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MYB mediates downregulation of the colorectal cancer metastasis suppressor heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein L-like during epithelial-mesenchymal transition.


ABSTRACT: Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein L-like (HNRNPLL), a suppressor of colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis, is transcriptionally downregulated when CRC cells undergo epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Here we show that decrease of MYB mediates the downregulation of HNRNPLL during EMT. The promoter activity was attributed to a region from -273 to -10 base pairs upstream of the transcription start site identified by 5'-RACE analysis, and the region contained potential binding sites for MYB and SP1. Luciferase reporter gene assays and knockdown or knockout experiments for genes encoding the MYB family proteins, MYB, MYBL1, and MYBL2, revealed that MYB was responsible for approximately half of the promoter activity. On the other hand, treatment with mithramycin A, an inhibitor for SP1 and SP3, suppressed the promoter activity and their additive contribution was confirmed by knockout experiments. The expression level of MYB was reduced on EMT while that of SP1 and SP3 was unchanged, suggesting that the downregulation of HNRNPLL during EMT was mediated by the decrease of MYB expression while SP1 and SP3 determine the basal transcription level of HNRNPLL. Histopathological analysis confirmed the accumulation of MYB-downregulated cancer cells at the invasion front of clinical CRC tissues. These results provide an insight into the molecular mechanism underlying CRC progression.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC8409424 | BioStudies |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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