Ectopic C/EBPalpha expression in p210(BCR/ABL)-expressing hematopoietic cells induces granulocytic differentiation, inhibits proliferation, and suppresses leukemogenesis. To assess the underlying mechanisms, C/EBPalpha targets were identified by microarray analyses. Upon C/EBPalpha activation, expression of c-Myb and GATA-2 was repressed in 32D-BCR/ABL, K562, and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) blast crisis (BC) primary cells but only c-Myb levels decreased slightly in CD34(+) normal progenitors. The role of these 2 genes for the effects of C/EBPalpha was assessed by perturbing their expression in K562 cells. Ectopic c-Myb expression blocked the proliferation inhibition- and differentiation-inducing effects of C/EBPalpha, whereas c-Myb siRNA treatment enhanced C/EBPalpha-mediated proliferation inhibition and induced changes in gene expression indicative of monocytic differentiation. Ectopic GATA-2 expression suppressed the proliferation inhibitory effect of C/EBPalpha but blocked in part the effect on differentiation; GATA-2 siRNA treatment had no effects on C/EBPalpha induction of differentiation but inhibited proliferation of K562 cells, alone or upon C/EBPalpha activation. In summary, the effects of C/EBPalpha in p210(BCR/ABL)-expressing cells depend, in part, on transcriptional repression of c-Myb and GATA-2. Since perturbation of c-Myb and GATA-2 expression has nonidentical consequences for proliferation and differentiation of K562 cells, the effects of C/EBPalpha appear to involve dif-ferent transcription-regulated targets.
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Titolo:||Transcriptional repression of c-Myb and GATA-2 is involved in the biologic effects of C/EBPalpha in p210BCR/ABL-expressing cells|
|Autori:||Soliera AR; Lidonnici MR; Ferrari-Amorotti G; Prisco M; Zhang Y; Martinez RV; Donato NJ; Calabretta B|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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