alexa Hepatitis B virus pre-S2 mutant upregulates cyclin A expression and induces nodular proliferation of hepatocytes.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

Author(s): Wang HC, Chang WT, Chang WW, Wu HC, Huang W,

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Abstract Naturally occurring mutants with a deletion in the pre-S2 region of the large surface protein (Delta S2-LHBs) are prevalent in serum and livers of patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection associated with cirrhosis. The Delta S2-LHBs protein is retained in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and may induce ER stress. One interesting observation is the consistently clustered distribution of hepatocytes expressing Delta S2-LHBs. In this study, complementary DNA microarray analysis identified cyclin A and several groups of genes as being significantly upregulated by Delta S2-LHBs in the HuH-7 cell line. This observation was confirmed in liver tissues. The induction of cyclin A expression may occur via the specific transactivator function of Delta S2-LHBs independent of ER stress. In the presence of Delta S2-LHBs, hepatocytes sustained cyclin A expression and cell cycle progression under ER stress and displayed increased BrdU incorporation with multinuclear formation. Furthermore, Delta S2-LHBs could enhance anchorage-independent cell growth in a nontransformed human hepatocyte line and induced nodular proliferation of hepatocytes in transgenic mice. In conclusion, these in vitro and in vivo data support a role for Delta S2-LHBs in the hepatocyte hyperplasia and a likely role in the process of HBV-related tumorigenesis. This article was published in Hepatology and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy

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