Transcriptional Regulation of X-Box-Binding Protein One (XBP1) by Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 4α (HNF4α) is Vital to Beta-Cell Function.

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The transcription factor, X-box Binding Protein-One (XBP1), controls the development and maintenance of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in multiple secretory cell lineages. We show here that Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 4-alpha (HNF4α) directly induces XBP1 expression. Mutations in HNF4α cause Mature-Onset Diabetes of the Young I (MODYI), a subset of diabetes characterized by diminished GSIS. In mouse models, cell lines, and ex vivo islets, using dominant negative and human-disease-allele point mutants or knockout and knockdown models, we show that disruption of HNF4α caused decreased expression of XBP1 and reduced cellular ER networks. GSIS depends on ER Ca2+ signaling; we show that diminished XBP1 and/or HNF4α in β-cells led to impaired ER Ca2+ homeostasis. Restoring XBP1 expression was sufficient to completely rescue GSIS in HNF4α-deficient β-cells. Our findings uncover a transcriptional relationship between HNF4α and Xbp1 with potentially broader implications about MODYI and the importance of transcription factor signaling in the regulation of secretion.


  • Benjamin D Moore
  • Ramon U Jin
  • Heiyong Lo
  • Min Jung
  • Haiyan Wang
  • Michele A Battle
  • Claes Wollheim
  • Fumihiko Urano
  • Jason C Mills
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  • Cell- och molekylärbiologi
Sidor (från-till)6146-6157
TidskriftJournal of Biological Chemistry
Tidigt onlinedatum2016 jan 20
StatusPublished - 2016
Peer review utfördJa