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Hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) are a family of evolutionary conserved alpha-beta heterodimeric transcription factors that induce a wide range of genes in response to low oxygen tension. Molecular mechanisms that mediate oxygen-dependent HIF regulation operate at the level of the alpha subunit, controlling protein stability, subcellular localization, and transcriptional coactivator recruitment. We have conducted an unbiased genome-wide RNA interference (RNAi) screen in Drosophila cells aimed to the identification of genes required for HIF activity. After 3 rounds of selection, 30 genes emerged as critical HIF regulators in hypoxia, most of which had not been previously associated with HIF biology. The list of genes includes components of chromatin remodeling complexes, transcription elongation factors, and translational regulators. One remarkable hit was the argonaute 1 (ago1) gene, a central element of the microRNA (miRNA) translational silencing machinery. Further studies confirmed the physiological role of the miRNA machinery in HIF-dependent transcription. This study reveals the occurrence of novel mechanisms of HIF regulation, which might contribute to developing novel strategies for therapeutic intervention of HIF-related pathologies, including heart attack, cancer, and stroke. © 2010 Dekanty et al.


Documento: Artículo
Título:Drosophila genome-wide RNAi screen identifies multiple regulators of HIF-dependent transcription in hypoxia
Autor:Dekanty, A.; Romero, N.M.; Bertolin, A.P.; Thomas, M.G.; Leishman, C.C.; Perez-Perri, J.I.; Boccaccio, G.L.; Wappner, P.
Filiación:Instituto Leloir, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Departamento de Fisiología, Biología Molecular, y Celular, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Te ́cnicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palabras clave:argonaute 1 protein; hypoxia inducible factor; microRNA; argonaute1 protein, Drosophila; basic helix loop helix transcription factor; Drosophila protein; initiation factor; animal cell; article; controlled study; Drosophila melanogaster; gene identification; genetic screening; genomics; hypoxia; nonhuman; RNA interference; transcription regulation; animal; anoxia; cell line; genetic association; genetic transcription; genetics; metabolism; Animals; Anoxia; Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors; Cell Line; Drosophila melanogaster; Drosophila Proteins; Eukaryotic Initiation Factors; Genome-Wide Association Study; RNA Interference; Transcription, Genetic
Página de inicio:1
Página de fin:10
Título revista:PLoS Genetics
Título revista abreviado:PLoS Genet.
CAS:Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors; Drosophila Proteins; Eukaryotic Initiation Factors; argonaute1 protein, Drosophila


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Dekanty, A., Romero, N.M., Bertolin, A.P., Thomas, M.G., Leishman, C.C., Perez-Perri, J.I., Boccaccio, G.L.,..., Wappner, P. (2010) . Drosophila genome-wide RNAi screen identifies multiple regulators of HIF-dependent transcription in hypoxia. PLoS Genetics, 6(6), 1-10.
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Dekanty, A., Romero, N.M., Bertolin, A.P., Thomas, M.G., Leishman, C.C., Perez-Perri, J.I., et al. "Drosophila genome-wide RNAi screen identifies multiple regulators of HIF-dependent transcription in hypoxia" . PLoS Genetics 6, no. 6 (2010) : 1-10.
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Dekanty, A., Romero, N.M., Bertolin, A.P., Thomas, M.G., Leishman, C.C., Perez-Perri, J.I., et al. "Drosophila genome-wide RNAi screen identifies multiple regulators of HIF-dependent transcription in hypoxia" . PLoS Genetics, vol. 6, no. 6, 2010, pp. 1-10.
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Dekanty, A., Romero, N.M., Bertolin, A.P., Thomas, M.G., Leishman, C.C., Perez-Perri, J.I., et al. Drosophila genome-wide RNAi screen identifies multiple regulators of HIF-dependent transcription in hypoxia. PLoS Genet. 2010;6(6):1-10.