We previously demonstrated that testicular zinc-finger protein (TZF) was a corepressor of the androgen receptor (AR). In the present study, we further showed that TZF-L, an alternative spliced variant of TZF, enhanced transactivation function of AR. Deletion analysis of TZF-L revealed that its N-terminus, which almost corresponded to that of TZF, but not its C-terminus was able to interact with AR. Additional analysis suggested that TZF and TZF-L were able to form both homodimers and heterodimers. TZF-L inhibited the homodimer formation of TZF and the intranuclear dot formation of TZF. We propose that in the unique regulation system of AR-mediated transactivation, two spliced isoforms of TZF act as coactivator and corepressor, respectively.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 10 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology