Increased phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase gene expression and steatosis during hepatitis C virus subgenome replication: Role of nonstructural component 5A and CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein β

Ishtiaq Qadri, Mahua Choudhury, Shaikh Mizanoor Rahman, Trina A. Knotts, Rachel C. Janssen, Jerome Schaack, Mieko Iwahashi, Livia Puljak, Francis R. Simon, Gordan Kilic, Gregory Fitz, Jacob E. Friedman

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Background: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and hepatic steatosis. Results: Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) and associated transcription factors are up-regulated in HCV-infected Huh.8 cells. Conclusion: Increased CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein β (C/EBPβ) and nonstructural component 5A (NS5A) are essential components for increased gluconeogenesis. Significance: NS5A and C/EBPβ may possibly be considered as a new pharmacological target during HCV infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37340-37351
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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