Voltage-dependent anion channels (VDAC) in the plasma membrane play a critical role in apoptosis in differentiated hippocampal neurons but not in neural stem cells
2008 (English)In: Cell Cycle, ISSN 1538-4101, E-ISSN 1551-4005, Vol. 7, no 20, 3225-3234 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
microRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate a large variety of cellular processes including differentiation, apoptosis and proliferation. Several miRNAs display defective expression patterns in human tumors with the consequent alteration of target oncogene or tumor suppressor genes. Many of these miRNAs modulate the major proliferation pathways through direct interaction with critical regulators such as RAS, PI3K/PTEN or ABL, as well as members of the retinoblastoma pathway, Cyclin-CDK complexes or cell cycle inhibitors of the INK4 or Cip/Kip families. A complex interplay between miRNAs and MYC or E2F family members also exists to modulate cell cycle-dependent transcription during normal or tumoral proliferation. The ability of miRNAs to modulate these proliferation pathways may have relevant implications not only in physiological or developmental processes but also in tumor progression or cancer therapy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 7, no 20, 3225-3234 p.
patch clamp, single-channel recordings, apoptosis, VDAC, hippocampal neurons, neural stem cells, sodium channels
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47952DOI: 10.4161/cc.7.20.6831OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47952DiVA: diva2:268848