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LAP2α progerin lamin-A

Sandra Vidak, Nard Kubben, Thomas Dechat, Roland Foisner
Lamina-associated polypeptide 2α (LAP2α) localizes throughout the nucleoplasm and interacts with the fraction of lamins A/C that is not associated with the peripheral nuclear lamina. The LAP2α-lamin A/C complex negatively affects cell proliferation. Lamins A/C are encoded by LMNA, a single heterozygous mutation of which causes Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS). This mutation generates the lamin A variant progerin, which we show here leads to loss of LAP2α and nucleoplasmic lamins A/C, impaired proliferation, and down-regulation of extracellular matrix components...
October 1, 2015: Genes & Development
Camilla Pellegrini, Marta Columbaro, Cristina Capanni, Maria Rosaria D'Apice, Carola Cavallo, Michela Murdocca, Giovanna Lattanzi, Stefano Squarzoni
Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome is a fatal disorder characterized by accelerated aging, bone resorption and atherosclerosis, caused by a LMNA mutation which produces progerin, a mutant lamin A precursor. Progeria cells display progerin and prelamin A nuclear accumulation, altered histone methylation pattern, heterochromatin loss, increased DNA damage and cell cycle alterations. Since the LMNA promoter contains a retinoic acid responsive element, we investigated if all-trans retinoic acid administration could lower progerin levels in cultured fibroblasts...
October 6, 2015: Oncotarget
Alexandre Chojnowski, Peh Fern Ong, Esther S M Wong, John S Y Lim, Rafidah A Mutalif, Raju Navasankari, Bamaprasad Dutta, Henry Yang, Yi Y Liow, Siu K Sze, Thomas Boudier, Graham D Wright, Alan Colman, Brian Burke, Colin L Stewart, Oliver Dreesen
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria (HGPS) is a premature ageing syndrome caused by a mutation in LMNA, resulting in a truncated form of lamin A called progerin. Progerin triggers loss of the heterochromatic marker H3K27me3, and premature senescence, which is prevented by telomerase. However, the mechanism how progerin causes disease remains unclear. Here, we describe an inducible cellular system to model HGPS and find that LAP2α (lamina-associated polypeptide-α) interacts with lamin A, while its interaction with progerin is significantly reduced...
2015: ELife
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