Downstream Genes Regulated by Bcl2l10 RNAi in the Mouse Oocytes

  • Kim, Eun-Ah (Dept. of Biomedical Science, College of Life Science, CHA University, CHA Research Institute, Fertility Center, CHA General Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Kyeoung-Hwa (Dept. of Biomedical Science, College of Life Science, CHA University, CHA Research Institute, Fertility Center, CHA General Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Hyun-Seo (Dept. of Biomedical Science, College of Life Science, CHA University, CHA Research Institute, Fertility Center, CHA General Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Su-Yeon (Dept. of Biomedical Science, College of Life Science, CHA University, CHA Research Institute, Fertility Center, CHA General Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Eun-Young (Dept. of Biomedical Science, College of Life Science, CHA University, CHA Research Institute, Fertility Center, CHA General Hospital) ;
  • Seo, You-Mi (Dept. of Biomedical Science, College of Life Science, CHA University, CHA Research Institute, Fertility Center, CHA General Hospital) ;
  • Bae, Jee-Hyeon (Dept. of Pharmaceuticals, CHA University) ;
  • Lee, Kyung-Ah (Dept. of Biomedical Science, College of Life Science, CHA University, CHA Research Institute, Fertility Center, CHA General Hospital)
  • Received : 2011.02.03
  • Accepted : 2011.03.14
  • Published : 2011.03.31

Abstract

Previously, we have shown that Bcl2l10 as a member of Bcl-2 family, key regulators of the apoptotic process, is dominantly expressed in oocytes of ovary but several member of the Bcl-2 family are not expressed in oocytes. Recent our studies had been processed about roles and regulatory mechanisms of Bcl2l10 in oocytes. Microinjection of Bcl2l10 RNAi into the cytoplasm of germinal vesicle oocytes resulted in metaphase I (MI) arrest and exhibited abnormalities in their spindles and chromosome configurations (Yoon et al., 2009). The present study was conducted to elucidate the downstream genes regulated by Bcl2l10 and signaling networks in Bcl2l10 RNAi microinjected oocytes by using microarray analysis. Surprisingly, we found that a large proportion of genes regulated by Bcl2l10 RNAi were involved in the cell cycle and actin skeletal system regulation as important upstream genes of Bcl2l10. Among the transcripts with highly significant fold changes more than 2-fold, Tpx2 and Cep192 are 16.1- and 8.2-fold down regulated respectively by Bcl2l10 RNAi. Tpx2 and Cep192 are known as cofactors that control Aurora A kinase activity and localization. Therefore, we concluded that Bcl2l10 may have important roles during oocyte meiosis as functional upstream regulator of Tpx2 and Cep192.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Korea Research Foundation

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