Angiotensinogen gene expression is dependent on signal transducer and activator of transcription 3-mediated p300/cAMP response element binding protein-binding protein coactivator recruitment and histone acetyltransferase activity

Sutapa Ray, Christopher T. Sherman, Muping Lu, Allan R. Brasier

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Angiotensin II, a potent vasoactive peptide produced by proteolysis of the angiotensinogen (AGT) prohormone, plays a critical role in cardiovascular homeostasis. Recently we showed that IL-6 induces human (h)AGT transcription by activating the signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs). Here we investigated the role of the coactivator p300/cAMP response element binding protein-binding protein (CBP) in STAT3-mediated hAGT gene expression. Overexpression of adenovirus 12S EIA, which binds and inactivates p300/CBP, strongly inhibited basal and stimulated hAGT transcription, whereas a mutant E1A defective in binding p300/CBP did not. Conversely, ectopic expression of p300 and CBP potentiated inducible hAGT promoter activity. Coimmunoprecipitation assays revealed STAT3-p300 interaction upon IL-6 stimulation. The STAT3-p300 association requires the STAT3 C-terminal transactivation domain, as STAT3 deleted of transactivation functions as a dominant-negative inhibitor and does not associate with p300/CBP. The observation that IL-6 stimulation increases histone H4 acetylation of the endogenous hAGT promoter, and expression of p300 deficient in histone acetyltransferase activity down-regulates hAGT promoter activity both suggest that p300 histone acetyltransferase activity is required for hAGT expression. Finally, treatment of HepG2 cells with a histone deacetylase inhibitor increased the hAGT mRNA abundance by 2- to 3-fold. Taken together, our results indicate that IL-6-inducible expression of the hAGT promoter is mediated by physical association of the COOH terminus of STAT3 with p300/CBP, the recruitment of which targets histone acetylation and results in chromatin remodeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)824-836
Number of pages13
JournalMolecular Endocrinology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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Histone Acetyltransferases
Cyclic AMP Response Element-Binding Protein
STAT3 Transcription Factor
Angiotensinogen
Protein Binding
Interleukin-6
Carrier Proteins
Gene Expression
Acetylation
Histones
Transcriptional Activation
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Chromatin Assembly and Disassembly
Hep G2 Cells
Transducers
Adenoviridae
Angiotensin II
Proteolysis
Homeostasis
Down-Regulation

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  • Endocrinology

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