E-GEOD-10146 - A systems approach to delineate functions of YAP family members

Submitted on 11 January 2008, released on 3 February 2008, last updated on 1 May 2014
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
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Duplication of genes encoding transcription factors plays an essential role in driving phenotypic variation. Because regulation can occur at multiple levels, it is often difficult to discern how each duplicated factor achieves its regulatory specificity. In these cases, a systems approach may distinguish the role of each factor by integrating complementary large-scale measurements of the regulatory network. To explore such an approach, we integrate growth phenotypes, promoter binding profiles, and gene expression patterns to model the DNA damage response network controlled by the Yeast-specific AP-1 (YAP) family of transcription factors. This analysis reveals that YAP regulatory specificity is achieved by at least three mechanisms: (a) Divergence of DNA-binding sequences into two subfamilies; (b) Condition-specific combinatorial regulation by multiple Yap factors; and (c) Interactions of Yap 1, 4, and 6 with chromatin remodeling proteins. Additional microarray experiments establish that Yap4 and 6 regulate gene expression through interactions with the histone deacetylase, Hda1. The data further highlight differences among Yap paralogs in terms of their regulatory mode of action (activation vs. repression). This study suggests how other large TF families might be disentangled in the future. Keywords: gene expression microarray and ChIP-chip Gene expression of wild type and single YAP deletion (YAP1/2/4/5/6) strains were profiled in media supplemented with either MMS or CDDP at two different concentrations. ChIP-chip of five YAPs (YAP1/2/4/6/6) were done in duplicate in both drug-treated (MMS or CDDP) or untreated (SC media) conditions.
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Kai Tan, Colin Luo, Hoda Feizi, Stephanie Fan, Timothy Ravasi, Trey Ideker