Systematic name M2191
Brief description Genes responding to progestin R5020 [PubChem=36709] treatment of T47D-MTVL cells (breast cancer).
Full description or abstract Steroid hormone receptors regulate gene expression, interacting with target DNA sequences but also activating cytoplasmic signaling pathways. Using the human 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11beta-HSD2) gene as a model, we have investigated the contributions of both effects on a human progesterone-responsive promoter in breast cancer cells. Chromatin immunoprecipitation has identified two different mechanisms of hormone-induced progesterone receptor (PR) recruitment to the 11beta-HSD2 promoter: (i) direct PR binding to DNA at the proximal promoter, abrogated when PR contains a mutated DNA binding domain (DBD), and (ii) STAT5A (signal transducer and activator of transcription 5A)-mediated recruitment of PR to an upstream distal region, impaired by AG490, a JAK/STAT pathway inhibitor. The JAK/STAT inhibitor, as well as expression of dominant-negative STAT5A, impairs hormone induction of 11beta-HSD2. On the other hand, the DBD-mutated PR fully supports 11beta-HSD2 expression. These results, along with data from a deletion analysis, indicate that the distal region is crucial for hormone regulation of 11beta-HSD2. We show active RNA polymerase II tracking from the distal region upon PR and STAT5A binding, concomitant with synthesis of noncoding, hormone-dependent RNAs, suggesting that this region works as a hormone-dependent transcriptional enhancer. In conclusion, coordination of PR transcriptional effects and cytoplasmic signaling activation, in particular the JAK/STAT pathway, are critical in regulating progestin-induced endogenous 11beta-HSD2 gene expression in breast cancer cells. This is not unique to this promoter, as AG490 also alters the expression of other progesterone-regulated genes.
Collection C2: Curated
      CGP: Chemical and Genetic Perturbations
Source publication Pubmed 18378698   Authors: Subtil-Rodríguez A,Millán-Ariño L,Quiles I,Ballaré C,Beato M,Jordan A
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