Role of transcription factor acetylation in the regulation of metabolic homeostasis
Joo-Man Park ; Seong-Ho Jo ; Yong-Ho Ahn ; Tae-Hyun Kim ; Mi-Young Kim
Protein & Cell, Vol.6(11) : 804~813, 2015
Protein & Cell
Post-translational modifications (PTMs) of transcription factors play a crucial role in regulating metabolic homeostasis. These modifications include phosphorylation, methylation, acetylation, ubiquitination, SUMOylation, and O-GlcNAcylation. Recent studies have shed light on the importance of lysine acetylation at nonhistone proteins including transcription factors. Acetylation of transcription factors affects subcellular distribution, DNA affinity, stability, transcriptional activity, and current investigations are aiming to further expand our understanding of the role of lysine acetylation of transcription factors. In this review, we summarize recent studies that provide new insights into the role of protein lysine-acetylation in the transcriptional regulation of metabolic homeostasis.