RGD Reference Report - Olfactomedin 2 Regulates Smooth Muscle Phenotypic Modulation and Vascular Remodeling Through Mediating Runt-Related Transcription Factor 2 Binding to Serum Response Factor. - Rat Genome Database

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Olfactomedin 2 Regulates Smooth Muscle Phenotypic Modulation and Vascular Remodeling Through Mediating Runt-Related Transcription Factor 2 Binding to Serum Response Factor.

Authors: Shi, Ning  Li, Chen-Xiao  Cui, Xiao-Bing  Tomarev, Stanislav I  Chen, Shi-You 
Citation: Shi N, etal., Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2017 Mar;37(3):446-454. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.116.308606. Epub 2017 Jan 5.
RGD ID: 13441204
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:28062493
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1161/ATVBAHA.116.308606


OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate the role and underlying mechanism of Olfactomedin 2 (Olfm2) in smooth muscle cell (SMC) phenotypic modulation and vascular remodeling.
APPROACH AND RESULTS: Platelet-derived growth factor-BB induces Olfm2 expression in primary SMCs while modulating SMC phenotype as shown by the downregulation of SMC marker proteins. Knockdown of Olfm2 blocks platelet-derived growth factor-BB-induced SMC phenotypic modulation, proliferation, and migration. Conversely, Olfm2 overexpression inhibits SMC marker expression. Mechanistically, Olfm2 promotes the interaction of serum response factor with the runt-related transcription factor 2 that is induced by platelet-derived growth factor-BB, leading to a decreased interaction between serum response factor and myocardin, causing a repression of SMC marker gene transcription and consequently SMC phenotypic modulation. Animal studies show that Olfm2 is upregulated in balloon-injured rat carotid arteries. Knockdown of Olfm2 effectively inhibits balloon injury-induced neointima formation. Importantly, knockout of Olfm2 in mice profoundly suppresses wire injury-induced neointimal hyperplasia while restoring SMC contractile protein expression, suggesting that Olfm2 plays a critical role in SMC phenotypic modulation in vivo.
CONCLUSIONS: Olfm2 is a novel factor mediating SMC phenotypic modulation. Thus, Olfm2 may be a potential target for treating injury-induced proliferative vascular diseases.



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Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Olfm2  (olfactomedin 2)
Runx2  (RUNX family transcription factor 2)


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