Mob as tumor suppressor is regulated by bantam microRNA through a feedback loop for tissue growth control

Yifan Zhang, Zhi Chun Lai

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Abstract

The evolutionarily conserved Hippo signaling pathway plays an important role in regulating normal development as well as tumorigenesis in animals. How this growth-inhibitory signaling is maintained at an appropriate level through feedback mechanisms is less understood. In this report, we show that bantam microRNA functions to increase the level of the Mob as tumor suppressor protein Mats, a core component of the Hippo pathway, but does not regulate mats at the transcript level. Genetic analysis also supports that bantam plays a positive role in regulating mats function for tissue growth control. Our data support a model that bantam up-regulates Mats expression through an unidentified factor that may control Mats stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-442
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume439
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 4 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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