E-GEOD-46971 - IkB-like protein NFKBIZ regulates NF-kB signaling and is critical for survival of ABC DLBCL (NFKBIZ inhibition)
Released on 22 July 2013, last updated on 3 June 2014
Constitutive activation of the nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) pathway is a hallmark of the activated B-cell-like (ABC) subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Recurrent mutations of NF-kB regulators that cause constitutive activity of this oncogenic pathway have been identified. However, it remains unclear how specific target genes are regulated. We identified the IkB-like protein NFKBIZ that binds NF-kB subunits and enhances transactivation of some NF-kB target genes while repressing others, to be upregulated in ACB compared to GCB DLBCL primary patient samples (p=5.1 x 10^-37). Knockdown of NFKBIZ by RNA interference was toxic to ABC but not GCB DLBCL cell lines. Gene expression profiling following NFKBIZ knockdown significantly downregulated a large number of NF-kB target genes, suggesting a central role in regulating NF-kB signaling. To further investigate the molecular mechanisms of how NFKBIZ mediates NF-kB signaling in ABC DLBCL, we performed immunoprecipitations and detected an interaction of NFKBIZ with both p50 and p52 NF-kB subunits, indicating that both the canonical and non-canonical NF-kB pathways are regulated by NFKBIZ. Collectively, our data imply that NFKBIZ is required for NF-kB signaling in ABC DLBCL and thus might represent a promising molecular target for future therapies. The complete dataset is comprised of three experiments with the male HBL-1 ABC DLBCL cell line: a) 8 paired GEP measurements after NFKBIZ inhibition by shRNA, b) 6 paired GEP measurements after applying the MLN inhibitor and c) 4 two-color measurements after applying a MALT inhibitor. This dataset includes 8 paired GEP measurements after NFKBIZ inhibition by shRNA.
transcription profiling by array
Michael Grau <email@example.com>, Georg Lenz