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Title: miRNA let-7e targeting MMP9 is involved in adipose-derived stem cell differentiation toward epithelia
Author: Ventayol Espinazo, Marina
Viñas Muñoz, José Luis
Sola Martínez, Anna
Jung, Michaela
Brüne, Bernhard, 1957-
Pi i Siqués, Felip
Mastora, Chrysoula
Hotter Corripio, Georgina
Keywords: Obesitat
Cèl·lules mare
Stem cells
Issue Date: 6-Feb-2014
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Abstract: miRNA let-7e is involved in stem cell differentiation, and metalloproteinases are among its potential target genes. We hypothesized that the inhibitory action of let-7e on regulation of MMP9 expression could represent a crucial mechanism during differentiation of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). ASCs were differentiated with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) to promote differentiation, and the effect of let-7 silencing during differentiation was tested. Results indicate that ASCs cultured with ATRA differentiated into cells of the epithelial lineage. We found that ASCs cultured with ATRA or transfected with miRNA let-7e expressed epithelial markers such as cytokeratin-18 and early renal organogenesis markers such as Pax2, Wt1, Wnt4 and megalin. Conversely, the specific knockdown of miRNA let-7e in ASCs significantly decreased the expression of these genes, indicating its vital role during the differentiation process. Using luciferase reporter assays, we also showed that MMP9 is a direct target of miRNA let-7e. Thus, our results suggest that miRNA let-7e acts as a matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9) inhibitor and differentiation inducer in ASCs.
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It is part of: Cell Death and Disease, 2014, vol. 5, p. e1048
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ISSN: 2041-4889
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Articles publicats en revistes (IDIBAPS: Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer)

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