MAFG is a Transcriptional Repressor of Bile Acid Synthesis and Metabolism

Thomas Q. De Aguiar Vallim, Elizabeth J. Tarling, Hannah Ahn, Lee R. Hagey, Casey E. Romanoski, Richard G. Lee, Mark J. Graham, Hozumi Motohashi, Masayuki Yamamoto, Peter A. Edwards

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Summary Specific bile acids are potent signaling molecules that modulate metabolic pathways affecting lipid, glucose and bile acid homeostasis, and the microbiota. Bile acids are synthesized from cholesterol in the liver, and the key enzymes involved in bile acid synthesis (Cyp7a1, Cyp8b1) are regulated transcriptionally by the nuclear receptor FXR. We have identified an FXR-regulated pathway upstream of a transcriptional repressor that controls multiple bile acid metabolism genes. We identify MafG as an FXR target gene and show that hepatic MAFG overexpression represses genes of the bile acid synthetic pathway and modifies the biliary bile acid composition. In contrast, loss-of-function studies using MafG+/- mice causes de-repression of the same genes with concordant changes in biliary bile acid levels. Finally, we identify functional MafG response elements in bile acid metabolism genes using ChIP-seq analysis. Our studies identify a molecular mechanism for the complex feedback regulation of bile acid synthesis controlled by FXR.

ジャーナルCell Metabolism
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 2 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生理学
  • 分子生物学
  • 細胞生物学


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