Human native lipoprotein-induced de novo DNA methylation is associated with repression of inflammatory genes in THP-1 macrophages

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Abstract

Background: We previously showed that a VLDL-and LDL-rich mix of human native lipoproteins induces a set of repressive epigenetic marks, i. e. de novo DNA methylation, histone 4 hypoacetylation and histone 4 lysine 20 (H4K20) hypermethylation in THP-1 macrophages. Here, we: 1) ask what gene expression changes accompany these epigenetic responses; 2) test the involvement of candidate factors mediating the latter. We exploited genome expression arrays to identify target genes for lipoprotein-induced silencing, in addition to RNAi and expression studies to test the involvement of candidate mediating factors. The study was conducted in human THP-1 macrophages. Results: Native lipoprotein-induced de novo DNA methylation was associated with a general repression of various critical genes for macrophage function, including pro-inflammatory genes. Lipoproteins showed differential effects on epigenetic marks, as de novo DNA methylation was induced by VLDL and to a lesser extent by LDL, but not by HDL, and VLDL induced H4K20 hypermethylation, while HDL caused H4 deacetylation. The analysis of candidate factors mediating VLDL-induced DNA hypermethylation revealed that this response was: 1) surprisingly, mediated exclusively by the canonical maintenance DNA methyltransferase DNMT1, and 2) independent of the Dicer/microRNA pathway. Conclusions: Our work provides novel insights into epigenetic gene regulation by native lipoproteins. Furthermore, we provide an example of DNMT1 acting as a de novo DNA methyltransferase independently of canonical de novo enzymes, and show proof of principle that de novo DNA methylation can occur independently of a functional Dicer/micro-RNA pathway in mammals.

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Författare
  • Ruben Rangel-Salazar
  • Marie Lindholm
  • Carlos A. Aguilar-Salinas
  • Yolanda Alvarado-Caudillo
  • Kristina Bv Dossing
  • Manel Esteller
  • Emmanuel Labourier
  • Gertrud Lund
  • Finn C. Nielsen
  • Dalia Rodriguez-Rios
  • Martha O. Solis-Martinez
  • Katarzyna Wrobel
  • Kazimierz Wrobel
  • Silvio Zaina
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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Genetik
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftBMC Genomics
Volym12
StatusPublished - 2011
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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