Delta-interacting Protein A, a New Inhibitory Partner of CCAAT/Enhancer-binding Protein ß, Implicated in Adipocyte Differentiation
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CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein ß (C/EBPß) is expressed early during the adipocyte differentiation program and plays an important role in this process. In an attempt to identify novel proteins that interact with C/EBPß, we performed a yeast two-hybrid screen with a preadipocyte cDNA library and identified a new co-regulator, delta-interacting protein A (DIPA). DIPA mRNA is expressed during adipocyte differentiation of clonal cell lines. DIPA interacts with C/EBPß and -d proteins in intact cells and inhibits their transcriptional activity but not that of C/EBPa. Stable overexpression of DIPA in preadipocytes partially inhibits adipocyte differentiation, whereas its gene silencing enhances this process. DIPA and C/EBPß co-localize in the nucleus, and overexpression of DIPA in preadipocytes results in a partial inhibition of the mitotic clonal expansion which is critical for differentiation. Thus, DIPA is a novel partner of C/EBPß that down-regulates early events of adipogenesis.
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|