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Argonaute 2 immunoprecipitation revealed large tumor suppressor kinase 1 as a novel proapoptotic target of miR-21 in T cells

Teteloshvili, N., Smigielska-Czepiel, K., Yuan, Y., Seitz, A., de Jong, D., Rutgers, B., Jellema, P., van der Lei, R. J., Slezak-Prochazka, I., Brouwer, E., Boots, A. M. H., Kroesen, B-J., van den Berg, A. & Kluiver, J., Feb-2017, In : Febs Journal. 284, 4, p. 555-567 13 p.

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MicroRNA (miR)-21 is an important suppressor of T-cell apoptosis that is also overexpressed in many types of cancers. The exact mechanisms underlying the antiapoptotic effects of miR-21 are not well understood. In this study, we used the Jurkat T-cell line as a model to identify apoptosis-associated miR-21 target genes. We showed that expression of miR-21 rapidly increases upon alpha CD3/alpha CD28 activation of Jurkat cells. Inhibition of miR-21 reduced cell growth which could be explained by an increase in apoptosis. MicroRNA target gene identification by AGO2 RNA-immunoprecipitation followed by gene expression microarray (RIP-Chip) resulted in the identification of 72 predicted miR-21 target genes that were at least twofold enriched in the AGO2-IP fraction of miR-21 overexpressing cells. Of these, 71 were at least twofold more enriched in the AGO2-IP fraction of miR-21 overexpressing cells as compared to AGO2-IP fraction of control cells. The target gene for which the AGO2-IP enrichment was most prominently increased upon miR-21 overexpression was the proapoptotic protein LATS1. Luciferase reporter assays and western blot analysis confirmed targeting of LATS1 by miR-21. qRT-PCR analysis in primary T cells showed an inverse expression pattern between LATS1 transcript levels and miR-21 upon T-cell stimulation. Finally, LATS1 knockdown partially rescued the miR-21 inhibition-induced impaired cell growth. Collectively, these data identify LATS1 as a miR-21 target important for the antiapoptotic function of miR-21 in T cells and likely also in many types of cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-567
Number of pages13
JournalFebs Journal
Volume284
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2017

    Keywords

  • AGO2-RIP, apoptosis, LATS1, miR-21, T cells, BREAST-CANCER CELLS, MICRORNA-21 TARGETS, MIRNA EXPRESSION, APOPTOSIS, GENE, INVASION, GROWTH, SIGNATURES, LYMPHOMA

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