LKB1 suppression promotes cardiomyocyte regeneration via LKB1-AMPK-YAP axis

Authors

  • Shuang Qu Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory for Hypertension Research, Chongqing Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology, Chongqing, China https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1780-8327
  • Qiao Liao Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory for Hypertension Research, Chongqing Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology, Chongqing, China
  • Cheng Yu Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory for Hypertension Research, Chongqing Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology, Chongqing, China
  • Yue Chen Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory for Hypertension Research, Chongqing Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology, Chongqing, China
  • Han Luo Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory for Hypertension Research, Chongqing Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology, Chongqing, China
  • Xuewei Xia Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory for Hypertension Research, Chongqing Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology, Chongqing, China
  • Duofen He Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory for Hypertension Research, Chongqing Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology, Chongqing, China
  • Zaicheng Xu Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory for Hypertension Research, Chongqing Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology, Chongqing, China
  • Pedro A. Jose Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology/Physiology, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
  • Zhuxin Li Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory for Hypertension Research, Chongqing Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology, Chongqing, China
  • Wei Eric Wang Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory for Hypertension Research, Chongqing Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology, Chongqing, China
  • Qing Rex Lyu Biomedical and Health Institute, Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligence Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, China; Cardiovascular Research Center of Chongqing College, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, China
  • Chunyu Zeng Department of Cardiology, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Chongqing Key Laboratory for Hypertension Research, Chongqing Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Chongqing Institute of Cardiology, Chongqing, China; State Key Laboratory of Trauma, Burns and Combined Injury, Daping Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China; Cardiovascular Research Center of Chongqing College, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17305/bjbms.2021.7225

Keywords:

LKB1, cardiomyocyte proliferation, AMPK, YAP

Abstract

The regenerative potential of cardiomyocytes in adult mammals is limited. Previous studies reported that cardiomyocyte proliferation is suppressed by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). The role of liver kinase B1 (LKB1), as the major upstream kinase for AMPK, on cardiomyocyte proliferation is unclear. In this study, we found that the LKB1 levels rapidly increased after birth. With loss- and gain-of-function study, our data demonstrated that LKB1 levels negatively correlate with cardiomyocyte proliferation. We next identified Yes-associated protein (YAP) as the downstream effector of LKB1 using high-throughput RNA sequencing. Our results also demonstrated that AMPK plays an essential role in Lkb1 knockdown-induced cardiomyocyte proliferation. Importantly, deactivated AMPK abolished the LKB1-mediated regulation of YAP nuclear translocation and cardiomyocyte proliferation. Thus, our findings suggested the role of LKB1-AMPK-YAP axis during cardiomyocyte proliferation, which could be used as a potential target for inducing cardiac regeneration after injury.

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Published

2022-04-29 — Updated on 2022-05-25

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Qu S, Liao Q, Yu C, Chen Y, Luo H, Xia X, He D, Xu Z, Jose PA, Li Z, Wang WE, Lyu QR, Zeng C. LKB1 suppression promotes cardiomyocyte regeneration via LKB1-AMPK-YAP axis. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2022May25 [cited 2022Jul.5];. Available from: https://bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/7225

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Molecular Biology