RRC ID 2028
Author Furuyama T, Kitayama K, Yamashita H, Mori N.
Title Forkhead transcription factor FOXO1 (FKHR)-dependent induction of PDK4 gene expression in skeletal muscle during energy deprivation.
Journal Biochem J
Abstract A forkhead-type transcription factor, DAF-16, is located in the most downstream part of the insulin signalling pathway via PI3K (phosphoinositide 3-kinase). It is essential for the extension of life-span and is also involved in dauer formation induced by food deprivation in Caenorhabditis elegans. In the present study, we addressed whether or not FOXO members AFX, FKHR (forkhead homologue in rhabdomyosarcoma) and FKHRL1 (FKHR-like protein 1), mammalian counterparts of DAF-16, are involved in starvation stress. We found a remarkable selective induction of FKHR and FKHRL1 transcripts in skeletal muscle of mice during starvation. The induction of FKHR gene expression was observed at 6 h after food deprivation, peaked at 12 h, and returned to the basal level by 24 h of refeeding. The induction was also found in skeletal muscle of mice with glucocorticoid treatment. Moreover, we found that the levels of PDK4 (pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 4) gene expression were up-regulated through the direct binding of FKHR to the promoter region of the gene in C2C12 cells. These results suggest that FKHR has an important role in the regulation of energy metabolism, at least in part, through the up-regulation of PDK4 gene expression in skeletal muscle during starvation.
Volume 375(Pt 2)
Pages 365-71
Published 2003-10-15
DOI 10.1042/BJ20030022
PII BJ20030022
PMID 12820900
PMC PMC1223677
MeSH Animals Blotting, Northern Cell Line DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics* DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism Eating Food Deprivation* Forkhead Box Protein O1 Forkhead Box Protein O3 Forkhead Transcription Factors Gene Expression Regulation / drug effects Glucocorticoids / pharmacology Isoenzymes / genetics* Isoenzymes / metabolism Luciferases / genetics Luciferases / metabolism Male Mice Mice, Inbred C57BL Muscle, Skeletal / cytology Muscle, Skeletal / metabolism* Mutation Promoter Regions, Genetic / genetics Protein Kinases / genetics* Protein Kinases / metabolism RNA / drug effects RNA / genetics RNA / metabolism Recombinant Fusion Proteins / genetics Recombinant Fusion Proteins / metabolism Starvation Time Factors Transcription Factors / genetics* Transcription Factors / metabolism
IF 4.097
Times Cited 214
DNA material AxCANCre (RDB01748)