MicroRNA-10b Induces Vascular Muscle Cell Proliferation Through Akt Pathway by Targeting TIP30

Author(s): Xin Yu, Zheng Li, Guang Chen, William Ka Kei Wu

Journal Name: Current Vascular Pharmacology

Volume 13 , Issue 5 , 2015

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Abnormal proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) contributes significantly to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. MiR-10b has recently emerged as a critical mediator in regulating cell proliferation in many diseases. In our study, miR-10b expression was up-regulated in VSMCs isolated from atherosclerotic plaques, as well as in PDGFstimulated VSMCs.Overexpression of miR-10b promoted cell proliferation of VSMCs. Furthermore, we identified the Tat-interacting protein 30 (TIP30) as a direct target gene of miR-10b. TIP30 was down-regulated in VSMCs isolated from atherosclerosis plaques, as well as in proliferative VSMCs. Knockdown of TIP30 promoted VSMCs proliferation. In addition, miR-10b induced TIP30 down-regulation was accompanied by increased Akt phosphorylation. Akt was critical for miR-10b-mediated VSMCs proliferation. Our results demonstrated that miR-10b contributed to abnormal VSMCs proliferation through inhibiting the Akt pathway by targeting TIP30 in atherosclerosis. The modulation of miR-10b in VSMCs provides a potential target for the therapy of atherosclerosis.

Keywords: Atherosclerosis, vascular smooth muscle cells, mirna, mir-10b, proliferation, ip30.

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Year: 2015
Published on: 22 January, 2015
Page: [679 - 686]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1570161113666150123112751
Price: $65

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