Menin, a gene product of multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN1), is known to act as a tumor suppressor to repress JunD transcription factor. However, the mechanism by which Menin represses JunD transcriptional activity was still unclear. In this study, we found that Menin is a corepressor against JunD transcriptional activity via recruitment of histone deacetylases in an mSin3A-dependent manner. The amino acid search revealed that central domain of Menin includes a α-helical mSin3-interacting domain [SID (371-387)]. The SID mutation of Menin (L381P/A385P) abolished the interaction between mSin3A and paired amphipathic helix 2 domain of Menin and reduced its ability to repress JunD transcriptional activity, implicating that SID of Menin is important for recruiting an mSin3A-histone deacetylase complex to repress JunD transcriptional activity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research