Modulation of estrogen receptor-alpha transcriptional activity by the coactivator PGC-1.

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A transcriptional coactivator of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma), PPARgamma-coactivator-1(PGC-1) interacts in a constitutive manner with the hinge domain of PPARgamma and enhances its transcriptional activity. In this study we demonstrate that PGC-1 is a coactivator of estrogen receptor-alpha (ERalpha)-dependent transcriptional activity. However the mechanism by which PGC-1 interacts with ERalpha is different from that of PPARgamma. Specifically, it was determined that the carboxyl terminus of PGC-1 interacts in a ligand-independent manner with the ERalpha hinge domain. In addition, an LXXLL motif within the amino terminus of PGC-1 was shown to interact in an agonist-dependent manner with the AF2 domain within the carboxyl terminus of ERalpha. The ability of PGC-1 to associate with and potentiate the transcriptional activity of an ERalpha-AF2 mutant that is unable to interact with the p160 class of coactivators suggests that this coactivator may have a unique role in estrogen signaling. It is concluded from these studies that PGC-1 is a bona fide ERalpha coactivator, which may serve as a convergence point between PPARgamma and ERalpha signaling.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tcherepanova, I; Puigserver, P; Norris, JD; Spiegelman, BM; McDonnell, DP

Published Date

  • May 26, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 275 / 21

Start / End Page

  • 16302 - 16308

PubMed ID

  • 10748020

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9258

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1074/jbc.M001364200


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States