MiR-29a maintains mouse hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal by regulating Dnmt3a

Wenhuo Hu, James Dooley, Stephen S. Chung, Dhruva Chandramohan, Luisa Cimmino, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Christopher E. Mason, Bart De Strooper, Adrian Liston, Christopher Y. Park

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Abstract

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) possess the ability to generate all hematopoietic cell types and to self-renew over long periods, but the mechanisms that regulate their unique properties are incompletely understood. Herein, we show that homozygous deletion of the miR-29a/b-1 bicistron results in decreased numbers of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs), decreased HSC self-renewal, and increased HSC cell cycling and apoptosis. The HSPC phenotype is specifically due to loss of miR-29a, because miR-29b expression is unaltered in miR-29a/b-1- null HSCs, and only ectopic expression of miR-29a restoresHSPC function both in vitro and in vivo. HSCs lacking miR-29a/b-1 exhibit widespread transcriptional dysregulation and adopt gene expression patterns similar to normal committed progenitors. A number of predicted miR-29 target genes, including Dnmt3a, are significantly upregulated in miR-29a/b-1-null HSCs. The loss of negative regulation of Dnmt3a by miR-29a is a major contributor to the miR-29a/b-1-null HSPC phenotype, as both in vitro Dnmt3a short hairpin RNA knockdown assays and a genetic haploinsufficiency model of Dnmt3a restored the frequency and long-term reconstitution capacity of HSCs from miR-29a/b-1-deficient mice. Overall, these data demonstrate that miR-29a is critical for maintaining HSC function through its negative regulation of Dnmt3a.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2206-2216
Number of pages11
JournalBlood
Volume125
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Stem cells
Cell Self Renewal
Gene expression
Small Interfering RNA
Assays
Genes
Phenotype
Haploinsufficiency
Apoptosis
Genetic Models

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  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Cell Biology

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Hu, W., Dooley, J., Chung, S. S., Chandramohan, D., Cimmino, L., Mukherjee, S., ... Park, C. Y. (2015). MiR-29a maintains mouse hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal by regulating Dnmt3a. Blood, 125(14), 2206-2216. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2014-06-585273

MiR-29a maintains mouse hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal by regulating Dnmt3a. / Hu, Wenhuo; Dooley, James; Chung, Stephen S.; Chandramohan, Dhruva; Cimmino, Luisa; Mukherjee, Siddhartha; Mason, Christopher E.; De Strooper, Bart; Liston, Adrian; Park, Christopher Y.

In: Blood, Vol. 125, No. 14, 02.04.2015, p. 2206-2216.

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Hu, W, Dooley, J, Chung, SS, Chandramohan, D, Cimmino, L, Mukherjee, S, Mason, CE, De Strooper, B, Liston, A & Park, CY 2015, 'MiR-29a maintains mouse hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal by regulating Dnmt3a', Blood, vol. 125, no. 14, pp. 2206-2216. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2014-06-585273
Hu W, Dooley J, Chung SS, Chandramohan D, Cimmino L, Mukherjee S et al. MiR-29a maintains mouse hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal by regulating Dnmt3a. Blood. 2015 Apr 2;125(14):2206-2216. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2014-06-585273
Hu, Wenhuo ; Dooley, James ; Chung, Stephen S. ; Chandramohan, Dhruva ; Cimmino, Luisa ; Mukherjee, Siddhartha ; Mason, Christopher E. ; De Strooper, Bart ; Liston, Adrian ; Park, Christopher Y. / MiR-29a maintains mouse hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal by regulating Dnmt3a. In: Blood. 2015 ; Vol. 125, No. 14. pp. 2206-2216.
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