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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Identification of T-cadherin as a Novel Target of DNA Methyltransferase 3B and Its Role in the Suppression of Nerve Growth Factor-mediated Neurite Outgrowth in PC12 Cells.

Previously we showed that DNA methyltransferase 3b (Dnmt3b) is required for nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced differentiation of PC12 cells to neuronal phenotype. The present study identified T-cadherin (T-Cad) as one of the targets of Dnmt3b by chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay. Combined bisulfite restriction analysis and bisulfite sequencing showed that T-Cad promoter was sparsely methylated in PC12 cells. ChIP-CHOP analysis demonstrated that Dnmt3b is associated with T-Cad promoter irrespective of its methylation status. The mRNA and protein levels of T-Cad were markedly elevated in cells depleted of Dnmt3b by antisense or small interfering RNA. Suppression of T-Cad promoter activity by Dnmt3b was independent of its catalytic activity, which was consistent with the insignificant change in T-Cad promoter methylation status in Dnmt3b-depleted cells. In contrast, deletion of its N-terminal ATRX and PWWP domain abolished its repressor function. Association of histone deacetylase 2 (Hdac2) with T-Cad promoter and restoration of the promoter activity from Dnmt3b- mediated suppression upon treatment with Hdac inhibitor indicated involvement of histone deacetylation in this process. NGF- induced neurite outgrowth was inhibited in a dose dependent manner upon ectopic expression of T-Cad in PC12 cells. Immunofluorescence studies showed that T-Cad was redistributed upon NGF treatment, as evident from its concentration in axon growth cones as opposed to its localization at cell-cell contact region in undifferentiated cells. These results demonstrate a novel role of T-Cad in the NGF-mediated differentiation of PC12 cells to neuronal phenotype.[1]


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