The actions of HIF-3α variants on HIF-2α and HIF-1? heterodimer formation is directly probed in live cells
- The actions of HIF-3α variants on HIF-2α and HIF-1? heterodimer formation is directly probed in live cells
- 김성호; 황두현; 박현성; 양은경; 정학숙; 김소연
- HIF-alpha; HIF-beta; heterodimer formation; FRET
- Issue Date
- Experimental cell research
- VOL 336, NO 2, 329-337
- Hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs), consisting of α and β subunits, activate various genes to adapt to low oxygen environments through their heterodimeric complex formation in the nucleus. While most of the studies have been extensively focused on the HIF-1α isoform, the effect of HIF-α isoforms on the complex formation between HIF-2α and HIF-1β in live cells has not been reported in detail. To probe these interactions in a physiological condition, we established a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) assay by introducing fluorescent reporter proteins onto the N-termini of HIF-2α and HIF-1β in live PC3 cells. After thorough validations of our FRET assay system, we showed that both HIF-1α and HIF-3α variants likely function as negative regulators on the heterodimer formation of HIF-2α with HIF-1β in cells. We also characterized the localization and stabilization of HIF-3α variants and measured the interaction between HIF-3α variants and other HIF isoforms in live cells. In contrast to the previous results showing HIF-3α-mediated blockage of HIF-1α translocation, the presence of HIF-3α did not affect the localization of HIF-2α, suggesting distinct roles of HIF-3α in regulation of two HIF-α isoforms.
- Appears in Collections:
- KIST Publication > Article
- Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
- RIS (EndNote)
- XLS (Excel)
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.