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Hydrogen Peroxide-Inducible Clone 5 (Hic-5) as a Potential Therapeutic Target for Vascular and Other Disorders.
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PMID:  22472216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Hydrogen peroxide-inducible clone-5 (Hic-5) is a focal adhesion scaffold protein primarily expressed in vascular and visceral smooth muscle cells. We recently generated mice lacking Hic-5, which grew with no apparent abnormality (Kim-Kaneyama J, et al. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2011;50(1):77-86). However, we discovered that recovery of arterial media following vascular injury is delayed significantly in Hic-5 knockout mice consequent to enhanced apoptosis of cultured vascular smooth muscle cells after mechanical stress; thus, Hic-5 is regarded as a novel factor in vascular remodeling. The Hic-5 gene is also induced by transforming growth factor-β, a well-known accelerator in fibrosis. Hic-5 involvement in various fibrotic disorders, e.g., scar formation, keloid formation and glomerulosclerosis, has been proposed. siRNA silencing of Hic-5 in a breast cancer cell line reduces its invasiveness; moreover, Hic-5 serves as a steroid hormone co-activator and likely participates in endometriosis and prostate cancer. Thus, functional characterization of Hic-5 in various pathophysiological conditions may afford novel mechanistic insights into a wide variety of diseases.
Joo-Ri Kim-Kaneyama; Xiao-Feng Lei; Shigeko Arita; Aya Miyauchi; Takuro Miyazaki; Akira Miyazaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1880-3873     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506298     Medline TA:  J Atheroscler Thromb     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biochemistry, Showa University School of Medicine.
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