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HEY1 Leu94Met gene polymorphism dramatically modifies its biological functions

AuthorsVillaronga, M. A.; Lavery, D. N.; Bevan, Charlotte L.; Llanos, Susana; Belandia, Borja
Issue Date2010
PublisherNature Publishing Group
CitationOncogene 29(3): 411-420 (2010)
AbstractThe hairy/enhancer-of-split related with YRPW motif 1 (HEY1) is a member of the basic-helix-loop-helix-Orange (bHLH-O) family of transcriptional repressors that mediate Notch signaling. Several cancer-related pathways also regulate HEY1 expression, and HEY1 itself acts as an indirect positive regulator of the p53 tumor suppressor protein and a negative regulator of androgen receptor activity. In this study we show how a naturally occurring non-synonymous polymorphism at codon 94 of HEY1, which results in a substitution of leucine by methionine (Leu94Met), converts HEY1 from an androgen receptor corepressor to an androgen receptor co-activator without affecting its intrinsic transcriptional repressive domains. The polymorphism Leu94Met also abolishes HEY1-mediated activation of p53 and suppresses the ability of HEY1 to induce p53-dependent cell-cycle arrest and aberrant cell differentiation in human osteosarcoma U2OS cells. Moreover, expression of HEY1, but not of the variant Leu94Met, confers sensitivity to p53-activating chemotherapeutic drugs on U2OS cells. In addition, we have identified motifs in HEY1 that are critical for the regulation of its subcellular localization and analysed how mutations in those motifs affect both HEY1 and HEY1-Leu94Met functions. These findings suggest that the polymorphism Leu94Met in HEY1 radically alters its biological activities and may affect oncogenic processes.
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Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/onc.2009.309
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/77012
DOI10.1038/onc.2009.309
Identifiersdoi: 10.1038/onc.2009.309
issn: 0950-9232
e-issn: 1476-5594
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