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Title: KSHV LANA and EBV LMP1 induce the expression of UCH-L1 following viral transformation

Ubiquitin C-terminal Hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1) has oncogenic properties and is highly expressed during malignancies. We recently documented that Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection induces uch-l1 expression. Here we show that Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) infection induced UCH-L1 expression, via cooperation of KSHV Latency-Associated Nuclear Antigen (LANA) and RBP-Jκ and activation of the uch-l1 promoter. UCH-L1 expression was also increased in Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL) cells co-infected with KSHV and EBV compared with PEL cells infected only with KSHV, suggesting EBV augments the effect of LANA on uch-l1. EBV latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) is one of the few EBV products expressed in PEL cells. Results showed that LMP1 was sufficient to induce uch-l1 expression, and co-expression of LMP1 and LANA had an additive effect on uch-l1 expression. These results indicate that viral latency products of both human γ-herpesviruses contribute to uch-l1 expression, which may contribute to the progression of lymphoid malignancies. - Highlights: • Infection of endothelial cells with KSHV induced UCH-L1 expression. • KSHV LANA is sufficient for the induction of uch-l1. • Co-infection with KSHV and EBV (observed in some PELs) results in the additive induction of uch-l1. • EBV LMP1 also induced UCH-L1 expression. • LANA- and LMP1-mediatedmore » activation of the uch-l1 promoter is in part through RBP-Jκ.« less
Authors:
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  1. Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22435003
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Virology; Journal Volume: 448; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ADDITIVES; ANTIGENS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DIFFUSION; LYMPHOMAS; MEMBRANE PROTEINS; ONCOGENIC VIRUSES; PROMOTERS; SARCOMAS; TRANSFORMATIONS