The Rev-erbα gene is regarded as a circadian clock gene and clock-regulated gene which regulates the circadian transcriptional/translational loop in a subtle way. Here, we first detected the circadian oscillation in mature granulosa cells from antral follicles using a real-time monitoring system of Per2 promoter activity with the addition of FSH. Then we used GSK4112, an agonist ligand of Rev-erbα, to investigate the function of Rev-erbα. GSK4112 treatment significantly reduced the Per2-dLuc amplitude and induced the Per2 oscillation phase advance shift. GSK4112 significantly inhibited Bmal1 mRNA expression, whereas it did clearly stimulate expression of StAR mRNA in a dose-dependent manner. Our data are the first to show the Rev-erbα function in the steroid biosynthesis of rat granulosa cells, and to suggest that Rev-erbα may coordinate circadian rhythm and metabolism in rat ovaries.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 6 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology