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Endothelial Aquaporin-1 (AQP1) Expression Is Regulated by Transcription Factor Mef2c
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  • Journal title : Molecules and Cells
  • Volume 39, Issue 4,  2016, pp.292-298
  • Publisher : Korea Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • DOI : 10.14348/molcells.2016.2223
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Endothelial Aquaporin-1 (AQP1) Expression Is Regulated by Transcription Factor Mef2c
Jiang, Yong; Liu, He; Liu, Wen-jing; Tong, Hai-bin; Chen, Chang-jun; Lin, Fu-gui; Zhuo, Yan-hang; Qian, Xiao-zhen; Wang, Zeng-bin; Wang, Yu; Zhang, Peng; Jia, Hong-liang;
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Aquaporin 1 (AQP1) is expressed in most microvasculature endothelial cells and forms water channels that play major roles in a variety of physiologic processes. This study aimed to delineate the transcriptional regulation of AQP1 by Mef2c in endothelial cells. Mef2c cooperated with Sp1 to activate human AQP1 transcription by binding to its proximal promoter in human umbilical cord vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). Over-expression of Mef2c, Sp1, or Mef2c/Sp1 increased HUVEC migration and tube-forming ability, which can be abolished AQP1 knockdown. These data indicate that AQP1 is a direct target of Mef2c in regulating angiogenesis and vasculogenesis of endothelial cells.
angiogenesis;AQP1;Mef2c;migration;vascular tube formation;
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