Ukr.Biochem.J. 2016; Volume 88, Issue 6, Nov-Dec, pp. 52-62


Hypoxic regulation of MYBL1, MEST, TCF3, TCF8, GTF2B, GTF2F2 and SNAI2 genes expression in U87 glioma cells upon IRE1 inhibition

O. H. Minchenko1, D. O. Tsymbal1, D. O. Minchenko1,2, O. O. Kubaychuk3

1Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv;
2Bohomolets National Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine;
3National University of Food Technologies, Kyiv, Ukraine

We investigated the impact of IRE1/ERN1 (inositol requiring enzyme 1/endoplasmic reticulum to nucleus signaling 1) knockdown on hypoxic regulation of the expression of a subset of proliferation and migration-related genes in U87 glioma cells. It was shown that hypoxia leads to up-regulation of the expression of MEST and SNAI2, to down-regulation – of MYBL1, TCF8 and GTF2F2 genes at the mRNA level in control glioma cells. At the same time hypoxia did not affect the expression of TCF3 and GTF2B transcription factor genes. In turn, inhibition of IRE1 modified the effect of hypoxia on the expression of all studied genes, except MYBL1 and GTF2B. For instance, IRE1 knockdown decreased sensitivity to hypoxia of the expression of MEST, TCF8 and SNAI2 genes and increased sensitivity to hypoxia of GTF2F2 expression. At the same time, IRE1 inhibition introduced sensitivity to hypoxia of the expression of TCF3 gene in glioma cells. The present study demonstrated that the inhibition of IRE1 in glioma cells affected the hypoxic regulation of the expression of studied genes in various directions, though hypoxic conditions did not abolish the effect of IRE1 inhibition on the expression of respective genes. To the contrary, in case of SNAI2, GTF2F2 and MEST hypoxic conditions magnified the effect of IRE1 inhibition on the expression of respective genes in glioma cells.

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