Summary

PLoS One. 2015 Sep 29;10(9):e0139274. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139274. eCollection 2015.

Functional Domains of ZFP809 Essential for Nuclear Localization and Gene Silencing.

Abstract:

Zinc finger protein 809 (ZFP809) is a member of the Kruppel-associated box-containing zinc finger protein (KRAB-ZFP) family, and is highly expressed in mouse immature cells. ZFP809 is known to inhibit the expression of transduced genes driven by Moloney murine leukemia virus (MoMLV)-typed retroviral vectors by binding to the primer binding site (PBS) located downstream of the MLV-long terminal repeat (LTR) of the vectors and recruiting protein complexes that introduce epigenetic silencing marks such as histone modifications and DNA methylation at the MLV-LTR. However, it remains undetermined what domains of ZFP809 among the KRAB domain at N-terminus and the seven zinc fingers are critical for gene silencing. In this study, we assessed subcellular localization, gene silencing ability, and binding ability to the PBS of a series of truncated and mutated ZFP809 proteins. We revealed the essential role of the KRAB A box for all functions assessed, together with the accessory roles of a subset of zinc fingers. Our data also suggest that interaction between KAP1 and the KRAB A box of ZFP809 is critical in KAP1-dependent control of gene silencing for ZFP809 targets.

日本語要旨:

ZFP809タンパクの核局在および遺伝子サイレンシングに関わる機能ドメインの同定

PMID:  26417948

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