Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Blood. 2006 Apr 15;107(8):3359-70. Epub 2005 Dec 27.

A global role for EKLF in definitive and primitive erythropoiesis.

Author information

  • 1Institute for Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

Erythroid Kruppel-like factor (EKLF, KLF1) plays an important role in definitive erythropoiesis and beta-globin gene regulation but failure to rectify lethal fetal anemia upon correction of globin chain imbalance suggested additional critical EKLF target genes. We employed expression profiling of EKLF-null fetal liver and EKLF-null erythroid cell lines containing an inducible EKLF-estrogen receptor (EKLF-ER) fusion construct to search for such targets. An overlapping list of EKLF-regulated genes from the 2 systems included alpha-hemoglobin stabilizing protein (AHSP), cytoskeletal proteins, hemesynthesis enzymes, transcription factors, and blood group antigens. One EKLF target gene, dematin, which encodes an erythrocyte cytoskeletal protein (band 4.9), contains several phylogenetically conserved consensus CACC motifs predicted to bind EKLF. Chromatin immunoprecipitation demonstrated in vivo EKLF occupancy at these sites and promoter reporter assays showed that EKLF activates gene transcription through these DNA elements. Furthermore, investigation of EKLF target genes in the yolk sac led to the discovery of unexpected additional defects in the embryonic red cell membrane and cytoskeleton. In short, EKLF regulates global erythroid gene expression that is critical for the development of primitive and definitive red cells.

PMID:
16380451
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC1895762
Free PMC Article

Images from this publication.See all images (5)Free text

Figure 1.
Figure 2.
Figure 3.
Figure 4.
Figure 5.
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk