Epidermal growth factor (EGF) elicits down-regulation of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) E6/E7 mRNA at the transcriptional level in an EGF-stimulated human keratinocyte cell line

Functional role of EGF-responsive silencer in the HPV-16 long control region

Shigeru Yasumoto, Akiyoshi Taniguchi, Kazunori Sohma

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We have found that epidermal growth factor (EGF) elicits negative regulation of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) E6/E7 at the mRNA level in the HPV-16-immortalized human keratinocyte cell line (PHK160b). This down-regulation of HPV-16 E6/E7 expression was achieved when the cells were stimulated to proliferate with the concomitantly enhanced c-myc expression by EGF in a dose-dependent manner. By using partly synchronized PHK160b cells, negative and positive regulations of the HPV-16 E6/E7 expression was correlated to EGF-linked cell cycle events in this particular human keratinocyte cell line. In order to study transcriptional control mechanisms of the HPV-16 E6/E7, transient expression assays were performed with CAT expression plasmids that the transcription could be directed by the 5′-deleted HPV-16 long control region (LCR) including the virus P97 promoter. We demonstrated that the HPV-16 LCR contained EGF-responsive elements and that a predominant silencer activity was mapped in the proximal 124-bp region (EGFRE) of the LCR. This restricted LCR region had significant influence on HPV-16-homologous promoters in lowering the CAT expression in the presence and absence of EGF. EGFRE was thus considered to be a conditional transcriptioncontrolling element on HPV-16 E6/E7 expression in this EGF-responsive human keratinocyte cell line. This suggests that specific sequences in the LCR play a critical part in the EGF-induced down-regulation of E6/E7 expression at the transcriptional level. Since the results obtained from the transient expression assay agreed with the mode of expression of the endogenous HPV-16 E6/E7, the present study strongly suggests that the transcriptional regulation of the HPV-16 E6/E7 oncogene is mediated by growth-related specific cellular factors interacting with HPV-16 LCR elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2000-2009
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Virology
Volume65
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Human papillomavirus 16
Papillomaviridae
keratinocytes
epidermal growth factor
Keratinocytes
Epidermal Growth Factor
Down-Regulation
cell lines
Cell Line
Messenger RNA
Human papillomavirus 5
promoter regions
Oncogenes
oncogenes
assays
Cell Cycle
Plasmids
cell cycle
plasmids

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