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Articles by M. P Lisanti
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  L Xie , P. G Frank , M. P Lisanti and G. Sowa
 

The goal of this study was to determine whether caveolin-2 (Cav-2) is capable of controlling endothelial cell (EC) proliferation in vitro. To realize this goal, we have directly compared proliferation rates and cell cycle-associated signaling proteins between lung ECs isolated from wild-type (WT) and Cav-2 knockout (KO) mice. Using three independent proliferation assays, we have determined that Cav-2 KO ECs proliferate by ca. 2-fold faster than their WT counterparts. Cell cycle analysis by flow cytometry of propidium iodide-stained cells showed a relatively higher percentage of Cav-2 KO ECs in S and G2/M and lower percentage in Go/G1 phases of cell cycle relative to their WT counterparts. Furthermore, an over 2-fold increase in the percentage of S phase-associated Cav-2 KO relative to WT ECs was independently determined with bromodeoxyuridine incorporation assay. Mechanistically, the increase in proliferation/cell cycle progression of Cav-2 KO ECs correlated well with elevated expression levels of predominantly S phase- and G2/M phase-associated cyclin A and B1, respectively. Further mechanistic analysis of molecular events controlling cell cycle progression revealed increased level of hyperphosphorylated (inactive) form of G1 to S phase transition inhibitor, the retinoblastoma protein in hyperproliferating Cav-2 KO ECs. Conversely, the expression level of the two cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors p16INK4 and p27Kip1 was reduced in Cav-2 KO ECs. Finally, increased phosphorylation (activation) of proproliferative extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 was observed in hyperproliferating Cav-2 KO ECs. Overall, our data suggest that Cav-2 negatively regulates lung EC proliferation and cell cycle progression.

 
 
 
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