The rainbow trout cytochrome P4501A gene subfamily consists of two members, CYP1A1 and CYP1A3, which are induced by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In this study, we investigated the induction of cytochrome P4501A3 in the rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss) D-11 cell line after 3-methylcholanthrene (3MC) exposure by generating chimeric constructs in which a 2.3 kb fragment or portion of the 5'-flanking region of the trout cytochrome CYP1A3 gene was fused to the firefly luciferase (Luc) gene. The constructs were then transiently transfected into the trout D-11 cells and their transcriptional activity measured by luciferase assay after treatment with different 3MC concentrations. Maximal induction following exposure to 2 microM 3MC was 2.2-fold after 72 h. Deletion of the region specifying the 5' untranslated region (5'UTR) of the mRNA encoding the CYP1A3 gene increased unstimulated luciferase activity but also led to a loss of response to 3MC treatment. This finding suggests that the region specifying the 5'UTR contains a negative element that is also involved in the transcriptional response to 3MC.
|Titolo:||Response of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) D-11 Cell Line to 3-methylcholanthrene (3MC) exposure|
|Autori interni:||FORNASARI, DIEGO MARIA MICHELE|
CHIESARA, ENZO (Ultimo)
FERRARIS, MICHELA GIUSEPPINA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Rainbow trout ; Cell lines ; Reporter gene assay ; Luciferase ; 3-methylcholantrene ; EROD|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0887-2333(02)00025-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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