Several oncogenic proteins are known to influence cellular glycosylation. In particular, transfection of codon 12 point mutated H-Ras increases CMP-Neu5Ac: Galbeta1,4GlcNAc alpha2,6-sialyltransferase I (ST6Gal I) activity in rodent fibroblasts. Given that Ras mediates its effects through at least three secondary effector pathways (Raf, RalGEFs and PI3K) and that transcriptional control of mouse ST6Gal I is achieved by the selective use of multiple promoters, we attempted to identify which of these parameters are involved in linking the Ras signal to ST6Gal I gene transcription in mouse fibroblasts. Transformation by human K-Ras or H-Ras (S12 and V12 point mutations, respectively) results in a 10-fold increase in ST6Gal I mRNA, but no alteration in the expression of related sialyltransferases. Using an inducible H-Ras(V12) expression system, a direct causal link between activated H-Ras expression and elevated ST6Gal I mRNA was demonstrated. The accumulation of the ST6Gal I transcript in response to activated Ras was accompanied by an increase of alpha2,6-sialyltransferase activity and of Neu5Acalpha2,6Gal at the cell surface. Results obtained with H-Ras(V12) partial loss of function mutants H-Ras(V12S35) (Raf signal only), H-Ras(V12C40) (PI3-kinase signal only) and H-Ras(V12G37) (RalGEFs signal only) suggest that the H-Ras induction of the mouse ST6Gal I gene (Siat1) transcription is primarily routed through RalGEFs. 5'-Rapid amplification of cDNA ends analysis demonstrated that the increase in ST6Gal I mRNA upon H-Ras(V12) or K-Ras(S12) transfection is mediated by the Siat1 housekeeping promoter P3-associated 5' untranslated exons

Ras oncogene induces beta-galactoside alpha2,6-sialyltransferase (ST6Gal I) via a RalGEF mediated signal to its housekeeping promoter.

DALL'OLIO, FABIO;
2004

Abstract

Several oncogenic proteins are known to influence cellular glycosylation. In particular, transfection of codon 12 point mutated H-Ras increases CMP-Neu5Ac: Galbeta1,4GlcNAc alpha2,6-sialyltransferase I (ST6Gal I) activity in rodent fibroblasts. Given that Ras mediates its effects through at least three secondary effector pathways (Raf, RalGEFs and PI3K) and that transcriptional control of mouse ST6Gal I is achieved by the selective use of multiple promoters, we attempted to identify which of these parameters are involved in linking the Ras signal to ST6Gal I gene transcription in mouse fibroblasts. Transformation by human K-Ras or H-Ras (S12 and V12 point mutations, respectively) results in a 10-fold increase in ST6Gal I mRNA, but no alteration in the expression of related sialyltransferases. Using an inducible H-Ras(V12) expression system, a direct causal link between activated H-Ras expression and elevated ST6Gal I mRNA was demonstrated. The accumulation of the ST6Gal I transcript in response to activated Ras was accompanied by an increase of alpha2,6-sialyltransferase activity and of Neu5Acalpha2,6Gal at the cell surface. Results obtained with H-Ras(V12) partial loss of function mutants H-Ras(V12S35) (Raf signal only), H-Ras(V12C40) (PI3-kinase signal only) and H-Ras(V12G37) (RalGEFs signal only) suggest that the H-Ras induction of the mouse ST6Gal I gene (Siat1) transcription is primarily routed through RalGEFs. 5'-Rapid amplification of cDNA ends analysis demonstrated that the increase in ST6Gal I mRNA upon H-Ras(V12) or K-Ras(S12) transfection is mediated by the Siat1 housekeeping promoter P3-associated 5' untranslated exons
M. Dalziel; F. Dall'Olio; A. Mungul; V. Piller; F. Piller
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