Gene Summary

Gene:CLP1; cleavage and polyadenylation factor I subunit 1
Aliases: HEAB, hClp1
Summary:This gene encodes a member of the Clp1 family. The encoded protein is a multifunctional kinase which is a component of the tRNA splicing endonuclease complex and a component of the pre-mRNA cleavage complex II. This protein is implicated in tRNA, mRNA, and siRNA maturation. Mutations in this gene are associated with pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 10 (PCH10). Alternatively splice transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2014]
Databases:OMIM, HGNC, Ensembl, GeneCard, Gene
Protein:polyribonucleotide 5'-hydroxyl-kinase Clp1
Source:NCBIAccessed: 31 August, 2019

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Latest Publications: CLP1 (cancer-related)

Dong Z, Dang Y, Chen Y
Small double-stranded RNA mediates the anti-cancer effects of p21WAF1/ClP1 transcriptional activation in a human glioma cell line.
Yonsei Med J. 2014; 55(2):324-30 [PubMed] Free Access to Full Article Related Publications
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to investigate the small double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) mediated anti-tumor effects of p21WAF1/ClP1 (p21) transcriptional activation in vitro in the human glioma SHG-44 cell line.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human glioma SHG-44 cells were transfected with dsRNA using LipofectAMINE 2000 transfection reagent. Real-time PCR and Western blot analysis were conducted to detect p21 and survivin mRNA and protein levels, respectively. Cell proliferation was examined by MTT assay. Cell cycle distribution and apoptosis were detected by flow-cytometric analysis.
RESULTS: We found that dsRNA targeting p21 promoter (dsP21) significantly induced the expression of p21 at transcription and protein levels, and reduced the expression of survivin. AS well, dsP21 transcription significantly inhibited human glioma SHG-44 cell proliferation. Analysis of cell cycle distribution revealed that dsP21 transfection increased accumulation of cells in the G0/G1 phase and reduced accumulation of cells in the S phase. Further analysis revealed that dsP21 transcription led to an increase in both early and late stages of apoptosis in human glioma SHG-44 cells.
CONCLUSION: In the present study, P21 activation by RNA-induced gene activation (RNAa) induced anti-tumor activity in vitro in a human glioma SHG-44 cell line. The results suggested that RNAa could be used for human glioma treatment by targeted activation of tumor suppressor genes.

Tanabe S, Bohlander SK, Vignon CV, et al.
AF10 is split by MLL and HEAB, a human homolog to a putative Caenorhabditis elegans ATP/GTP-binding protein in an invins(10;11)(p12;q23q12).
Blood. 1996; 88(9):3535-45 [PubMed] Related Publications
Invins(10;11)(p12;q23q12) is one of the rare but recurring chromosome rearrangements seen in acute monoblastic leukemia. We cloned the proximal 10p breakpoint from one patient and showed that the MLL gene at 11q23 was fused to the 3' portion of AF10 at 10p12. In addition, we cloned the telomeric 10p junction and we found that the 5' portion of AF10 was juxtaposed to a previously unidentified gene at 11q12, which we call HEAB (a human homolog to a hypothetical Caenorhabditis elegans ATP/GTP-binding protein). These results indicate that the AF10 gene is split into a 5' AF10 and a 3' AF10 portion by the 11q23q12 chromosome segment and that both breakpoint junctions result in fusion transcripts of 5' AF10/HEAB and MLL/3' AF10. Only the MLL/3' AF10 fusion mRNA results in an in-frame fusion. Northern blot analysis of HEAB expression shows that a 2.0-kb major transcript is expressed ubiquitously in human tissues and is especially abundant in testis and skeletal muscle, whereas a 3.2-kb minor transcript is noted with the highest level of expression in thymus and peripheral blood leukocytes. The HEAB gene encodes a 425-amino acid protein that is rich in valine and leucine. HEAB protein shows high homology in its entire amino acid sequence to a putative C elegans protein and contains an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)/guanosine triphosphate (GTP)-binding motif that has homology to the ATP-binding transporter superfamily or to GTP-binding proteins. Our results could explain the high frequency of complex insertion and other rearrangement events that involve 10p12 and 11q12 and 11q23. The finding that different portions of a single gene are involved in fusions with two independent genes in the same leukemic cell is unique in the analysis of chromosome translocations.

Guillou L, Estreicher A, Chaubert P, et al.
Germ cell tumors of the testis overexpress wild-type p53.
Am J Pathol. 1996; 149(4):1221-8 [PubMed] Free Access to Full Article Related Publications
Several recent studies have suggested that testicular germ cell tumors express high levels of wild-type p53 protein. To clarify and confirm this unexpected result, we have investigated seminomatous and nonseminomatous germ cell tumors at the genomic, mRNA, and protein levels. Thirty-five tumors were examined for p53 overexpression using antibodies directed against the p53 (PAb1801, PAb240, and CM1), mdm2 (IF2), and p21Waf1/Clp1 (EA10) proteins. Thirty-two tumors were screened for p53 mutations by single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis. Eighteen tumors were screened with a functional assay that tests the transcriptional competence of human p53 protein expressed in yeast. On frozen sections, 100, 65, 35, 73, and 0% of tumors reacted with the CM1, PAb240, PAb1801, IF2, and EA10 antibodies, respectively. No p53 mutations were detected by single-strand conformation polymorphism or by functional assay. The fact that many tumors overexpress wild-type p53 but not mdm2 rules out mdm2 overexpression as a general explanation for the presence of wild-type p53 in these tumors. The absence of p21 overexpression suggests that p53 may be unable to activate transcription of critical target genes, which may explain why the presence of wild-type p53 is tolerated in this tumor type, although the mechanism for this transcriptional inactivity remains to be established.

Butz K, Shahabeddin L, Geisen C, et al.
Functional p53 protein in human papillomavirus-positive cancer cells.
Oncogene. 1995; 10(5):927-36 [PubMed] Related Publications
There is accumulating evidence that the p53 protein contributes to tumor suppression by stimulating the transcription of specific cellular genes, such as the cell cycle control gene WAF1/ClP1. p53-mediated transcriptional activation is inhibited in cotransfection assays by overexpressed E6 protein from cancer-associated human papillomavirus (HPV) types, pointing at a possible molecular mechanism by which these viruses contribute to malignant cell transformation. Here we analysed the transcriptional transactivation function of endogenous p53 protein in a series of cervical cancer cell lines, which express the E6 gene from integrated viral sequences. Transient and stable transfection analyses employing p53-responsive reporter constructs indicated that HPV-positive cervical cancer cells contained transactivating p53 protein. Treatment of HPV-positive cells with genotoxic agents, such as mitomycin C, cisplatin, or u.v. irradiation, resulted in an increase of nuclear p53 protein levels and enhanced binding of p53 to a p53-recognition site. These effects were accompanied by an increase of WAF1/ClP1 mRNA levels. In several HPV-positive cell lines, these molecular events were linked to a cell cycle arrest in G1. In contrast, cancer cells containing mutant p53 genes did not contain transactivating endogenous p53 protein and lacked the p53-mediated response to DNA damaging agents. These results indicate that the tumorigenic phenotype of HPV-positive cancer cell lines does not necessarily correlate with a lack of basal or DNA damage induced p53 activities and that therefore the presence of high risk HPV sequences is not functionally equivalent to the loss of p53 function through somatic mutations of the p53 gene.

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