Atrial Identity Is Determined by a COUP-TFII Regulatory Network

San pin Wu, Chiang Min Cheng, Rainer B. Lanz, Tiannan Wang, Jonathan L. Respress, Sameer Ather, Wen Chen, Shaw-Jenq Tsai, Xander H.T. Wehrens, Ming Jer Tsai, Sophia Y. Tsai

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Atria and ventricles exhibit distinct molecular profiles that produce structural and functional differences between the two cardiac compartments. However, the factors that determine these differences remain largely undefined. Cardiomyocyte-specific COUP-TFII ablation produces ventricularized atria that exhibit ventricle-like action potentials, increased cardiomyocyte size, and development of extensive T tubules. Changes in atrial characteristics are accompanied by alterations of 2,584 genes, of which 81% were differentially expressed between atria and ventricles, suggesting that a major function of myocardial COUP-TFII is to determine atrial identity. Chromatin immunoprecipitation assays using E13.5 atria identified classic atrial-ventricular identity genes Tbx5, Hey2, Irx4, MLC2v, MLC2a, and MLC1a, among many other cardiac genes, as potential COUP-TFII direct targets. Collectively, our results reveal that COUP-TFII confers atrial identity through direct binding and by modulating expression of a broad spectrum of genes that have an impact on atrial development and function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-426
Number of pages10
JournalDevelopmental Cell
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 28

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Cardiac Myocytes
Atrial Function
Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
Ablation
Action Potentials
Chromatin
Assays

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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Wu, S. P., Cheng, C. M., Lanz, R. B., Wang, T., Respress, J. L., Ather, S., ... Tsai, S. Y. (2013). Atrial Identity Is Determined by a COUP-TFII Regulatory Network. Developmental Cell, 25(4), 417-426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2013.04.017
Wu, San pin ; Cheng, Chiang Min ; Lanz, Rainer B. ; Wang, Tiannan ; Respress, Jonathan L. ; Ather, Sameer ; Chen, Wen ; Tsai, Shaw-Jenq ; Wehrens, Xander H.T. ; Tsai, Ming Jer ; Tsai, Sophia Y. / Atrial Identity Is Determined by a COUP-TFII Regulatory Network. In: Developmental Cell. 2013 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 417-426.
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Wu SP, Cheng CM, Lanz RB, Wang T, Respress JL, Ather S et al. Atrial Identity Is Determined by a COUP-TFII Regulatory Network. Developmental Cell. 2013 May 28;25(4):417-426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2013.04.017