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Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai). 2016 Mar;48(3):257-65. doi: 10.1093/abbs/gmv137. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

Oncostatin M-induced cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation regulates the progression of diabetic cardiomyopathy through B-Raf/Mek/Erk signaling pathway.

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1
Department of Cardiology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an 710032, China.
2
Department of Cardiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China.
3
Department of Cardiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China wind8828@gmail.com 13059870263@163.com.
4
Department of Cardiology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an 710032, China Department of Cardiology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China wind8828@gmail.com 13059870263@163.com.

Abstract

It has been reported that oncostatin M (OSM) could initiate cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation both in vivo and in vitro. OSM-induced cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation might be a new target for the treatment of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). This study was designed to determine the role of OSM in cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation and the progression of DCM. A mouse DCM model was established to evaluate the effects of OSM in vivo. Echocardiography was applied to determine cardiac function. Sirius red staining was used to detect fibrosis area. Transmission electron microscopy was used to evaluate mitochondria impairment. Real-time polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis were performed to detect relative mRNA expressions and cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation-related protein expressions, respectively. OSM treatment induced similar impaired cardiac function and cardiac ultrastructure impairment to those detected in DCM mice. The expressions of dedifferentiation markers of cardiomyocyte (Runx1, and α-SM-actin) were up-regulated in the OSM-treated mice compared with those in the control group. To further demonstrate the important role of OSM, OSM receptor knockout (Oβ(ko)) mice were used. In Oβ(ko) mice, cardiomyocytes dedifferentiation markers of c-kit, Runx1, and atrial natriuretic peptide were down-regulated, with attenuated DCM injury and abrogated OSM/B-Raf/Mek/Erk signaling pathway. In conclusion, OSM-induced cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation plays a crucial role in the progression of DCM. The mechanism of OSM-induced cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation is associated with B-Raf/Mek/Erk signaling pathway through the OSM receptor Oβ.

KEYWORDS:

cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation; diabetic cardiomyopathy; oncostatin M

PMID:
26837420
PMCID:
PMC4885130
[Available on 2017-03-01]
DOI:
10.1093/abbs/gmv137
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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