Human liver specific transcriptional factor TCP10L binds to MAD4.

Journal of biochemistry and molecular biology

PubMedID: 15469726

Jiang DJ, Yu HX, Hexige SY, Guo ZK, Wang X, Ma LJ, Chen Z, Zhao SY, Yu L. Human liver specific transcriptional factor TCP10L binds to MAD4. J Biochem Mol Biol. 2004;37(4):402-7.
A human gene T-complex protein 10 like (TCP10L) was cloned in our lab. A previous study showed that it expressed specifically in the liver and testis. A transcription experiment revealed that TCP10L was a transcription factor with transcription inhibition activity. In this study, the human MAD4 was identified to interact with TCP10L by a yeast two-hybrid screen. This finding was confirmed by immunoprecipitation and subcellular localization experiments. As MAD4 is a member of the MAD family, which antagonizes the functions of MYC and promotes cell differentiation, the biological function of the interaction between TCP10L and MAD4 may be to maintain the differentiation state in liver cells. Also, we propose that the up-regulation of Myc is caused by the down-regulation of TCP10L in human hepatocarcinomas.