Cytosolic FoxO1: Alive and killing

Nature Cell Biology (Impact Factor: 19.68). 07/2010; 12(7):642-3. DOI: 10.1038/ncb0710-642
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Tumour suppressors of the Forkhead box O (FoxO) family are proposed to limit tumour growth through direct transcriptional regulation. Cytosolic FoxO1 can also suppress tumour growth by triggering autophagy and ultimately cell death in a transcription-independent manner.

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    • "However, part of HDAC effects is independent of the nucleus, for example, FOXO (Forkhead box O) transcriptional protein family members, including FOXO1 and FOXO3. Cytosolic FOXO1 was reported to suppress tumor growth by triggering autophagy [60]. In response to stress, FOXO1 could be acetylated by SIRT2 and the acetylated FoxO1 bound to Atg7 to influence the autophagic process leading to cell death [43]. "
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    • "Recently, some of the FoxO1 and FoxO3A target genes were shown to be involved in autophagic protection of skeletal myocytes, cardiomyocytes and neurons from stress conditions (Hariharan et al, 2010; Masiero et al, 2009; Medema & Jaattela, 2010; Sengupta et al, 2009; van der Vos et al, 2011; Xu et al, 2011; Zhao et al, 2007). Autophagy can also be induced by intracellular stresses that are involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy including hypoxia or ER stress (Kume et al, 2012; Mizushima & Komatsu, 2011), and plays an important role as a survival factor especially in post-mitotic cells such as podocytes (Fogo, 2011; Godel et al, 2011; Hartleben et al, 2010; He et al, 2010; Inoki et al, 2011; Kume et al, 2010; Nath, 2010). "
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