Analysis on the promoter region of human decidual prolactin gene in the progesterone-induced decidualization and cAMP-induced decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells

Dong Fang Wang, Hiroyuki Minoura, Takashi Sugiyama, Keisuke Tanaka, Hiroaki Kawato, Nagayasu Toyoda, Norimasa Sagawa

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Abstract

Purpose: To elucidate the promoter region of human decidual prolactin (dPRL) gene in the human endometrial stromal cells (ESC). Methods: Various segments of the human dPRL promoter that direct the expression of the secreted alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) reporter gene were transfected into human ESC decidualized by estrogen (E) + progesterone (P) or cyclic AMP (cAMP) to identify E + P or cAMP responsive elements. Results: The region between nucleotides 2038 and 1605 relative to the transcriptional initiation site includes two activator protein-1 (AP-1) sites, which both provided maximal response to E + P or cAMP in decidualized cells. When either AP-1 site was mutated, response in the promoter activity to both E + P or cAMP response showed a decrease compared with control. The region between 310 and 285 that contains consensus-binding sequences for transcription factors of CCAAT/ Enhancer-binding proteins (C/EBP) contributed to E + P and cAMP response in decidualized cells. Also, the 5′-flanking region that extends 79 base pairs upstream, including an imperfect cAMP response element (CRE), contributed to E + P and cAMP response. In cells treated with E + P or cAMP for 10 days, mutant of C/EBP-binding site showed an increase in promoter activity comparing to dPRL-2038. In contrast, treatment with PKI showed a decrease in promoter activity in cells treated with E + P or cAMP alone. Conclusions: These results suggest that cAMP-induced region of the human dPRL promoter resides between -1862 and -1856, -1703 and -1697, -310 and -285, and that the sequences between -1862 and -1856, -1703 and -1697 of the promoter display E + P-induced promoter activity. Furthermore, the current study indicates that E + P or cAMP cooperatively regulate the dPRL gene transcription through some transcriptional factors such as C/EBP, CREB, and other cofactor(s), and that some repressor(s) or corepressor(s) may be involved in the C/EBP-binding site of the human dPRL promoter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-247
Number of pages9
JournalMolecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Volume300
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Decidual prolactin
  • Decidualization
  • Progesterone
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • cAMP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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