E-GEOD-2963 - Genetic Analysis of Pathways Regulated by the von Hippel-Lindau Tumor Suppressor in Caenorhabditis elegans

Status
Submitted on 18 July 2005, released on 20 July 2005, last updated on 27 March 2012
Organism
Caenorhabditis elegans
Samples (8)
Arrays (2)
Protocols (2)
Description
The von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor functions as a ubiquitin ligase that mediates proteolytic inactivation of hydroxylated a subunits of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). Although studies of VHL defective renal carcinoma cells suggest the existence of other VHL tumor suppressor pathways, dysregulation of the HIF transcriptional cascade has extensive effects that make it difficult to distinguish whether, and to what extent, observed abnormalities in these cells represent effects on pathways that are distinct from HIF. Here, we report on a genetic analysis of HIF dependent and independent effects of VHL inactivation by studying gene expression patterns in C. elegans. We show tight conservation of the HIF-1/VHL-1/EGL-9 hydroxylase pathway. However, persisting differential gene expression in hif-1 versus hif-1; vhl-1 double mutant worms clearly distinguished HIF-1 independent effects of VHL-1 inactivation. Genomic clustering, predicted functional similarities, and a common pattern of dysregulation in both vhl-1 worms and a set of mutants (dpy-18, let-268, gon-1, mig-17 and unc-6), with different defects in extracellular matrix formation, suggest that dysregulation of these genes reflects a discrete HIF-1 independent function of VHL-1 that is connected with extracellular matrix function. Set of arrays organized by shared biological context, such as organism, tumors types, processes, etc. Bishop T, Lau KW, Epstein AC, Kim SK, Jiang M, O'rourke D, Pugh CW, Gleadle JM, Taylor MS, Hodgkin J, Ratcliffe PJ, Genetic Analysis of Pathways Regulated by the von Hippel-Lindau Tumor Suppressor in Caenorhabditis elegans., Bishop T, et al. (2004) PLoS Biol 2(10):e289, 2004-10-01, http://biology.plosjournals.org/plosonline/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pbio.0020289 Computed
Experiment type
unknown experiment type 
Contacts
Citation
Genetic analysis of pathways regulated by the von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor in Caenorhabditis elegans. Bishop T, Lau KW, Epstein AC, Kim SK, Jiang M, O'Rourke D, Pugh CW, Gleadle JM, Taylor MS, Hodgkin J, Ratcliffe PJ.
MIAME
PlatformsProtocolsVariablesProcessedRaw
Files
Investigation descriptionE-GEOD-2963.idf.txt
Sample and data relationshipE-GEOD-2963.sdrf.txt
Processed data (1)E-GEOD-2963.processed.1.zip
Array designsA-GEOD-2646.adf.txt, A-GEOD-2647.adf.txt
Links