Regulatory crosstalk between KLF5, miR-29a and Fbw7/CDC4 cooperatively promotes atherosclerotic development.

Atherogenesis is a chronic inflammatory process that involves complex interactions between endothelial dysfunction, lipid deposition and vascular smooth-muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation. However, the molecular mechanism is still unclear. We found that a pro-atherosclerotic factor (oxLDL) induced the expression of Krueppel-like factor 5 (KLF5), which in turn increased miR-29a expression levels. ...
The increased miR-29a was retained within HASMCs and down-regulated Fbw7/CDC4 expression by targeting the 3´UTR of Fbw7/CDC4, subsequently increasing KLF5 stability by reducing the Fbw7/CDC4-dependent ubiquitination of KLF5, forming a positive feedback loop to enhance VSMC proliferation and promote atherogenesis. These results indicate a potentially important role for the oxLDL-activated feedback mechanism in VSMC proliferation and atherogenesis. Suppression of miR-29a may be an effective way to attenuate atherosclerosis. In conclusion, our data are the first to reveal that the regulatory crosstalk between KLF5, miR-29a, and Fbw7/CDC4 cooperatively promotes atherosclerotic development.
Biochim. Biophys. Acta
Date: Dec. 01, 2017
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