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IGF-1 suppresses Bim expression in multiple myeloma via epigenetic and posttranslational mechanisms
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2010 (English)In: Blood, ISSN 0006-4971, E-ISSN 1528-0020, Vol. 115, no 12, 2430-2440 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is an important growth and survival factor in multiple myeloma (MM). Here, we demonstrate that IGF-1 induces significant down-regulation of the proapoptotic BH3-only protein Bim in MM cells. Reduced Bim levels by RNA interference (RNAi) protected cells from drug-induced cell death. The IGF-1-mediated down-regulation of Bim was the result of (1) reduced transcription by activation of the Akt pathway and inactivation of the transcription factor FoxO3a, (2) increased proteasome-mediated degradation of the Bim extra-long protein by activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway, and (3) epigenetic regulation of both the Bim and the FoxO3a promoter. Treatment of cells with the histone deacetylase inhibitor LBH589 resulted in a clear up-regulation in the expression of Bim. Furthermore, the methylation inhibitor 5-aza-2'deoxycytidine (decitabine) significantly increased the effects of LBH589. On IGF-1 treatment, the Bim promoter region was found to be unmethylated, whereas chromatin immunoprecipitation analysis of the IGF-1-treated cells showed both a reduced histone H3 tail Lys9 (H3K9) acetylation and an increased H3K9 dimethylation, which contributed actively to its silencing. These data identify a new mechanism in the IGF-1-dependent survival of MM cells and emphasize the need for IGF-1-targeted drug therapy.

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2010. Vol. 115, no 12, 2430-2440 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-133209DOI: 10.1182/blood-2009-07-232801ISI: 000275981900017PubMedID: 20086250OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-133209DiVA: diva2:360369
Available from: 2010-11-03 Created: 2010-11-03 Last updated: 2010-12-20Bibliographically approved

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