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The nuclear receptor ERbeta engages AGO2 in regulation of gene transcription, RNA splicing and RISC loading. Part 3


ABSTRACT: The RNA-binding protein Argonaute 2 (AGO2) is a key effector of RNA-silencing pathways It exerts a pivotal role in microRNA maturation and activity, and can modulate chromatin remodeling, transcriptional gene regulation and RNA splicing. The Estrogen Receptor beta (ERβ) is endowed with oncosuppressive activities, antagonizing hormone-induced carcinogenesis and inhibiting growth and oncogenic functions in luminal-like breast cancers (BCs), where its expression correlates with a better prognosis of the disease. Applying interaction proteomics coupled to mass spectrometry (MS) to characterize nuclear factors cooperating with ERβ in gene regulation, we identify AGO2 as a novel partner of ERβ in human BC cells. ERβ-AGO2 association was confirmed in vitro and in vivo both in the nucleus and in cytoplasm and is shown to be RNA-mediated. ChIP-Seq demonstrates AGO2 association to a large number of ERβ binding sites, and total and nascent RNA-Seq in ERβ+ vs ERβ- cells, and before and after AGO2 knock-down in ERβ+ cells, reveals a widespread involvement of this factor in ERβ-mediated regulation of gene transcription rate and RNA splicing. Moreover, isolation and sequencing by RIP-Seq of ERβ-associated long and small RNAs in the cytoplasm suggests involvement of the nuclear receptor in RISC loading, indicating that it may able to control directly also mRNA translation efficiency and stability.These results demonstrate that AGO2 can act as a pleiotropic functional partner of ERβ, indicating that both factors are endowed with multiple roles in the control of key cellular functions

INSTRUMENT(S): Illumina HiSeq 2500

ORGANISM(S): Homo sapiens  

SUBMITTER: Giorgio Giurato  

PROVIDER: E-MTAB-4368 | ArrayExpress | 2016-12-31

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): ERP014062

REPOSITORIES: ArrayExpress, ENA

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