Opposite effects of Activin type 2 receptor ligands on cardiomyocyte proliferation during development and repair

Opposite effects of Activin type 2 receptor ligands on cardiomyocyte proliferation during... Zebrafish regenerate damaged myocardial tissue very effectively. Hence, insights into the molecular networks underlying zebrafish heart regeneration might help develop alternative strategies to restore human cardiac performance. While TGF-β signaling has been implicated in zebrafish cardiac regeneration, the role of its individual ligands remains unclear. Here, we report the opposing expression response during zebrafish heart regeneration of two genes, mstnb and inhbaa, which encode TGF-β family ligands. Using gain-of-function (GOF) and loss-of-function (LOF) approaches, we show that these ligands mediate inverse effects on cardiac regeneration and specifically on cardiomyocyte (CM) proliferation. Notably, we find that Inhbaa functions as a CM mitogen and that its overexpression leads to accelerated cardiac recovery and scar clearance after injury. In contrast, mstnb GOF and inhbaa LOF both lead to unresolved scarring after cardiac injury. We further show that Mstnb and Inhbaa inversely control Smad2 and Smad3 transcription factor activities through alternate Activin type 2 receptors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nature Communications Springer Journals

Opposite effects of Activin type 2 receptor ligands on cardiomyocyte proliferation during development and repair

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/opposite-effects-of-activin-type-2-receptor-ligands-on-cardiomyocyte-uBm02k076o
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group UK
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
Subject
Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary; Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary; Science, multidisciplinary
eISSN
2041-1723
D.O.I.
10.1038/s41467-017-01950-1
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Zebrafish regenerate damaged myocardial tissue very effectively. Hence, insights into the molecular networks underlying zebrafish heart regeneration might help develop alternative strategies to restore human cardiac performance. While TGF-β signaling has been implicated in zebrafish cardiac regeneration, the role of its individual ligands remains unclear. Here, we report the opposing expression response during zebrafish heart regeneration of two genes, mstnb and inhbaa, which encode TGF-β family ligands. Using gain-of-function (GOF) and loss-of-function (LOF) approaches, we show that these ligands mediate inverse effects on cardiac regeneration and specifically on cardiomyocyte (CM) proliferation. Notably, we find that Inhbaa functions as a CM mitogen and that its overexpression leads to accelerated cardiac recovery and scar clearance after injury. In contrast, mstnb GOF and inhbaa LOF both lead to unresolved scarring after cardiac injury. We further show that Mstnb and Inhbaa inversely control Smad2 and Smad3 transcription factor activities through alternate Activin type 2 receptors.

Journal

Nature CommunicationsSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2017

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off