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FEBS Lett. 2010 Oct 22;584(20):4366-72. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2010.09.040. Epub 2010 Oct 1.

Hypoxia-inducible factor 1-mediated regulation of PPP1R3C promotes glycogen accumulation in human MCF-7 cells under hypoxia.

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National Laboratory of Medical Molecular Biology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.


Hundreds of genes can be regulated by hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF1) under hypoxia. Here we demonstrated a HIF1-mediated induction of protein phosphatase 1, regulatory subunit 3C gene (PPP1R3C) in human MCF7 cells under hypoxia. By mutation analysis we confirmed the presence of a functional hypoxia response element that is located 229bp upstream from the PPP1R3C gene. PPP1R3C induction correlates with a significant glycogen accumulation in MCF7 cells under hypoxia. Knockdown of either HIF1α or PPP1R3C attenuated hypoxia-induced glycogen accumulation significantly. Knockdown of HIF2α reduced hypoxia-induced glycogen accumulation slightly (but not significantly). Our results demonstrated that HIF1 promotes glycogen accumulation through regulating PPP1R3C expression under hypoxia, which revealed a novel metabolic adaptation of cells to hypoxia.

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