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Elizabeth's Medical Center, Cambridge St. However, the mechanism underlying the selective vulnerability in dopaminergic pathway due to the inactivation of DJ-1 is unclear. Previously, we have reported that DJ-1 is a neuroprotective transcriptional co-activator interacting with the transcriptional co-repressor pyrimidine tract-binding protein-associated splicing factor PSF.
High molecular weight sumoylated protein species, including PSF, accumulate in the lymphoblast cells from the patients carrying pathogenic DJ-1 mutations.
DJ-1 elevates the TH expression by inhibiting the sumoylation of PSF and preventing its sumoylation-dependent recruitment of histone deacetylase 1. Therefore, our results suggest DJ-1 as a regulator of protein sumoylation and directly link the loss of DJ-1 expression and transcriptional dysfunction to impaired dopamine synthesis.
Previous Section Next Section Parkinson disease PD 4 is a common progressive movement disease characterized by the selective loss of dopaminergic neurons and the decrease of striatal dopamine levels 1.
Dopamine deficiency in PD patients contributes to the typical clinical features, which include tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability.
These symptoms can be temporally controlled by administering medications targeting dopamine metabolism and function, such as the dopamine precursor l-DOPA and dopamine agonists. The rate-limiting enzyme for dopamine synthesis is tyrosine hydroxylase TH.
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Loss-of-function mutations in the DJ-1 gene cause early-on-set Parkinsonism 2although the disease-causing mechanism remains to be fully resolved. The evolutionarily conserved DJ-1 has been shown to regulate oxidative stress, apoptosis, protein aggregation, and transcription in various subcellular compartments 3 — 8.
In vitro experiments from several laboratories have clearly demonstrated the neuroprotective activity of DJ-1, although different molecular mechanisms have been proposed 47 — 9. The role of DJ-1 in neuronal survival is strengthened by in vivo studies using Drosophila lacking DJ-1, which exhibit increased sensitivity to oxidative stress or environmental mitochondrial toxins 10 On the other hand, DJdeficient mice do not reproduce the typical neuropathology of PD patients, such as the loss of the dopaminergic neurons and the formation of intracellular inclusion Lewy bodies, although they exhibit subtle defects in the nigral-striatal pathway and motor functions 12 — Patients carrying DJ-1 mutations demonstrate reduced dopamine uptake indistinguishable to patients with sporadic PD Due to the lack of pathological evidence from patients with DJ-1 mutations, it remains unclear whether the loss of DJ-1 function affects both dopaminergic neuronal survival and nigral-striatal pathways in humans.
Before mutations in the DJ-1 gene were linked to familial PD, DJ-1 had been suggested to regulate transcription by modulating androgen receptor function in the testis 16 We have recently demonstrated that DJ-1 forms complexes with nuclear proteins pyrimidine tract-binding protein-associated splicing factor PSF and p54nrb 7two proteins that are highly expressed in the brain and affect RNA metabolism and transcription.
DJ-1 serves as a transcriptional co-activator and prevents co-repressor PSF-mediated gene silencing and apoptosis. Consistent with the role of DJ-1 in transcriptional regulation, several protein interaction studies suggest a potential functional link between DJ-1 and small ubiquitin-like modifiers SUMO.
Similar to ubiquitination, this process requires the participation of E1 activating enzymes, E2 conjugating enzymes, and E3 ligases 18 — Sumoylation has been shown to modulate the subcellular localization and transcriptional activity of the substrates 1820 However, the functional significance of the link between sumoylation and DJ-1 and the potential relevance to PD pathogenesis are unclear.
In the current study, we extend our prior findings and identify the human TH as a cellular target of transcriptional regulation by DJ-1 and PSF. Therefore, our results indicate that the transcriptional dysregulation caused by DJ-1 inactivation and the subsequent impairment of dopamine synthesis contribute to the development of PD.
For immunofluorescence, cells were grown on coverslips. The lymphoblasts from patients carrying pathogenic DJ-1 mutations 2 were described previously Fang Liu at Rutgers University.
Rat TH-luc reporter plasmid was kindly provided by Dr. The PSF plasmids were confirmed by sequencing. The flanking primers were: Sodium butyrate and trichostatin A were from Sigma.
Cells were harvested at 48 h post-transfection for RNA extraction or at days 1, 2, and 4 for Western blotting. To analyze the effects of HDAC inhibitors on the TH expression after DJ-1 inactivation, indicated sodium butyrate or trichostatin A was added to fresh medium 48 h after siRNA transfection, and the mixture was cultured for an additional 2 days.
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DJ-1 Transcriptionally Up-regulates the Human Tyrosine Hydroxylase by Inhibiting the Sumoylation of Pyrimidine Tract-binding Protein-associated Splicing Factor* we used DJspecific siRNA constructs to inhibit the synthesis of endogenous DJ-1 in two human dopaminergic neuroblastoma cell lines, CHP and SH-SY5Y cells.
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Trost * and Kalindi Dogra Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA , USAA.
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