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The Expression of Porcine Prdx6 Gene Is Up-Regulated by C/EBP? and CREB.


ABSTRACT: Peroxiredoxin6 (Prdx6) is one of the peroxiredoxin (Prdxs) family members that play an important role in maintaining cell homeostasis. Our previous studies demonstrated that Prdx6 was significantly associated with pig meat quality, especially meat tenderness. However, the transcriptional regulation of porcine Prdx6 remains unclear. In this study, we determined the transcription start site (TSS) of porcine Prdx6 gene by 5' rapid-amplification of cDNA ends (5' RACE). Several regulatory elements including CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein? (C/EBP?), Myogenic Differentiation (MyoD), cAMP response element binding protein (CREB), stimulating protein1 (Sp1) and heat shock factor (HSF) binding sites were found by computational analyses together with luciferase reporter system. Overexpression and RNA interference experiments showed that C/EBP? or CREB could up-regulate the expression of porcine Prdx6 gene at both mRNA and protein level. Electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSA) and chromatin immunoprecipitation assays (ChIP) confirmed that C/EBP? and CREB could interact with Prdx6 promoter. Immuoprecipitation results also showed that C/EBP? could interact with Prdx6 in vivo. Taken together, our findings identified C/EBP? and CREB as the important regulators of porcine Prdx6 gene expression, and offered clues for further investigation of Prdx6 gene function.

SUBMITTER: Wu X 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC4699452 | BioStudies | 2015-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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