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Mol Endocrinol. 2005 Jul;19(7):1837-48. Epub 2005 Feb 17.

Follicle-stimulating hormone induction of ovarian insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 transcription requires a TATA box-binding protein and the protein kinase A and phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase pathways.

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  • 1Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA.


The current study was done to elucidate the mechanism of the FSH stimulation of IGF-binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) expression and map the FSH response element on the pig IGFBP-3 promoter. Forskolin induced IGFBP-3 reporter activity in transiently transfected granulosa cells. The protein kinase A (PKA) inhibitor [N-[2-(p-bromocinnamyl)amino)ethyl]-5-isoquinolinesulfonamide, 2HCl] (and cotransfection with a PKA inhibitor expression vector), the phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase inhibitor [2-(4-morpholinyl)-8-phenyl-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one], and the ERK inhibitor [1,4-diamino-2,3-dicyano-1,4-bis(2-aminophenylthio)butadiene], all blocked FSH stimulation. Use of serial deletion constructs and site-directed mutagenesis show that a TATA box-binding protein site is required for FSH stimulation and that a specific protein 1 (Sp1) site is required for basal transcription. Gel shift assays of nuclear protein with a -61/-25 probe detected four protein-DNA complexes, with bands I and II having significantly higher intensities in FSH-treated cells than in controls. Mutation of the Sp1 site prevented formation of bands I and II whereas mutation of the TATA box-binding protein site prevented formation of band IV. Use of specific antibodies showed that Sp1 participates in formation of band I, Sp3 band II, and p300 in both I and II. Band III was nonspecifically competed out. We conclude that FSH stimulation of IGFBP-3 transcription is mediated by cAMP via the PKA pathway and requires the P1-3 kinase and likely the MAPK pathways.

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