RRC ID 73085
Author Jimbo K, Hattori A, Koide S, Ito T, Sasaki K, Iwai K, Nannya Y, Iwama A, Tojo A, Konuma T.
Title Genetic deletion and pharmacologic inhibition of E3 ubiquitin ligase HOIP impairs the propagation of myeloid leukemia.
Journal Leukemia
Abstract We investigated the role of Hoip, a catalytic subunit of linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex (LUBAC), in adult hematopoiesis and myeloid leukemia by using both conditional deletion of Hoip and small-molecule chemical inhibitors of Hoip. Conditional deletion of Hoip led to significantly longer survival and marked depletion of leukemia burden in murine myeloid leukemia models. Nevertheless, a competitive transplantation assay showed the reduction of donor-derived cells in the bone marrow of recipient mice was relatively mild after conditional deletion of Hoip. Although both Hoip-deficient hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and leukemia stem cells (LSCs) impaired the maintenance of quiescence, conditional deletion of Hoipinduced apoptosis in LSCs but not HSCs in vivo. Structure-function analysis revealed that LUBAC ligase activity and the interaction of LUBAC subunits were critical for the propagation of leukemia. Hoip regulated oxidative phosphorylation pathway independently of nuclear factor kappa B pathway in leukemia, but not in normal hematopoietic cells. Finally, the administration of thiolutin, which inhibits the catalytic activity of Hoip, improved the survival of recipients in murine myeloid leukemia and suppressed propagation in the patient-derived xenograft model of myeloid leukemia. Collectively, these data indicate that inhibition of LUBAC activity may be a valid therapeutic target for myeloid leukemia.
Published 2022-11-9
DOI 10.1038/s41375-022-01750-7
PII 10.1038/s41375-022-01750-7
PMID 36352193
Mice RBRC09808