RRC ID 76665
Author Takubo K, Htun PW, Ueda T, Sera Y, Iwasaki M, Koizumi M, Shiroshita K, Kobayashi H, Haraguchi M, Watanuki S, Honda ZI, Yamasaki N, Nakamura-Ishizu A, Arai F, Motoyama N, Hatta T, Natsume T, Suda T, Honda H.
Title MBTD1 preserves adult hematopoietic stem cell pool size and function.
Journal Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
Abstract Mbtd1 (mbt domain containing 1) encodes a nuclear protein containing a zinc finger domain and four malignant brain tumor (MBT) repeats. We previously generated Mbtd1-deficient mice and found that MBTD1 is highly expressed in fetal hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and sustains the number and function of fetal HSCs. However, since Mbtd1-deficient mice die soon after birth possibly due to skeletal abnormalities, its role in adult hematopoiesis remains unclear. To address this issue, we generated Mbtd1 conditional knockout mice and analyzed adult hematopoietic tissues deficient in Mbtd1. We observed that the numbers of HSCs and progenitors increased and Mbtd1-deficient HSCs exhibited hyperactive cell cycle, resulting in a defective response to exogenous stresses. Mechanistically, we found that MBTD1 directly binds to the promoter region of FoxO3a, encoding a forkhead protein essential for HSC quiescence, and interacts with components of TIP60 chromatin remodeling complex and other proteins involved in HSC and other stem cell functions. Restoration of FOXO3a activity in Mbtd1-deficient HSCs in vivo rescued cell cycle and pool size abnormalities. These findings indicate that MBTD1 is a critical regulator for HSC pool size and function, mainly through the maintenance of cell cycle quiescence by FOXO3a.
Volume 120(32)
Pages e2206860120
Published 2023-8-8
DOI 10.1073/pnas.2206860120
PMID 37523546
IF 9.412
Mice RBRC01834