University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

UMMS Affiliation

Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology; Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Publication Date

2021-02-18

Document Type

Article Preprint

Disciplines

Bioinformatics | Cancer Biology | Molecular Biology

Abstract

The YAP and TAZ paralogues are transcriptional co-activators recruited to target sites, primarily by TEAD proteins. Here, we show that YAP and TAZ are also recruited by JUNB and STAT3, key factors that mediate an epigenetic switch linking inflammation to cellular transformation. YAP and TAZ directly interact with JUNB and STAT3 via a WW domain important for transformation, co-occupy many target sites in vivo via AP-1 and (to a lesser extent) STAT3 sequence motifs, and stimulate transcriptional activation by AP-1 proteins. A few target sites are YAP- or TAZ-specific, and they are associated with different sequence motifs and gene classes. YAP/TAZ, JUNB, and STAT3 directly regulate a common set of target genes that overlap, but are distinct from, those regulated by YAP/TAZ and TEADs. The set of genes regulated by YAP/TAZ, STAT3, and JUNB is associated with poor survival in breast cancer patients with the triple-negative form of the disease.

Keywords

Molecular Biology, YAP/TAZ, TEADs, STAT3, JUNB

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DOI of Published Version

10.1101/2021.02.18.431832

Source

bioRxiv 2021.02.18.431832; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.02.18.431832. Link to preprint on bioRxiv.

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