Histone H4 is cleaved by granzyme A during staurosporine-induced cell death in B-lymphoid Raji cells

Phil Young Lee, Byoung Chul Park, Seung Wook Chi, Kwang Hee Bae, Sunhong Kim, Sayeon Cho, Seongman Kang, Jeong Hoon Kim, Sung Goo Park

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Abstract

Granzyme A (GzmA) was first identified as a cytotoxic T lymphocyte protease protein with limited tissue expression. A number of cellular proteins are known to be cleaved by GzmA, and its function is to induce apoptosis. Histones H1, H2B, and H3 were identified as GzmA substrates during apoptotic cell death. Here, we demonstrated that histone H4 was cleaved by GzmA during staurosporine-induced cell death; however, in the presence of caspase inhibitors, staurosporine-treated Raji cells underwent necroptosis instead of apoptosis. Furthermore, histone H4 cleavage was blocked by the GzmA inhibitor nafamostat mesylate and by GzmA knockdown using siRNA. These results suggest that histone H4 is a novel substrate for GzmA in staurosporine-induced cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-565
Number of pages6
JournalBMB reports
Volume49
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Caspase-independent cell death
  • Granzyme A
  • Histone H4
  • Raji cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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    Lee, P. Y., Park, B. C., Chi, S. W., Bae, K. H., Kim, S., Cho, S., Kang, S., Kim, J. H., & Park, S. G. (2016). Histone H4 is cleaved by granzyme A during staurosporine-induced cell death in B-lymphoid Raji cells. BMB reports, 49(10), 560-565. https://doi.org/10.5483/BMBRep.2016.49.10.105