APE1/Ref-1 regulates PTEN expression mediated by Egr-1

Damiano Fantini, Carlo Vascotto, Marta Deganuto, Nicoletta Bivi, Stefano Gustincich, Gabriella Marcon, Franco Quadrifoglio, Giuseppe Damante, Kishor K. Bhakat, Sankar Mitra, Gianluca Tell

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Abstract

APE1/Ref-1, the mammalian ortholog of E. coli Xth, and a multifunctional protein possessing both DNA repair and transcriptional regulatory activities, has dual role in controlling cellular response to oxidative stress. It is rate-limiting in repair of oxidative DNA damage including strand breaks and also has co-transcriptional activity by modulating genes expression directly regulated by Egr-1 and p53 transcription factors. PTEN, a phosphoinositide phosphatase, acts as an 'off' switch in the PI-3 kinase/Akt signalling pathway and regulates cell growth and survival. It is shown here that transient alteration in the APE1 level in HeLa cells modulates PTEN expression and that acetylatable APE1 is required for the activation of the PTEN gene. Acetylation of APE1 enhances its binding to distinct trans-acting complexes involved in activation or repression. The acetylated protein is deacetylated in vivo by histone deacetylases. It was found that exposure of HeLa cells to H2O2 and to histone deacetylase inhibitors increases acetylation of APE1 and induction of PTEN. The absence of such induction in APE1-downregulated HeLa cells confirmed APE1's role in regulating inducible PTEN expression. That APE1-dependent PTEN expression is mediated by Egr-1 was supported by experiments with cells ectopically expressing Egr-1. Thus, the data open new perspectives in the comprehension of the many functions exerted by APE1 in controlling cell response to oxidative stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-29
Number of pages10
JournalFree Radical Research
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Acetylation
Oxidative stress
HeLa Cells
Repair
Chemical activation
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
Histone Deacetylases
DNA
Cell growth
Oxidative Stress
Phosphatidylinositols
Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinases
Phosphoric Monoester Hydrolases
Gene expression
Escherichia coli
Proteins
Transcription Factors
Genes
Switches
DNA Repair

Keywords

  • APE1/Ref-1
  • Egr-1
  • Histone acetyltransferase inhibitors
  • Oxidative stress response
  • PTEN
  • siRNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry

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Fantini, D., Vascotto, C., Deganuto, M., Bivi, N., Gustincich, S., Marcon, G., ... Tell, G. (2008). APE1/Ref-1 regulates PTEN expression mediated by Egr-1. Free Radical Research, 42(1), 20-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/10715760701765616

APE1/Ref-1 regulates PTEN expression mediated by Egr-1. / Fantini, Damiano; Vascotto, Carlo; Deganuto, Marta; Bivi, Nicoletta; Gustincich, Stefano; Marcon, Gabriella; Quadrifoglio, Franco; Damante, Giuseppe; Bhakat, Kishor K.; Mitra, Sankar; Tell, Gianluca.

In: Free Radical Research, Vol. 42, No. 1, 01.01.2008, p. 20-29.

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Fantini, D, Vascotto, C, Deganuto, M, Bivi, N, Gustincich, S, Marcon, G, Quadrifoglio, F, Damante, G, Bhakat, KK, Mitra, S & Tell, G 2008, 'APE1/Ref-1 regulates PTEN expression mediated by Egr-1', Free Radical Research, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 20-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/10715760701765616
Fantini D, Vascotto C, Deganuto M, Bivi N, Gustincich S, Marcon G et al. APE1/Ref-1 regulates PTEN expression mediated by Egr-1. Free Radical Research. 2008 Jan 1;42(1):20-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/10715760701765616
Fantini, Damiano ; Vascotto, Carlo ; Deganuto, Marta ; Bivi, Nicoletta ; Gustincich, Stefano ; Marcon, Gabriella ; Quadrifoglio, Franco ; Damante, Giuseppe ; Bhakat, Kishor K. ; Mitra, Sankar ; Tell, Gianluca. / APE1/Ref-1 regulates PTEN expression mediated by Egr-1. In: Free Radical Research. 2008 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 20-29.
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