Environmental hypoxic hazard has increasingly become a global public health issue, with impelling evidences supporting the relation between hypoxia and cognitive disorders. As a potent stressor, hypoxia causes mitochondrial dysfunction with insufficient energy production, thus the formation of brain memory disorder. Yet, the underlying molecular mechanism/s against hypoxia induced injury have yet to be identified. Here, we report that cold inducible RNA binding protein (Cirbp) attenuates hypoxia induced insufficient energy production and oxidative stress. Further analyses show that Cirbp sustains protein levels of respiratory chain complexes II (SDHB) and IV (MT-CO1), and directly binds the 3’UTR of Atp5g3 to control mitochondrial homeostasis and ATP biogenesis upon hypoxic stress. Altogether, our data establish Cirbp as a critical protective factor against hypoxic health hazard and provide novel insights into its latent regulation network.
- Cognition and memory
- Cold inducible RNA-binding protein
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Chemistry
- Waste Management and Disposal