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RNAi knock-down of MKL1 in human megakaryocytes derived from cord blood or cytapheresis


ABSTRACT: Characterize the genes regulated by MKL1/SRF complex in human megakaryocytes (MKs) derived from cord blood or cytapheresis : Using a knock down approach by small interference of MKL1 in MK progenitors, we observed a decrease in the percentage of cells with actin polymerization after adhesion on various substrates, an increase of mean ploidy level and apoptosis. Furthermore, MKL1 inhibition induced a major defect in pro-platelet formation and MKs migration. These results clearly demonstrate that MKL1 is involved in the cytoskeleton organization and maturation of MKs as well as in platelet formation. The goal of gene profiling was to identify new potential MKL1/SRF targets the expression level of which was down regulated after MKL1 inhibition: Human CD34+ cells isolated from cord blood or cytapheresis were transduced by a control lentivirus (designed as SCR; scramble) or by the lentivirus encoding for shRNA of MKL1 (designed as shMKL1) both containing a GFP expressed under the control of PGK promoter. The cells were than grown in serum free medium supplemented by thrombopoietin leading to a generation of megakaryocytes. At day 9 of culture (80% of MKs), the GFP positive cells were sorted, RNAs were extracted and submitted to hybridization as described in annex protocols. Two lists of genes (one for cord blood samples and one for cytapheresis samples) deregulated after the repression of MKL1 were done comparing the intensity of hybridization between SCR and shMKL1 samples. The common list of genes deregulated in MKs from cord blood and cytapheresis after the repression of MKL1 was than generated.

ORGANISM(S): Homo sapiens  

SUBMITTER: Philippe DESSEN  

PROVIDER: E-TABM-640 | ArrayExpress | 2009-09-14

REPOSITORIES: ArrayExpress

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MAL/SRF complex is involved in platelet formation and megakaryocyte migration by regulating MYL9 (MLC2) and MMP9.

Gilles Laure L   Bluteau Dominique D   Boukour Siham S   Chang Yunhua Y   Zhang Yanyan Y   Robert Thomas T   Dessen Philippe P   Debili Najet N   Bernard Olivier A OA   Vainchenker William W   Raslova Hana H  

Blood 20090901 19


Megakaryoblastic leukemia 1 (MAL) is a transcriptional coactivator of serum response factor (SRF). In acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, the MAL gene is translocated and fused with the gene encoding one twenty-two (OTT). Herein, we show that MAL expression increases during the late differentiation steps of neonate and adult human megakaryopoiesis and localized into the nucleus after Rho GTPase activation by adhesion on collagen I or convulxin. MAL knockdown in megakaryocyte progenitors reduced the  ...[more]

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