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    Signal transducer and activator of transcription-1 localizes to the mitochondria and modulates mitophagy

    Bourke, L.T. and Knight, R,A, and Latchman, David S. and Stephanou, A. and McCormick, J. (2013) Signal transducer and activator of transcription-1 localizes to the mitochondria and modulates mitophagy. JAK-STAT 2 (4), e25666. ISSN 2162-3988.

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    Abstract

    The signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) proteins are latent transcription factors that have been shown to be involved in cell proliferation, development, apoptosis, and autophagy. STAT proteins undergo activation by phosphorylation at tyrosine 701 and serine 727 where they translocate to the nucleus to regulate gene expression. STAT1 has been shown to be involved in promoting apoptotic cell death in response to cardiac ischemia/reperfusion and has recently been shown by our laboratory to be involved in negatively regulating autophagy. These processes are thought to promote cell death and restrict cell survival leading to the generation of an infarct. Here we present data that shows STAT1 localizes to the mitochondria and co-immunoprecipitates with LC3. Furthermore, electron microscopy studies also reveal mitochondria from ex vivo I/R treated hearts of STAT1KO mice contained within a double membrane autophagosome indicating that STAT1 may be involved in negatively regulating mitophagy. This is the first description of STAT1 being localized to the mitochondria and also having a role in mitophagy.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): mitochondria, mitophagy, autophagy, autophagosome, heart, ischemia, reperfusion, STAT
    School: Master's Office
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 15:50
    Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 14:44
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9136

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