Localization and function of KLF4 in cytoplasm of vascular smooth muscle cell.

TitleLocalization and function of KLF4 in cytoplasm of vascular smooth muscle cell.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLiu Y, Zheng B, Zhang X-H, Nie C-J, Li Y-H, Wen J-K
JournalBiochemical and biophysical research communications
Volume436
Issue2
Pagination162-8
Date Published2013 Jun 28
Abstract

The Krüppel-like factor 4 is a DNA-binding transcriptional regulator that regulates a diverse array of cellular processes, including development, differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis. The previous studies about KLF4 functions mainly focused on its role as a transcription factor, its functions in the cytoplasm are still unknown. In this study, we found that PDGF-BB could prompt the translocation of KLF4 to the cytoplasm through CRM1-mediated nuclear export pathway in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and increased the interaction of KLF4 with actin in the cytoplasm. Further study showed that both KLF4 phosphorylation and SUMOylation induced by PDGF-BB participates in regulation of cytoskeletal organization by stabilizing the actin cytoskeleton in VSMCs. In conclusion, these results identify that KLF4 participates in the cytoskeletal organization by stabilizing cytoskeleton in the cytoplasm of VSMCs.

DOI10.1155/2013/748435
Alternate JournalBiochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.