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Induction of FPN1 transcription by MTF-1 reveals a role for ferroportin in transition metal efflux.

Abstract : Ferroportin (Fpn) is the only known iron exporter in vertebrate cells and plays a critical role in iron homeostasis regulating cytosolic iron levels and exporting iron to plasma. Ferroportin1 (FPN1) expression can be transcriptionally regulated by iron as well as other transition metals. Fpn can also be posttranslationally regulated by hepcidin-mediated internalization and degradation. We demonstrate that zinc and cadmium induce FPN1 transcription through the action of Metal Transcription Factor-1 (MTF-1). These transition metals induce MTF-1 translocation into the nucleus. Zinc leads to MTF-1 binding to the FPN1 promoter, while iron does not. Silencing of MTF-1 reduces FPN1 transcription in response to zinc but not in response to iron. The mouse FPN1 promoter contains 2 MTF-1 binding sites and mutation of those sites affects the zinc and cadmium-dependent expression of a FPN1 promoter reporter construct. We demonstrate that Fpn can transport zinc and can protect zinc sensitive cells from high zinc toxicity.
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Marie-Berengere Troadec, Diane Mcvey Ward, Eric Lo, Jerry Kaplan, Ivana de Domenico. Induction of FPN1 transcription by MTF-1 reveals a role for ferroportin in transition metal efflux.. Blood, American Society of Hematology, 2010, 116 (22), pp.4657-64. ⟨10.1182/blood-2010-04-278614⟩. ⟨hal-01120684⟩

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