Downregulation of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor; p57kip2, is involved in the cell cycle progression of vascular smooth muscle cells

Noritsugu Nakano, Kazushi Urasawa, Yasushi Takagi, Takahiko Saito, Satoshi Kaneta, Susumu Ishikawa, Hideaki Higashi, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Masanori Hatakeyama, Akira Kitabatake

研究成果: Contribution to journalArticle査読

10 被引用数 (Scopus)


Immature vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) proliferate responding to extrinsic mitogens and accumulate in neointima after arterial injuries. Cell proliferation is positively regulated by cyclin/cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) complex and negatively controlled by CDK inhibitors; CKIs such as p27 kip1 and p57kip2. In this study, embryonic rat thoracic aorta VSMCs; A10 were G0/G1 arrested by serum starvation, re-stimulated with serum, and harvested every four hours. Both CKIs co-expressed in quiescent VSMCs and rapidly diminished by stimulation. Protein level of p27kip1 was regulated by both transcription and post-transcription, but that of p57 kip2 was mainly by post-transcription. Supplemental overexpression of p57kip2 inhibited the activations of G1 cyclin/CDKs and subsequent hyperphosphorylations of all three retinoblastoma pocket proteins as well as G1/S transition of cell cycle. Our findings suggest that the downregulations of not only p27kip1, but also p57kip2 responding to mitogenic stimulation, play key roles in the cell cycle progression of VSMCs.

ジャーナルBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
出版ステータス出版済み - 12 23 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生物理学
  • 生化学
  • 分子生物学
  • 細胞生物学


「Downregulation of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor; p57<sup>kip2</sup>, is involved in the cell cycle progression of vascular smooth muscle cells」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。