Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 64 Number 4


Regulation of p16 gene expression by histone H3 acetylation in canine lymphoid tumor cell lines

Fujiwara-Igarashi, Aki;Tomiyasu, Hirotaka;Igarashi, Hirotaka;Yu, Yoshihiko;Goto-Koshino, Yuko;Ohno, Koichi;Tsujimoto, Hajime

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/63761
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.64.4.257
KEYWORDS : canine lymphoid tumor;histone H3 acetylation;p16


In order to investigate whether suppression of the p16 gene is mediated by histone H3 acetylation in 4 canine lymphoid tumor cell lines, the gene’s acetylation status was examined. In 2 canine lymphoid tumor cell lines with low p16 mRNA expression (GL-1 and UL-1), the acetylation level was lower than that in CL-1 cells with high p16 mRNA expression. The expression of the p16 gene in these 2 cell lines was markedly restored after culture in the presence of a histone deacetylase inhibitors trichostatin A, indicating that p16 was inactivated by hypoacetylation. Findings obtained this study will add new insights and lead to the better understanding of the disease pathogenesis and future development of epigenetic therapeutic strategies.