Respiratory syncytial virus induces NRF2 degradation through a promyelocytic leukemia protein ‐ ring finger protein 4 dependent pathway

Narayana Komaravelli, Maria Ansar, Roberto Garofalo, Antonella Casola

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Abstract

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most important cause of viral acute respiratory tract infections and hospitalizations in children, for which no vaccine or specific treatments are available. RSV causes airway mucosa inflammation and cellular oxidative damage by triggering production of reactive oxygen species and by inhibiting at the same time expression of antioxidant enzymes, via degradation of the transcription factor NF-E2-related factor 2 (NRF2). RSV infection induces NRF2 deacetylation, ubiquitination, and degradation through a proteasome-dependent pathway. Although degradation via KEAP1 is the most common mechanism, silencing KEAP1 expression did not rescue NRF2 levels during RSV infection. We found that RSV-induced NRF2 degradation occurs in an SUMO-specific E3 ubiquitin ligase - RING finger protein 4 (RNF4)-dependent manner. NRF2 is progressively SUMOylated in RSV infection and either blocking SUMOylation or silencing RNF4 expression rescued both NRF2 nuclear levels and transcriptional activity. RNF4 associates with promyelocytic leukemia – nuclear bodies (PML-NBs). RSV infection induces the expression of PML and PML-NBs formation in an interferon (INF)-dependent manner and also induces NRF2 – PMN-NBs association. Inhibition of PML-NB formation by blocking IFN pathway or silencing PML expression resulted in a significant reduction of RSV-associated NRF2 degradation and increased antioxidant enzyme expression, identifying the RNF4-PML pathway as a key regulator of antioxidant defenses in the course of viral infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)494-504
Number of pages11
JournalFree Radical Biology and Medicine
Volume113
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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NF-E2-Related Factor 2
Respiratory Syncytial Viruses
Viruses
Fingers
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections
Degradation
Proteins
Leukemia
Antioxidants
Sumoylation
Transcription factors
Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases
Promyelocytic Leukemia Protein
Ubiquitination
Virus Diseases
Proteasome Endopeptidase Complex
Enzymes
Respiratory Tract Infections
Interferons
Reactive Oxygen Species

Keywords

  • Antioxidant enzymes
  • KEAP1
  • NRF2
  • PML nuclear bodies
  • Respiratory syncytial virus
  • RNF4
  • SUMOylation
  • Ubiquitination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology (medical)

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