Ero1-L, an ischemia-inducible gene from rat brain with homology to global ischemia-induced gene 11 (Giig11), is localized to neuronal dendrites by a dispersed identifier (ID) element-dependent mechanism

Dexi Chen, Kunlin Jin, Kenji Kawaguchi, Masaki Nakayama, Xiaoman Zhou, Zhigang Xiong, An Zhou, Xiao Ou Mao, David A. Greenberg, Steven H. Graham, Roger P. Simon

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Abstract

Many changes in neuronal gene expression occur in response to ischemia, and these may play a role in determining the fate of ischemic neurons. To identify genes induced in the rat brain following cerebral ischemia, a strategy was used that combines subtractive hybridization and differential screening. Among the genes identified was one referred to as global ischemia-inducible gene 11 (Giig11). Sequence analysis indicated that Giig11 exhibited 97% and 91% identity to the known Ero1-L (S. cereviseae ero1-like oxidoreductase) of mouse and human origin, which is involved in oxidative endoplasmic reticulum protein folding. Rat Ero1-L/Giig11 also contains a 107-bp sequence that is nearly identical (> 95%) to the known dispersed repetitive identifier (ID), but which is lacking in mouse and human Ero1-L. Northern blotting showed that expression of the ID element and Ero1-L/Giig11 mRNA increased after global cerebral ischemia. In situ hybridization demonstrated increased expression of Ero1-L/Giig11 in the brain following ischemic injury, with the highest levels in the vulnerable hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons. Transfection of cultured primary hippocampal neurons with a plasmid containing green fluorescent protein (gfp) and Ero1-L/Giig11 cDNA (with and without the ID element) produced a gfp-Ero1-L/Giig11 fusion protein, and more fusion protein was localized into dendrites in the presence of the ID element, suggesting that the ID element promotes Ero1-L/Giig11 protein localization to dendrites. Therefore, Ero-1L/Giig11 may have a role in ischemia-induced neuronal repair or survival mechanisms directed at counteracting abnormalities in protein folding, maturation and distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-679
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Neurochemistry
Volume85
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Differential screen
  • Gene expression
  • Identifier
  • Ischemia
  • Subtractive hybridization

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