Background/Aim: Docking protein 2 (Dok2) is an adapter protein which is involved in hematopoiesis. However, it still remains unclear how Dok2 functions in regulation of transcription of hematopoietic genes. To address this issue, we knocked-down Dok2 mRNA in mouse erythroleukemia cells which highly express Dok2 intrinsically. Materials and Methods: Mouse erythroleukemia cells were transfected with Dok2 siRNA for 24 h and gene expression of erythroid differentiation-related genes, such as GATA binding protein 1 (Gata1), Krüppel-like factor 1 (Klf1), α-globin and β-globin were assessed by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Results: Among the tested genes, expression of Klf1 exhibited a 1.94-fold increase when compared to the control 24 h after transfection. Immunocytochemistry and chromatin immunoprecipitation assays revealed that Dok2 protein localizes in the nucleus and binds to the promoter region of Klf1 gene. Conclusion: Dok2 is able to control Klf1 expression by transcriptional regulation through directly binding to its promoter region.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research