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Thioredoxin 1 and Thioredoxin 2 Have Opposed Regulatory Functions on Hypoxia-inducible Factor-1α*
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany.
Novum, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden.
Novum, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden and Foundation of Biomedical Research, Academy of Athens, Greece.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany.
2007 (English)In: Journal of Biological Chemistry, ISSN 0021-9258, E-ISSN 1083-351X, Vol. 282, no 10, 7482-7490 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Hypoxia inducible factor 1 (HIF-1), a key regulator for adaptation to hypoxia, is composed of HIF-1alpha and HIF-1beta. In this study, we present evidence that overexpression of mitochondria-located thioredoxin 2 (Trx2) attenuated hypoxia-evoked HIF-1alpha accumulation, whereas cytosolic thioredoxin 1 (Trx1) enhanced HIF-1alpha protein amount. Transactivation of HIF-1 is decreased by overexpression of Trx2 but stimulated by Trx1. Inhibition of proteasomal degradation of HIF-1alpha in Trx2-overexpressing cells did not fully restore HIF-1alpha protein levels, while HIF-1alpha accumulation was enhanced in Trx1-overexpressing cells. Reporter assays showed that cap-dependent translation is increased by Trx1 and decreased by Trx2, whereas HIF-1alpha mRNA levels remained unaltered. These data suggest that thioredoxins affect the synthesis of HIF-1alpha. Trx1 facilitated synthesis of HIF-1alpha by activating Akt, p70S6K, and eIF-4E, known to control cap-dependent translation. In contrast, Trx2 attenuated activities of Akt, p70S6K, and eIF-4E and provoked an increase in mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production. MitoQ, a mitochondria specific antioxidant, reversed HIF-1alpha accumulation as well as Akt activation under hypoxia in Trx2 cells, supporting the notion of translation control mechanisms in affecting HIF-1alpha protein accumulation.

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American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2007. Vol. 282, no 10, 7482-7490 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-98714DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M608289200ISI: 000245080900061PubMedID: 17220299OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-98714DiVA: diva2:655537
Available from: 2013-10-11 Created: 2013-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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