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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Differences in Transcriptional Activity of Human Papillomavirus Type 6 Molecular Variants in Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis

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Author(s):
do Bonfim, Caroline Measso [1] ; Sobrinho, Joao Simao [2] ; Nogueira, Rodrigo Lacerda [3] ; Kupper, Daniel Salgado [3] ; Pereira Valera, Fabiana Cardoso [3] ; Nogueira, Maurcio Lacerda [4] ; Villa, Luisa Lina [5, 2, 6] ; Rahal, Paula [1] ; Sichero, Laura [2]
Total Authors: 9
Affiliation:
[1] UNESP, Lab Genom Studies, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] ICESP, Ctr Translat Oncol, Mol Biol Lab, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Ribeirao Preto, Dept Ophthalmol Otorhinolaryngol & Head Neck Surg, Discipline Otorhinolaryngol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] FAMERP, Fac Med Sao Jose Rio Preto, Lab Res Virol, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto - Brazil
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Radiol & Oncol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[6] Santa Casa Sao Paulo & HPV Inst, Sch Med, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One; v. 10, n. 7 JUL 7 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

A significant proportion of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is caused by human papillomavirus type 6 (HPV-6). The long control region (LCR) contains cis-elements for regulation of transcription. Our aim was to characterize LCR HPV-6 variants in RRP cases, compare promoter activity of these isolates and search for cellular transcription factors (TFs) that could explain the differences observed. The complete LCR from 13 RRP was analyzed. Transcriptional activity of 5 variants was compared using luciferase assays. Differences in putative TFs binding sites among variants were revealed using the TRANSFAC database. Chromatin immunoprecipation (CHIP) and luciferase assays were used to evaluate TF binding and impact upon transcription, respectively. Juvenile-onset RRP cases harbored exclusively HPV-6vc related variants, whereas among adult-onset cases HPV-6a variants were more prevalent. The HPV-6vc reference was more transcriptionally active than the HPV-6a reference. Active FOXA1, ELF1 and GATA1 binding sites overlap variable nucleotide positions among isolates and influenced LCR activity. Furthermore, our results support a crucial role for ELF1 on transcriptional downregulation. We identified TFs implicated in the regulation of HPV-6 early gene expression. Many of these factors are mutated in cancer or are putative cancer biomarkers, and must be further studied. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/57889-1 - Institute of Science and Technology to study Diseases Associated with Papillomavirus
Grantee:Luisa Lina Villa
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/00029-0 - Analysis of genetic variability and expression of HPV in laryngeal papillomatosis
Grantee:Caroline Measso Do Bonfim
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate