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Oncogene. 2007 Oct 18;26(48):6875-84. Epub 2007 May 14.

UVC inhibits HIF-1alpha protein translation by a DNA damage- and topoisomerase I-independent pathway.

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  • 1Tumor Hypoxia Laboratory, Developmental Therapeutics Program, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., NCI at Frederick, Frederick, MD 21702, USA.

Abstract

Hypoxia inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) is a key player in cancer progression and an attractive target for cancer therapy. Several small molecule inhibitors of HIF-1alpha also induce a DNA damage response. However, whether or not DNA damage is required for or associated with the inhibition of HIF-1alpha protein accumulation is poorly understood. In this report we investigated the effects of distinct DNA damaging conditions on the hypoxic induction of HIF-1alpha protein in cancer cell lines. We demonstrate that in addition to topotecan (TPT), a known inhibitor of HIF-1alpha, UVC, but not other DNA damaging agents (cisplatin, ionizing radiation and doxorubicin), inhibited HIF-1alpha protein accumulation in a dose-dependent, p53-independent fashion. Low doses UVC decreased HIF-1alpha translation without affecting global protein synthesis. Inhibition of HIF-1alpha by UVC required ongoing RNA transcription, but not DNA replication. Moreover, a functional ATR was required for the activation of DNA damage-dependent responses by both UVC and TPT, but was dispensable for the inhibition of HIF-1alpha protein. Notably, unlike TPT, inhibition of HIF-1alpha protein by UVC did not require topoisomerase I, suggesting a similar yet distinct mode of action. Our data reveal that UVC is a novel signal associated with inhibition of HIF-1alpha protein accumulation, and they uncouple the DNA damage-dependent signaling pathway exerted by UVC and TPT from HIF-1alpha inhibition.

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