RGD Reference Report - Kid-1, a putative renal transcription factor: regulation during ontogeny and in response to ischemia and toxic injury. - Rat Genome Database
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Kid-1, a putative renal transcription factor: regulation during ontogeny and in response to ischemia and toxic injury.

Authors: Witzgall, R  O'Leary, E  Gessner, R  Ouellette, AJ  Bonventre, JV 
Citation: Witzgall R, etal., Mol Cell Biol 1993 Mar;13(3):1933-42.
RGD ID: 1300202
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:8382778

We have identified a new putative transcription factor from the rat kidney, termed Kid-1 (for kidney, ischemia and developmentally regulated gene 1). Kid-1 belongs to the C2H2 class of zinc finger genes. Its mRNA accumulates with age in postnatal renal development and is detected predominantly in the kidney. Kid-1 mRNA levels decline after renal injury secondary to ischemia or folic acid administration, two insults which result in epithelial cell dedifferentiation, followed by regenerative hyperplasia and differentiation. The low expression of Kid-1 early in postnatal development, and when renal tissue is recovering after injury, suggests that the gene product is involved in establishment of a differentiated phenotype and/or regulation of the proliferative response. The deduced protein contains 13 C2H2 zinc fingers at the COOH end in groups of 4 and 9 separated by a 32-amino-acid spacer. There are consensus sites for phosphorylation in the NH2 terminus non-zinc finger region as well as in the spacer region between zinc fingers 4 and 5. A region of the deduced protein shares extensive homology with a catalytic region of Raf kinases, a feature shared only with TFIIE among transcription factors. To determine whether Kid-1 can modulate transcription, a chimeric construct encoding the Kid-1 non-zinc finger region (sense or antisense) and the DNA-binding region of GAL4 was transfected into COS and LLC-PK1 cells together with a chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) reporter plasmid containing GAL4 binding sites, driven by either a minimal promoter or a simian virus 40 enhancer. CAT activity was markedly inhibited in cells transfected with the sense construct compared with the activity in cells transfected with the antisense construct. To our knowledge, this pattern of developmental regulation, kidney expression, and regulation of transcription is unique among the C2H2 class of zinc finger-containing DNA-binding proteins.


Disease Annotations    
Reperfusion Injury  (IEP,ISO)

Gene Ontology Annotations    

Biological Process

Molecular Function

Objects Annotated

Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Zfp354a  (zinc finger protein 354A)

Genes (Mus musculus)
Zfp354a  (zinc finger protein 354A)

Genes (Homo sapiens)
ZNF354A  (zinc finger protein 354A)

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