MicroRNA-223 regulates granulopoiesis but is not required for HSC maintenance in mice

Maria C. Trissal, Ricardo A. DeMoya, Amy P. Schmidt, Daniel C. Link

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Abstract

MIR233 is genetically or epigenetically silenced in a subset of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). MIR223 is normally expressed throughout myeloid differentiation and highly expressed in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). However, the contribution of MIR223 loss to leukemic transformation and HSC function is largely unknown. Herein, we characterize HSC function and myeloid differentiation in Mir223 deficient mice.We show that Mir223 loss results in a modest expansion of myeloid progenitors, but is not sufficient to induce a myeloproliferative disorder. Loss of Mir223 had no discernible effect on HSC quiescence, long-term repopulating activity, or self-renewal capacity. These results suggest that MIR223 loss is likely not an initiating event in AML but may cooperate with other AML associated oncogenes to induce leukemogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0119304
JournalPloS one
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 20 2015

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