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Ect2, an Ortholog of Drosophila's Pebble, Negatively Regulates Neurite Outgrowth in Neuroblastoma × Glioma Hybrid NG108-15 Cells.
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PMID:  21350944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
To identify genes required for brain development, we previously performed in vivo RNA interference (RNAi) screening in Drosophila embryos. We identified pebble as a gene that disrupts development of the Drosophila nervous system. Although pebble has been shown to be involved in neuronal development of Drosophila in several screens, the involvement of Ect2, a mammalian ortholog of pebble, in mammalian neuronal development has not been addressed. To examine the role of Ect2 in neuronal differentiation, we performed Ect2 RNAi in the mouse neuroblastoma × rat glioma NG108-15 cell line. Depletion of Ect2 resulted in an increased proportion of binucleate cells and morphological differentiation of NG108-15 cells characterized by the outgrowth of neurites. These morphological changes were correlated with an increased level of acetylcholine esterase mRNA. In addition, expression of Ect2 was decreased in differentiated NG108-15 cells induced by dibutyryl cyclic AMP. These findings indicate that Ect2 negatively regulates the differentiation of NG108-15 cells and suggest that Ect2 may play a role in neuronal differentiation and brain development in vivo.
Takahiro Tsuji; Chiharu Higashida; Yasumasa Yoshida; Mohammad Saharul Islam; Mitsuko Dohmoto; Keita Koizumi; Haruhiro Higashida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cellular and molecular neurobiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-6830     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8200709     Medline TA:  Cell Mol Neurobiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biophysical Genetics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa, 920-8640, Japan.
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