Futoshi Kuribayashi
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Article types 原著
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title GCN5 is involved in regulation of immunoglobulin heavy chain gene expression in immature B cells.
Journal Formal name:Gene
Volume, Issue, Page 544(1),19-24頁
Author and coauthor Kikuchi H, Nakayama M, Kuribayashi F, Imajoh-Ohmi S, Nishitoh H, Takami Y, Nakayama T.
Publication date 2014/07
Summary GCN5 is involved in the acetylation of core histones, which is an important epigenetic event for transcriptional regulation through alterations in the chromatin structure in eukaryotes. To investigate physiological roles of GCN5, we have systematically analyzed phenotypes of homozygous GCN5-deficient DT40 mutants. Here, we report participation of GCN5 in regulation of IgM heavy chain (H-chain) gene expression. GCN5-deficiency down-regulates gene expressions of IgM H-chain (as whole, membrane-bound and secreted forms of its mRNA) but not light chain (L-chain), causing decreases in membrane-bound and secreted forms of IgM proteins. Chromatin immnoprecipitation assay revealed that GCN5 binds to the chicken IgM H-chain gene around its constant region but not L-chain gene, and acetylate Lys-9 residues of histone H3 within chromatin surrounding the constant region. These results suggest that GCN5 takes part in transcriptional regulation of the IgM H-chain gene via histone acetylation resulting in formation of relaxed chromatin arrangement around its coding region and plays a key role in epigenetic regulation of B cell functions.
DOI 10.1016/j.gene.2014.04.030.