siRNA-mediated knockdown of aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator 2 affects hypoxia-inducible factor-1 regulatory signaling and metabolism in human breast cancer cells


AbstractRecent human studies found that the mRNA expression level of aryl-hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator 2 (ARNT2) was positively associated with the prognosis of breast cancer. In this study, we used small interfering RNA techniques to knockdown ARNT2 expression in MCF7 human breast cancer cells, and found that an almost 40% downregulation of ARNT2 mRNA expression increased the expression of sensitive to apoptosis gene (3.36-fold), and decreased the expression of von Hippel-Lindau (0.27-fold) and matrix metalloproteinase-1 (0.35-fold). The metabolite analysis revealed the contents of glucose, glycine, betaine, phosphocholine, pyruvate and lactate involved in the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1-dependent glycolytic pathway were significantly lower in cells treated with siARNT2. Our results suggested that ARNT2 might play an important role in the modulation of HIF-1-regulated signaling and metabolism

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