The Emerging Role of Zfp217 in Adipogenesis
AbstractZinc finger protein 217 (Zfp217), a member of the krüppel-type zinc finger protein family, plays diverse roles in cell differentiation and development of mammals. Despite extensive research on the functions of Zfp217 in cancer, pluripotency and reprogramming, its physiological roles in adipogenesis remain unknown. Our previous RNA sequencing data suggest the involvement of Zfp217 in adipogenesis. In this study, the potential function of Zfp217 in adipogenesis was investigated through bioinformatics analysis and a series of experiments. The expression of Zfp217 was found to be gradually upregulated during the adipogenic differentiation in C3H10T1/2 cells, which was consistent with that of the adipogenic marker gene Pparg2. Furthermore, there was a positive, significant relationship between Zfp217 expression and adipocyte differentiation. It was also observed that Zfp217 could not only trigger proliferative defect in C3H10T1/2 cells, but also interact with Ezh2 and suppress the downstream target genes of Ezh2. Besides, three microRNAs (miR-503-5p, miR-135a-5p and miR-19a-3p) which target Zfp217 were found to suppress the process of adipogenesis. This is the first report showing that Zfp217 has the capacity to regulate adipogenesis. View Full-Text
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Xiang, H.; Zhong, Z.-X.; Peng, Y.-D.; Jiang, S.-W. The Emerging Role of Zfp217 in Adipogenesis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1367.
Xiang H, Zhong Z-X, Peng Y-D, Jiang S-W. The Emerging Role of Zfp217 in Adipogenesis. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(7):1367.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xiang, Hong; Zhong, Zhu-Xia; Peng, Yong-Dong; Jiang, Si-Wen. 2017. "The Emerging Role of Zfp217 in Adipogenesis." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 7: 1367.
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