Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) is essential for adipogenesis. Since EDF-1 is a cofactor of PPARγ, we investigated the molecular cross-talk between EDF-1 and PPARγ in adipogenesis. While EDF-1 was not modulated during differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells, it co-immunoprecipitated with PPARγ. Silencing EDF-1 by shRNAs inhibited the differentiation in adipocytes of 3T3-L1 cells, as detected by the staining of intracellular triglycerides and the expression of the PPARγ target gene aP2. Accordingly, we found that anti-EDF-1 shRNAs decreased ligand dependent activation of PPARγ in 3T3-L1 transiently transfected with a vector expressing luciferase under the control of a PPARγ responsive consensus. To rule out that this inhibition is due to the concomitant downregulation of PPARγ levels, we overexpressed PPARγ in 3T3-L1 silencing EDF-1 and found a decrease of ligand dependent activation of PPARγ, in spite of the high amounts of PPARγ. These results demonstrate that EDF-1 is required for PPARγ transcriptional activation during 3T3-L1 differentiation.

Transcriptional coactivator EDF-1 is required for PPARγ-stimulated adipogenesis / M. Leidi, M. Mariotti, J.A.M. Maier. - In: CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES. - ISSN 1420-682X. - 66:16(2009), pp. 2733-2742.

Transcriptional coactivator EDF-1 is required for PPARγ-stimulated adipogenesis

M. Leidi;M. Mariotti;J.A.M. Maier
2009

Abstract

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) is essential for adipogenesis. Since EDF-1 is a cofactor of PPARγ, we investigated the molecular cross-talk between EDF-1 and PPARγ in adipogenesis. While EDF-1 was not modulated during differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells, it co-immunoprecipitated with PPARγ. Silencing EDF-1 by shRNAs inhibited the differentiation in adipocytes of 3T3-L1 cells, as detected by the staining of intracellular triglycerides and the expression of the PPARγ target gene aP2. Accordingly, we found that anti-EDF-1 shRNAs decreased ligand dependent activation of PPARγ in 3T3-L1 transiently transfected with a vector expressing luciferase under the control of a PPARγ responsive consensus. To rule out that this inhibition is due to the concomitant downregulation of PPARγ levels, we overexpressed PPARγ in 3T3-L1 silencing EDF-1 and found a decrease of ligand dependent activation of PPARγ, in spite of the high amounts of PPARγ. These results demonstrate that EDF-1 is required for PPARγ transcriptional activation during 3T3-L1 differentiation.
Adipogenesis; EDF-1; PPARγ; Transcriptional coactivator
Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale
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