Suppression of COUP-TFII upregulates angiogenin and promotes angiogenesis in endometriosis

Jhao Lin Fu, Kuei Yang Hsiao, Hsiu Chi Lee, Wan Ning Li, Ning Chang, Meng Hsing Wu, Shaw Jenq Tsai

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Study Question: How does hypoxia-mediated downregulation of chicken ovalbumin upstream promoter-transcription factor II (COUP-TFII) promote angiogenesis in endometriosis? Summary Answer: Suppression of COUP-TFII by hypoxia stimulates angiogenesis through induction of angiogenin (ANG). What is Known Already: The level of COUP-TFII is downregulated in endometriotic tissues, and downregulation of COUP-TFII contributes to the development of endometriosis. Study Design, Size, Duration: Twenty-seven patients of reproductive age with endometriosis were recruited in this study. Eutopic endometrial and ectopic endometriotic stromal cells were isolated, cultured and subjected to various treatments. Participants/Materials, Setting, Methods: Microarray hybridization, quantitative RT-PCR, and Western blot were used to detect gene expression in normal and endometriotic samples. A luciferase reporter assay and chromatin immunoprecipitation in normoxiaor hypoxia-treated primary cultures of human endometrial stromal cells were performed. Tube formation analysis was performed using primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Main Results and the Role of Chance: Protein level of COUP-TFII was downregulated by hypoxia (P > 0.05, normoxia versus hypoxia). Loss of COUP-TFII increased the angiogenic capacity of endometrial stromal cells (P > 0.05, COUP-TFII knockdown versus knockdown control). A novel COUP-TFII target gene, ANG, was identified through microarray analysis. Chromatin immunoprecipitation and promoter activity assays demonstrated that the ANG promoter was bound and suppressed by COUP-TFII (P > 0.05, COUP-TFII overexpression versus empty vector). The levels of ANG mRNA and protein were elevated in ectopic endometriotic stromal cells and negatively correlated with COUP-TFII (P > 0.05, endometrial versus endometriotic tissues/stromal cells). Both knockdown and forced-expression of COUP-TFII further demonstrated that ANG expression and ANG-mediated angiogenic activity were negatively regulated by COUP-TFII (P > 0.05, COUP-TFII knockdown versus knockdown control, and COUP-TFII overexpression versus empty vector). Limitations, Reasons for Caution: This study was conducted in primary human endometrial stromal cell cultures and HUVECs, therefore, may not fully reflect the situation in vivo. Large Scale Data: The raw data were submitted to Gene Expression Omnibus (GSE107469). Wider Implications of the Findings: This is the first study to highlight that the aberrant expression of ANG in endometriotic lesions is mediated by hypoxia-suppressed COUP-TFII expression, which reveals an as yet unidentified molecular pathogenesis of endometriosis. Study Funding/Competing Interest(S): This work was supported by research grants (MOST 105-2314-B-006-059-MY3 to M.H.W. and MOST 104-2320-B-006-036-MY3 to S.J.T.) from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)1517-1527
頁數11
期刊Human Reproduction
33
發行號8
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2018 一月 1

指紋

COUP Transcription Factor II
Endometriosis
Up-Regulation
Stromal Cells
Down-Regulation
angiogenin
Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Fu, Jhao Lin ; Hsiao, Kuei Yang ; Lee, Hsiu Chi ; Li, Wan Ning ; Chang, Ning ; Wu, Meng Hsing ; Tsai, Shaw Jenq. / Suppression of COUP-TFII upregulates angiogenin and promotes angiogenesis in endometriosis. 於: Human Reproduction. 2018 ; 卷 33, 編號 8. 頁 1517-1527.
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Suppression of COUP-TFII upregulates angiogenin and promotes angiogenesis in endometriosis. / Fu, Jhao Lin; Hsiao, Kuei Yang; Lee, Hsiu Chi; Li, Wan Ning; Chang, Ning; Wu, Meng Hsing; Tsai, Shaw Jenq.

於: Human Reproduction, 卷 33, 編號 8, 01.01.2018, p. 1517-1527.

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