Irf2bp2a regulates terminal granulopoiesis through proteasomal degradation of Gfi1aa in zebrafish
- Gao, S., Wang, Z., Wang, L., Wang, H., Yuan, H., Liu, X., Chen, S., Chen, Z., de Thé, H., Zhang, W., Zhang, Y., Zhu, J., Zhou, J.
- PLoS Genetics 17: e1009693 (Journal)
- Registered Authors
- Chen, Zhu, Zhang, Wenqing, Zhang, Yiyue
- MeSH Terms
- DNA-Binding Proteins/genetics*
- DNA-Binding Proteins/metabolism
- Feedback, Physiological
- Gene Expression Regulation
- Gene Knockout Techniques
- HEK293 Cells
- HL-60 Cells
- Proteasome Endopeptidase Complex/metabolism*
- Zebrafish/growth & development*
- Zebrafish Proteins/genetics
- Zebrafish Proteins/metabolism*
- 34351909 Full text @ PLoS Genet.
Gao, S., Wang, Z., Wang, L., Wang, H., Yuan, H., Liu, X., Chen, S., Chen, Z., de Thé, H., Zhang, W., Zhang, Y., Zhu, J., Zhou, J. (2021) Irf2bp2a regulates terminal granulopoiesis through proteasomal degradation of Gfi1aa in zebrafish. PLoS Genetics. 17:e1009693.
The ubiquitin-proteasome system plays important roles in various biological processes as it degrades the majority of cellular proteins. Adequate proteasomal degradation of crucial transcription regulators ensures the proper development of neutrophils. The ubiquitin E3 ligase of Growth factor independent 1 (GFI1), a key transcription repressor governing terminal granulopoiesis, remains obscure. Here we report that the deficiency of the ring finger protein Interferon regulatory factor 2 binding protein 2a (Irf2bp2a) leads to an impairment of neutrophils differentiation in zebrafish. Mechanistically, Irf2bp2a functions as a ubiquitin E3 ligase targeting Gfi1aa for proteasomal degradation. Moreover, irf2bp2a gene is repressed by Gfi1aa, thus forming a negative feedback loop between Irf2bp2a and Gfi1aa during neutrophils maturation. Different levels of GFI1 may turn it into a tumor suppressor or an oncogene in malignant myelopoiesis. Therefore, discovery of certain drug targets GFI1 for proteasomal degradation by IRF2BP2 might be an effective anti-cancer strategy.
Genes / Markers
Mutations / Transgenics
Human Disease / Model
Sequence Targeting Reagents
Engineered Foreign Genes