexin 27 (SNX27) and CCAAT/enhancer binding protein beta (C/EBP beta) and identified C/EBP beta as a transcription factor for SNX27. Down syndrome results in overexpression of miR-155, a chromosome 21-encoded microRNA that negatively regulates C/EBP beta, thereby reducing SNX27 expression. SNX27 is a brain-enriched […]. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Inhibition of LPS-induced C/EBPδ by trichostatin A has a positive effect on LPS-induced cyclooxygenase 2 expression in RAW264.7 cells. AU - Liu, Yi Wen. AU - Wang, Shao An. AU - Hsu, Tsung Yi. AU - Chen, Tsu An. AU - Chang, Wen Chang. AU - Hung, Jan Jong. PY - 2010/8/15. Y1 - 2010/8/15. N2 - Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) is an important inflammatory factor. Previous studies have indicated that COX-2 is induced with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) treatment. Here, we found that an inhibitor of histone deacetylase (HDAC), trichostatin A (TSA), cannot repress LPS-induced COX-2 but it increased the COX-2 level in RAW264.7 cells. We found no significant difference in NF-κB activation and ERK1/2 phosphorylation, but LPS-induced C/EBPδ expression was completely abolished after TSA treatment of LPS-treated cells. Interesting, reporter assay of C/EBPδ promoter revealed that Sp1-binding site is important. Although there was no alteration in c-Jun levels, but the phosphorylation of c-Jun at its ...
The transcription factor CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein alpha (C/EBPα) is a master regulator of granulopoiesis and regulates the switch between proliferating, uncommitted progenitors and cell-cycle-arrested, differentiated myeloid cells. Usage of two alternative translation initiation sites in the CEBPA mRNA results in expression of a full-length C/EBPα protein p42 (42 kDa) and a shorter p30 isoform (30 kDa). CEBPA mutations are found in 9-15% of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) patients. N-terminal frameshift mutations in the CEBPA gene lead to selective ablation of p42 expression, while C-terminal mutations disrupt the dimerization and DNA-binding ability of C/EBPα. AML patients harbor either mono- or biallelic CEBPA mutations (CEBPAmo or CEBPAbi) and both genotypes are frequently associated with concurrent mutations in other genes. The most commonly co-occurring mutations in both groups are loss-of-function mutations in the methylcytosine dioxygenase TET2 (44.4% in CEBPAmo / 34.8% in CEBPAbi). ...
Sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1c (SREBP-1c) is a central regulator of lipogenesis whose activity is controlled by proteolytic cleavage. The metabolic factors that affect its processing are incompletely understood. Here, we show that dynamic changes in the acyl chain composition of ER phospholipids affect SREBP-1c maturation in physiology and disease. The abundance of polyunsaturated phosphatidylcholine in liver ER is selectively increased in response to feeding and in the setting of obesity-linked insulin resistance. Exogenous delivery of polyunsaturated phosphatidylcholine to ER accelerated SREBP-1c processing through a mechanism that required an intact SREBP cleavage-activating protein (SCAP) pathway. Furthermore, induction of the phospholipid-remodeling enzyme LPCAT3 in response to liver X receptor (LXR) activation promoted SREBP-1c processing by driving the incorporation of polyunsaturated fatty acids into ER. Conversely, LPCAT3 deficiency increased membrane saturation, reduced ...
Here, we investigated the mechanisms by which PPARδ agonists control expression of 14-3-3ε, a key antiinflammatory protein in endothelial cells.12 Our data not only provide evidence that PPARδ modulates expression of YWHAE gene and 14-3-3ε protein under resting conditions but also demonstrate that this nuclear receptor upregulates 14-3-3ε expression by targeting transcription via a PPRE-independent pathway involving colocalization of C/EBPβ and PPARδ on YWHAE promoter. Several lines of evidence support these conclusions. First, PPARδ agonists regulated YWHAE promoter activity in a concentration- and time-dependent manner. Concordantly, YWHAE promoter was upregulated by PPARδ overexpression, whereas specific PPARγ and PPARα ligands had no effect on YWHAE promoter under our experimental conditions. Second, PPARδ activation increased 14-3-3ε mRNA and protein expression in both primary and spontaneously transformed endothelial cell lines, whereas PPARδ knockdown depressed basal and ...
We recently discovered that induction from the anti-inflammatory gene by cyclic AMP occurs through book cyclic AMP-dependent proteins kinase-independent systems involving activation of CCAAT/enhancer-binding proteins (C/EBP) transcription elements, notably C/EBP, from the cyclic AMP GEF EPAC1 as well as the ...
One month following graft injection, no significant difference was noted between M2-supplemented (105±7.0 mm3) and control graft volumes (72±22 mm3). By three months post-injection, M2-supplemented grafts remained stable while controls experienced further volume loss (103±8 mm3 vs. 39.4±15 mm3, p=0.015). Presence of M2 macrophages in the supplemented grafts was confirmed by flow cytometry. M2-supplemented grafts demonstrated a 157% increase in vascular density compared to controls (p,0.05). Induction of adipogenic C/EBPα gene expression was observed when M2 supernatants were added to SVF containing ASC ...
The transcription factor C/EBP? is required for regulation of the balance between differentiation and proliferation during the early stages of myelopoiesis. The...
Liver is a unique tissue which is able to regenerate in response to partial hepatectomy (PH) and after injury. My laboratory investigates the role of transcript...
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TNF-a was originally identified as a macrophage product implicated in the metabolic disturbances of chronic inflammation and malignancy. Later on, its biological actions were shown to further extend to anorexia, weight loss, and insulin resistance (7). Elevated adipose tissue expression of TNF-a mRNA has been reported in different rodent models of obesity as well as in clinical studies involving obese patients (23). TNF-a mRNA expression is positively correlated with body adiposity as well as with hyperinsulinemia, showing positive associations with fasting insulin and triglyceride concentrations. TNF-a inhibits the expression of the transcription factor CCAAT/ enhancer binding protein-a (CEBPa) and the nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)y2 (8,12,14). Furthermore, TNF-a stimulates the nuclear factor- kB transcription factor (NFkB), which orchestrates a series of inflammatory events, including expression of adhesion molecules on the surface of both endothelial cells ...
ABSTRACT: Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) is now routinely used for dynamic measurements of signaling events inside living cells, including detection of protein-protein interactions. An understanding of the basic physics of fluorescence lifetime measurements is required to use this technique. In this protocol, we describe both the time-correlated single photon counting and the frequency-domain methods for FLIM data acquisition and analysis. We describe calibration of both FLIM systems, and demonstrate how they are used to measure the quenched donor fluorescence lifetime that results from F?rster resonance energy transfer. We then show how the FLIM-FRET methods are used to detect the dimerization of the transcription factor CCAAT enhancer binding protein-a in live mouse pituitary cell nuclei. Notably, the factors required for accurate determination and reproducibility of lifetime measurements are described. With either method, the entire protocol including specimen preparation, ...
Adipocyte differentiation is a developmental process that is critical for metabolic homeostasis and nutrient signaling. The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) mediates nutrient signaling to regulate cell growth, proliferation, and diverse cellular differentiation. It has been reported that rapamycin, the inhibitor of mTOR and an immunosuppressant, blocks adipocyte differentiation, but the mechanism underlying this phenomenon remains unknown. Here we show that mTOR plays a critical role in 3T3-L1 preadipocyte differentiation and that mTOR kinase activity is required for this process. Rapamycin specifically disrupted the positive transcriptional feedback loop between CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein-alpha and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-gamma), two key transcription factors in adipogenesis, by directly targeting the transactivation activity of PPAR-gamma. In addition, we demonstrate for the first time that PPAR-gamma activity is dependent on amino acid sufficiency, ...
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The genes coding for the A and B subunits of the transcription factor NF-Y are assigned by a combination of in situ hybridization and analysis of somatic cell hybrids and recombinant mouse strains. NF-YA is assigned to human chromosome 6p21 and to mouse chromosome 17. NF-YB is assigned to human chromosome 12 and to mouse chromosome 10.
Chronic pain is increasingly recognized as an important comorbidity of HIV-infected patients, however, the exact molecular mechanisms of HIV-related pain are still elusive. CCAAT/enhancer binding proteins (C/EBPs) are expressed in various tissues, including the central nervous system. C/EBPβ, one of C/EBPs is involved in the progression of HIV/AIDS, but the exact role of C/EBPβ and its upstream factors are not clear in HIV pain state. Here, we used a neuropathic pain model of perineural HIV envelope glycoprotein gp120 application onto the rat sciatic nerve to test the role of phosphorylated C/EBPβ (pC/EBPβ) and its upstream pathway in the spinal cord dorsal horn (SCDH ...