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Control of contact-inhibition by 4E-BP1 upregulation.
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PMID:  20372058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Although contact inhibition is a fundamental process for multicellular organisms, how proliferation is inhibited at high cellular densities remains poorly characterized. Here we show that 4E-BP1, one major repressor of cap-dependent translation, plays a critical role in density-mediated cell cycle arrest. 4E-BP1 promoter is activated and 4E-BP1 protein amount increases as cells reach confluence. Conversely, a much less marked density-dependent inhibition of cell proliferation is observed upon 4E-BP1 silencing. We further show that at high density, progression through the G₁ phase of the cell cycle is faster and Cyclin D1 protein is induced in different cell types where 4E-BP1 has been either downregulated (stable shRNA expression or transient siRNA transfection) or removed (knock-out). Thus 4E-BP1 appears as an important mediator of contact inhibition.
Rania Azar; Christiane Susini; Corinne Bousquet; Stéphane Pyronnet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cell cycle (Georgetown, Tex.)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1551-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Cell Cycle     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137841     Medline TA:  Cell Cycle     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1241-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
NSERM U858, Institut de Médecine Moléculaire de Rangueil (I2MR), France.
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