Ultraviolet B-dependent changes in the expression of fast-responding early genes is modulated by huCOP1 in keratinocytes

Fazekas, Barbara and Polyánka, Hilda and Bebes, Attila and Tax, Gábor and Szabó, Kornélia and Farkas, Katalin and Kinyó, Ágnes and Nagy, Ferenc and Kemény, Lajos and Széll, Márta and Ádám, Éva (2014) Ultraviolet B-dependent changes in the expression of fast-responding early genes is modulated by huCOP1 in keratinocytes. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 171 (S4). p. 43. ISSN 0007-0963


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Ultraviolet (UV) B is the most prominent physical carcinogen in the environment leading to the development of various skin cancers. We have previously demonstrated that the human orthologue of the Arabidopsis thaliana constitutive photomorphogenesis (COP)1 protein, huCOP1, is expressed in keratinocytes in a UVB-regulated manner and is a negative regulator of p53 as a post-translational modifier. However, it was not known whether huCOP1 plays a role in mediating the UVB-induced early transcriptional responses of human keratinocytes. In this study we found that stable small-interfering (si) RNA-mediated silencing of huCOP1 affects the UVB response of several genes within 2 h of irradiation indicating that altered huCOP1 expression sensitizes the cells toward UVB. Pathway analysis identified a molecular network in which 13 out of the 30 examined UVB-regulated genes were organized around three central proteins. As the expression of the investigated genes was upregulated by UVB in the siCOP1 cell line, we hypothesize that huCOP1 is a repressor of the identified pathway. Several members of the network have been implicated previously in the pathogenesis of nonmelanoma skin cancers; therefore, clarifying the role of huCOP1 in these skin diseases may have clinical relevance in the future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: XV. World Congress on Cancers of the Skin. Edinburgh, Anglia: 2014.09.03 -2014.09.06.
Subjects: R Medicine / orvostudomány > RL Dermatology / bőrgyógyászat
Depositing User: Dr. Kornélia Szabó
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2015 12:57
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2015 12:57

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