RRC ID 12691
Author Mao XR, Crowder CM.
Title Protein misfolding induces hypoxic preconditioning via a subset of the unfolded protein response machinery.
Journal Mol. Cell. Biol.
Abstract Prolonged cellular hypoxia results in energy failure and ultimately cell death. However, less-severe hypoxia can induce a cytoprotective response termed hypoxic preconditioning (HP). The unfolded protein response pathway (UPR) has been known for some time to respond to hypoxia and regulate hypoxic sensitivity; however, the role of the UPR, if any, in HP essentially has been unexplored. We have shown previously that a sublethal hypoxic exposure of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans induces a protein chaperone component of the UPR (L. L. Anderson, X. Mao, B. A. Scott, and C. M. Crowder, Science 323:630-633, 2009). Here, we show that HP induces the UPR and that the pharmacological induction of misfolded proteins is itself sufficient to stimulate a delayed protective response to hypoxic injury that requires the UPR pathway proteins IRE-1, XBP-1, and ATF-6. HP also required IRE-1 but not XBP-1 or ATF-6; instead, GCN-2, which is known to suppress translation and induce an adaptive transcriptional response under conditions of UPR activation or amino acid deprivation, was required for HP. The phosphorylation of the translation factor eIF2α, an established mechanism of GCN-2-mediated translational suppression, was not necessary for HP. These data suggest a model where hypoxia-induced misfolded proteins trigger the activation of IRE-1, which along with GCN-2 controls an adaptive response that is essential to HP.
Volume 30(21)
Pages 5033-42
Published 2010-11
DOI 10.1128/MCB.00922-10
PII MCB.00922-10
PMID 20733002
PMC PMC2953055
MeSH Animals Animals, Genetically Modified Base Sequence Caenorhabditis elegans / drug effects Caenorhabditis elegans / genetics Caenorhabditis elegans / metabolism Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins / chemistry* Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins / genetics Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins / metabolism* DNA Primers / genetics Genes, Helminth Green Fluorescent Proteins / chemistry Green Fluorescent Proteins / genetics Green Fluorescent Proteins / metabolism Hypoxia / metabolism* Ischemic Preconditioning Models, Biological Mutation Protein Folding* / drug effects Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases / chemistry Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases / genetics Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases / metabolism Recombinant Fusion Proteins / chemistry Recombinant Fusion Proteins / genetics Recombinant Fusion Proteins / metabolism Transcription Factors / chemistry* Transcription Factors / genetics Transcription Factors / metabolism* Tunicamycin / pharmacology Unfolded Protein Response* / drug effects
IF 3.735
Times Cited 29
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