RRC ID 73074
Author Suphakhong K, Terashima M, Wanna-Udom S, Takatsuka R, Ishimura A, Takino T, Suzuki T.
Title m6A RNA methylation regulates the transcription factors JUN and JUNB in TGF-β-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition of lung cancer cells.
Journal J Biol Chem
Abstract N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is the most common internal chemical modification of mRNAs involved in many pathological processes including various cancers. In this study, we investigated the m6A-dependent regulation of JUN and JUNB transcription factors (TFs) during transforming growth factor-beta-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of A549 and LC2/ad lung cancer cell lines, as the function and regulation of these TFs within this process remains to be clarified. We found that JUN and JUNB played an important and nonredundant role in the EMT-inducing gene expression program by regulating different mesenchymal genes and that their expressions were controlled by methyltransferase-like 3 (METTL3) m6A methyltransferase. METTL3-mediated regulation of JUN expression is associated with the translation process of JUN protein but not with the stability of JUN protein or mRNA, which is in contrast with the result of m6A-mediated regulation of JUNB mRNA stability. We identified the specific m6A motifs responsible for the regulation of JUN and JUNB in EMT within 3'UTR of JUN and JUNB. Furthermore, we discovered that different m6A reader proteins interacted with JUN and JUNB mRNA and controlled m6A-dependent expression of JUN protein and JUNB mRNA. These results demonstrate that the different modes of m6A-mediated regulation of JUN and JUNB TFs provide critical input in the gene regulatory network during transforming growth factor-beta-induced EMT of lung cancer cells.
Volume 298(11)
Pages 102554
Published 2022-9-29
DOI 10.1016/j.jbc.2022.102554
PII S0021-9258(22)00998-X
PMID 36183833
IF 4.238
Human and Animal Cells LC-2/ad(RCB0440)