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The oncogenic cluster miR-17-92 encodes seven related microRNAs that regulate cell proliferation, apoptosis and development. Expression of miR-17-92 cluster is decreased upon cell differentiation. Here, we report a novel mechanism of the regulation of miR-17-92 cluster. Using transgenic PU.1(-/-) myeloid progenitors we show that upon macrophage(More)
Hepcidin, a key regulator of iron metabolism, plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of anemia of chronic disease. Although it is produced mainly in the liver, its recently described expression in adipose tissue has been shown to be enhanced in massive obesity due to chronic low-grade inflammation. Our objective was to study the changes in hepcidin(More)
Hepcidin, a key regulator of iron metabolism, decreases intestinal absorption of iron and its release from macrophages. Iron, anemia, hypoxia, and inflammation were reported to influence hepcidin expression. To investigate regulation of the expression of hepcidin and other iron-related genes, we manipulated erythropoietic activity in mice. Erythropoiesis(More)
Protein phosphorylation is known to play an important role in various cellular processes such as cell division, metabolism, survival and apoptosis. It is driven by specific enzymes, tyrosine and serine-threonine protein kinases. Human protein kinases constitute a complicated system with intricate internal and external interactions. The complexity and(More)
Mutations of hepcidin (HAMP) and hemo-juvelin (HJV) genes have been recently demonstrated to result in juvenile hemochromatosis. Expression of HAMP is regulated by iron status or infection, whereas regulation of HJV is yet unknown. Using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, we compared expression of Hamp and Rgmc (the murine ortholog of HJV) in(More)
INTRODUCTION Hemojuvelin (Hjv) is a key component of the signaling cascade that regulates liver hepcidin (Hamp) expression. The purpose of this study was to determine Hjv protein levels in mice and rats subjected to iron overload and iron deficiency. METHODS C57BL/6 mice were injected with iron (200 mg/kg); iron deficiency was induced by feeding of an(More)
Matriptase-2, a membrane protein encoded by the Tmprss6 gene, is a negative regulator of hepcidin expression. Although matriptase-2 has been proposed to cleave membrane hemojuvelin, we have recently found decreased hemojuvelin protein levels in Tmprss6 -/- mice. The purpose of this study was to confirm this observation by determining hemojuvelin protein(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether human auricular chondrocytes can also express alpha-- -smooth muscle actin. Immunohistochemistry using monoclonal antibodies for alpha-smooth actin, muscle-specific actin, beta-actin, S-100 protein, CD34, and desmin was performed on samples of human ear cartilage obtained from 20 individuals during a(More)
BACKGROUND Hemojuvelin (HJV) is one of essential components for expression of hepcidin, a hormone which regulates iron transport. HJV is mainly expressed in muscle and liver, and processing of HJV in both tissues is similar. However, hepcidin is expressed in liver but not in muscle and the role of the muscle HJV is yet to be established. Our preliminary(More)
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