PPAR Receptors Expressed from Vectors Containing CMV Promoter Can Enhance Self-Transcription in the Presence of Fatty Acids from CLA-Enriched Egg Yolks—A Novel Method for Studies of PPAR Ligands

Aneta Koronowicz , Adam Master , Paula Banks , Ewelina Piasna-Słupecka , Dominik Domagała , Mariola Drozdowska , Teresa Leszczyńska


PPAR receptors are ligand-dependent transcription factors activated in response to various small lipophilic ligands controlling the expression of different genes involved in cellular differentiation, development, metabolism, and tumorigenesis. Unexpectedly, our previous studies have shown that single plasmid-based expression of PPARs under the control of CMV promoter/enhancer was significantly elevated in the presence of PPAR agonists. Here we show that the PPAR reporters controlled by the CMV promoter/enhancer, that was shown to contain three internal non-canonical PPRE elements, can be used as a fast screening system for more effective PPAR ligands. This model allowed us to confirm our previous results indicating that fatty acids of CLA-enriched egg yolks (EFA-CLAs) are efficient PPAR ligands that can specifically upregulate the expression of PPARα and PPARγ leading to downregulation of MCF-7 cancer cell proliferation. We also show that synthetic cis9,trans11CLA is more effective in transactivation of PPARγ, while trans10,cis12CLA of PPARα receptor indicating the selectivity of the CLA isomers. This report presents a novel, fast, and reliable strategy for simple testing of PPAR ligands using PPAR expressing plasmids containing the CMV promoter/enhancer that can trigger the positive feedback loop of PPAR self-transcription in the presence of PPAR ligands.
Author Aneta Koronowicz (FoFT / Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics)
Aneta Koronowicz,,
- Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
, Adam Master - The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Adam Master,,
, Paula Banks (FoFT / DoHN)
Paula Banks,,
- Department of Human Nutrition
, Ewelina Piasna-Słupecka (FoFT / Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics)
Ewelina Piasna-Słupecka,,
- Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
, Dominik Domagała (FoFT / DoHN)
Dominik Domagała,,
- Department of Human Nutrition
, Mariola Drozdowska (FoFT / Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics)
Mariola Drozdowska,,
- Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
, Teresa Leszczyńska (FoFT / Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics)
Teresa Leszczyńska,,
- Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Journal seriesNutrition and Cancer-An International Journal, [Nutrition and Cancer], ISSN 0163-5581, e-ISSN 1532-7914, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification2701 Medicine (miscellaneous); 2730 Oncology; 2916 Nutrition and Dietetics; 1306 Cancer Research
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01635581.2019.1652332?needAccess=true
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.841; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.029 (2) - 2018=2.456 (5)
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FinansowanieThis work was supported by the Polish National Science Center (grant number 2011/03/B/NZ9/01423) “Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)-induced transcriptional activation of PPAR-an investigation of molecular mechanisms of putative anticancer action of fatty acids of CLA-enriched egg yolks.”
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