International Journal of Hematology

, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp 129–135 | Cite as

Targeting Smad4 links microRNA-146a to the TGF-β pathway during retinoid acid induction in acute promyelocytic leukemia cell line

  • Hua Zhong
  • Hai-rong Wang
  • Shuang Yang
  • Ji-hua Zhong
  • Ting Wang
  • Chun Wang
  • Fang-yuan Chen
Original Article

Abstract

The expression pattern of microRNAs (miRNAs) and their potential target genes were investigated in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cell line NB4 cells during all-trans-retinoid acid (ATRA) treatment by using a miRNA microarrays platform and real-time quantitative PCR (RTQ-PCR). MiR-146a as one of the miRNAs down-regulated by ATRA during APL differentiation was identified. Direct interaction between miR146a and its predictive target gene Smad4 were confirmed by Luciferase assay. Down-regulation of miR-146a and upregulation of Smad4 at protein levels were demonstrated. These data suggested that miR-146a might influence proliferation of APL cells through TGF-β1/Smad signal transduction pathway during ATRA induction.

Keywords

miRNA Acute promyelocytic leukemia TGFβ/Smad signal transduction pathway Smad4 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hua Zhong
    • 1
  • Hai-rong Wang
    • 1
  • Shuang Yang
    • 1
  • Ji-hua Zhong
    • 1
  • Ting Wang
    • 1
  • Chun Wang
    • 2
  • Fang-yuan Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hematology, Renji HospitalShanghai Jiaotong University, School of MedicineShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Hematology, Shanghai First People’s HospitalShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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