PI 3-K signaling pathway suppresses PMA-induced expression of p21WAF1/ Cip1 in human leukemia cells
2007 (English)In: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, ISSN 0300-8177, Vol. 302, no 1-2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Despite the understanding of the importance of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI 3-K) signaling pathway in the regulation of cellular proliferation, little is known about its role during phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-induced differentiation in human leukemia cells. Here, we report a novel finding that PI 3-K inhibition by LY294002 significantly increases p21WAF1/Cip1 expression in PMA-stimulated human leukemia cells NB4 and THP1. LY294002 potentiated expression of p21WAF1/Cip1 via a p53-independent mechanism and did not affect mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation. Electrophoretic mobility shift (EMSA) experiments revealed that blocking of PI 3-K was associated with increased binding of transcription factor Sp1 to the PMA-responsive sites on the p21WAF1/Cip1 promoter. Pretreatment with rapamycin, an inhibitor of mTOR kinase, decreased the expression of p21WAF1/Cip1 protein in PMA-stimulated NB4 cells. The level of PMA-induced p21WAF1/ Cip1 protein expression was lower in NB4 cells overexpressing wild type protein kinase C ? (PKC ?) compared to those transfected with empty vector or with kinase inactive PKC ?. Sp1 binding to the p21WAF1/Cip1 promoter was completely lost in a wild type PKC ? overexpressing and PMA-stimulated NB4 cells. We demonstrate that PI 3-K signaling pathway suppresses PMA-induced expression of p21WAF1/Cip1 in human leukemia cells, and that this effect is partly mediated by PKC ?. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 302, no 1-2
Differentiation, Leukemia, p21WAF1/Cip1, Phorbol esters, PI 3-K, Protein kinase C?
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-48989DOI: 10.1007/s11010-007-9419-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-48989DiVA: diva2:269885