The Transcriptional Repressor CC2D1A/Freud-1 Interacts with the Chromatin Remodeling Protein Brg1

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Title: The Transcriptional Repressor CC2D1A/Freud-1 Interacts with the Chromatin Remodeling Protein Brg1
Authors: Mirédin, Kim
Date: 2012
Abstract: The serotonin-1A (5-HT1A) receptor plays an important role in the regulation of the serotonin (5-HT) system as an autoreceptor on 5-HT neurons. The transcription factor CC2D1A/Freud-1 is a potent repressor of the 5-HT1A promoter in neuronal but not in non-neuronal cells. The clinical relevance of Freud-1 is evident in a naturally occurring mutation, resulting in a truncated form of Freud-1 lacking its C-terminal half, that is associated with non syndromic mental retardation in humans. Thus, it is of interest to clarify the structure and function of Freud-1. As Freud-1 was shown to interact with the transcriptional regulator Brg1 at the 5-HT1A promoter, identification of the structural domains mediating the Brg1/Freud-1 interaction is required to assess the role of Brg1 in Freud-1 repression. In this study, I used pull-down assays with recombinant proteins, co-immunoprecipitation studies and immunofluorescent staining with confocal microscopy to show that Freud-1 interacts directly with the C-terminus of Brg1 and that the C-terminal domain of Freud-1 is required for this interaction.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/23148
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5912
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