Fbxw7β is an inducing mediator of dexamethasone-induced skeletal muscle atrophy in vivo with the axis of Fbxw7β-myogenin–atrogenes

Kyungshin Shin, Young-Gyu Ko, Jaemin Jeong, Heechung Kwon

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Abstract

Muscle atrophy is induced by several pathways, e.g., it can be attributed to inherited cachectic symptoms, genetic disorders, sarcopenia, or chronic side effects of treatments. However, the underlying regulatory mechanisms that contribute to muscle atrophy have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we evaluated the role of Fbxw7β, an ubiquitin E3 ligase, in a dexamethasone-induced muscle atrophy model. In this model, endogenous Fbxw7β was up-regulated; furthermore, the Fbxw7β-myogenin–atrogene axis was upregulated, supporting our previous results linking Fbxw7β to muscle atrophy in vitro. Also, muscle atrophy was associated with the Fbxw7β-myogenin–atrogene axis and the down-regulation of Dach2, a repressor of myogenin. Taken together, these results suggest that the ubiquitin E3 ligase Fbxw7β and the Fbxw7β-myogenin–atrogene axis have important roles in a dexamethasone-induced muscle atrophy model in vivo and in vitro. Additionally, the Fbxw7β-Dach2-myogenin–atrogene axis is a potential mechanism underlying muscle atrophy in cases of abnormal Fbxw7β expression-induced muscle atrophy or myogenic degenerative disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalMolecular Biology Reports
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Apr 18

Keywords

  • Atrogenes
  • Dach2
  • Dexamethasone
  • Fbxw7β
  • Myogenin
  • Skeletal muscle atrophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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