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Cyclic nucleotide regulation of type-1 plasminogen activator-inhibitor mRNA stability in rat hepatoma cells. Identification of cis-acting sequences.

Authors: Heaton, JH  Tillmann-Bogush, M  Leff, NS  Gelehrter, TD 
Citation: Heaton JH, etal., J Biol Chem. 1998 Jun 5;273(23):14261-8.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:9603932

Type-1 plasminogen activator-inhibitor (PAI-1) is a major physiologic inhibitor of plasminogen activation. Incubation of HTC rat hepatoma cells with the cyclic nucleotide analogue, 8-bromo-cAMP, causes a dramatic increase in tissue-type plasminogen activator activity secondary to a 90% decrease in PAI-1 mRNA. Although 8-bromo-cAMP causes a modest decrease in PAI-1 transcription, regulation is primarily the result of a 3-fold increase in the rate of PAI-1 mRNA degradation. To determine the cis-acting sequences required for cyclic nucleotide regulation, we have stably transfected HTC cells with chimeric genes containing sequences from the rat PAI-1 cDNA and the mouse beta-globin gene and examined the effect of cyclic nucleotides on the decay rate of these transcripts. The mRNA transcribed from the beta-globin gene is stable and not cyclic nucleotide-regulated, whereas the transcript from a construct containing the beta-globin coding region and the PAI-1 3'-untranslated region (UTR) is destabilized in the presence of 8-bromo-cAMP, suggesting that this response is mediated by sequences in the PAI-1 3'-UTR. Analyses by deletion of sequences from this chimeric construct indicate that, whereas more than one region of the PAI-1 3'-UTR can confer cyclic nucleotide responsiveness, the 3'-most 134-nucleotide sequence alone is sufficient to do so. Insertion of PAI-1 sequences within the beta-globin 3'-UTR confirms that the 3'-most 134 nucleotides of PAI-1 mRNA can confer cyclic nucleotide regulation of stability on a heterologous transcript, suggesting that this sequence may play a major role in hormonal regulation of PAI-1 mRNA stability.


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