E-GEOD-40270 - Differential gene expression by NKX2-1 suppression in NCI-H2009 cells
Released on 15 April 2013, last updated on 22 April 2013
The NKX2-1 transcription factor, a regulator of normal lung development, is the most significantly amplified gene in human lung adenocarcinoma. To better understand how genomic alterations of NKX2-1 drive tumorigenesis, we generated an expression signature associated with NKX2-1 amplification in human lung adenocarcinoma, and analyzed DNA binding sites of NKX2-1 by genome-wide chromatin immunoprecipitation from NKX2-1-amplified human lung adenocarcinoma cell lines. Combining these expression and cistromic analyses identified LMO3, itself encoding a transcription regulator, as a candidate direct transcriptional target of NKX2-1, in addition to consensus binding motifs including a nuclear hormone receptor signature and a Forkhead box motif in NKX2-1-bound sequences. RNA interference analysis of NKX2-1-amplified cells compared to non-amplified cells demonstrated that LMO3 mediates cell proliferation downstream of NKX2-1; cistromic analysis that NKX2-1 may cooperate with FOXA1. Our findings provide new insight into the transcriptional regulatory network of NKX2-1 and suggest that LMO3 is a transducer of lineage specific cell survival of NKX2-1-amplified lung adenocarcinomas. NCI-H2009 cells with stable expression of either pLKO-Tet-Op-shGFP (n=4) or pLKO-Tet-Op-shNKX2-1 (pooled population; n=3 and a clone; n=3) were treated with 50ng/ml of doxycyline for 48 hours. Total RNA was extracted, gene expression profiling was performed and differential gene expression between shGFP and shNKX2-1 was analyzed to determine the effects by suppression of NKX2-1 in NCI-H2009 cells.
transcription profiling by array
Integrated cistromic and expression analysis of amplified NKX2-1 in lung adenocarcinoma identifies LMO3 as a functional transcriptional target. Watanabe H, Francis JM, Woo MS, Etemad B, Lin W, Fries DF, Peng S, Snyder EL, Tata PR, Izzo F, Schinzel AC, Cho J, Hammerman PS, Verhaak RG, Hahn WC, Rajagopal J, Jacks T, Meyerson M. , Europe PMC 23322301