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Author Yuan, Yanyan ♦ Xi, Yang ♦ Chen, Jiayi ♦ Zhu, Pan ♦ Kang, Jinyu ♦ Zou, Zuquan ♦ Wang, Fuyan ♦ Bu, Shizhong
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES ♦ ADIPOSE TISSUE ♦ CELL CYCLE ♦ CELL PROLIFERATION ♦ MICE ♦ STEM CELLS ♦ TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS
Abstract Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is abundantly expressed in the adipose tissue of obese mice and humans, but the role of STAT3 in adipogenesis is still not fully understood. In the present study, we discovered an activation of STAT3 during the early differentiation stage of mouse 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. Stat3 knockdown using siRNA blocked cell cycle progression of both preadipoctes and early differentiating cells. Moreover, accumulation of lipid droplets was inhibited by Stat3 knockdown. Importantly, in the nucleus of early differentiating cells, we demonstrated that STAT3 protein co-localized with high-mobility-group protein AT-hook 2 (HMGA2), which was reported to promote adipogenesis in a previous study. Taken together, our data indicate that STAT3 and HMGA2 cooperatively promote adipogenesis which highlight a more detail understanding of STAT3 related transcription factor network during adipogenesis. - Highlights: • We discovered an activation of STAT3 during the early differentiation stage of mouse 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. • Stat3 knockdown using siRNA blocked cell cycle progression of both preadipoctes and early differentiating cells. • Accumulation of lipid droplets was inhibited by Stat3 knockdown. • STAT3 protein co-localized with HMGA2, which was reported to promote adipogenesis in a previous study.
ISSN 0006291X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-01-22
Publisher Place United States
Journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume Number 482
Issue Number 4


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