alexa NPR-C protects embryonic stem cells from apoptosis by regulating p53 levels.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Author(s): Abdelalim EM, Tooyama I

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The identification of intrinsic factors required for propagation of self-renewing embryonic stem (ES) cells is important to improve the efficiency of expansion of ES cells for therapeutic purposes. Here, we report a novel role for natriuretic peptide receptor-C (NPR-C) in the survival of murine ES cells. We found that NPR-C was highly expressed in ES cells and was downregulated during ES cell differentiation. Knockdown of NPR-C in ES cells by using a small-interfering RNA resulted in apoptotic cell death, and the induction of p53 protein expression. Conversely, chemical inhibition of p53 by α-pifithrin significantly reduced apoptosis in NPR-C-deficient cells. cANF((4-23)), a selective NPR-C agonist, protected ES cells against oxidative stress-induced apoptosis, and blocked activation of p53 and Nanog suppression in the presence of DNA-damaging agents. Thus, NPR-C is required to control DNA damage-induced p53 levels to maintain ES cell self-renewal. This article was published in Stem Cells Dev and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords