Histone demethylase Jumonji AT-rich Interactive Domain 1B (JARID1B) controls mammary gland development by regulating key developmental and lineage specification genes

Mike Ran Zou, Jian Cao, Zongzhi Liu, Sung Jin Huh, Kornelia Polyak, Qin Yan

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Abstract

The JmjC domain-containing H3K4 histone demethylase jumonji AT-rich interactive domain 1B (JARID1B) (also known as KDM5B and PLU1) is overexpressed in breast cancer and is a potential target for breast cancer treatment. To investigate the in vivo function of JARID1B, we developed Jarid1b-/- mice and characterized their phenotypes in detail. Unlike previously reported Jarid1b-/- strains, the majority of these Jarid1b-/- mice were viable beyond embryonic and neonatal stages. This allowed us to further examine phenotypes associated with the loss of JARID1B in pubertal development and pregnancy. These Jarid1b-/- mice exhibited decreased body weight, premature mortality, decreased female fertility, and delayed mammary gland development. Related to these phenotypes, JARID1B loss decreased serum estrogen level and reduced mammary epithelial cell proliferation in early puberty. In mammary epithelial cells, JARID1B loss diminished the expression of key regulators for mammary morphogenesis and luminal lineage specification, including FOXA1 and estrogen receptor α. Mechanistically, JARID1B was required for GATA3 recruitment to the Foxa1 promoter to activate Foxa1 expression. These results indicate that JARID1B positively regulates mammary ductal development through both extrinsic and cell-autonomous mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17620-17633
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume289
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 20 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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