Mouse hematopoietic cell-targeted STAT3 deletion: Stem/progenitor cell defects, mitochondrial dysfunction, ROS overproduction, and a rapid aging-like phenotype

Charlie Mantel, Steven Messina-Graham, Akira Moh, Scott Cooper, Giao Hangoc, Xin Yuan Fu, Hal Broxmeyer

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Abstract

Nuclear transcription factor Stat3 is important for proper regulation of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) and hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) proliferation, survival, and cytokine signaling responses. A new, noncanonical role for Stat3 in mitochondrial function has been discovered recently. However, there is little information on the role(s) of mitochondrial Stat3 in HSC/HPC function, especially potential effects of Stat3/mitochondrial dysregulation in human diseases. We investigated hematopoietic cell-targeted deletion of the STAT3 gene in HSCs/HPCs with a focus on mitochondrial function. We found that STAT3-/- mice, which have a very shortened lifespan, dysfunctional/dysregulated mitochondrial function and excessive reactive oxygen species production in HSCs/HPCs that coincides with pronounced defects in function. These animals have a blood phenotype with similarities to premature aging and to human diseases of myelodysplastic syndrome and myeloproliferative neoplasms such as erythroid dysplasia, anemia, excessive myeloproliferation, and lymphomyeloid ratio shifts. We show herein that the lifespan of STAT3 -/- animals is lengthened by treatment with a reactive oxygen species scavenger, which lessened the severity of the blood phenotype. These data suggest a need for more detailed studies of role(s) of Stat3 in HSC/HPC mitochondrial function in human diseases and raise the idea that mitochondrial Stat3 could be used as a potential therapeutic target.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2589-2599
Number of pages11
JournalBlood
Volume120
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 2012

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Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Stem cells
Stem Cells
Aging of materials
Phenotype
Defects
Reactive Oxygen Species
Animals
Blood
Premature Aging
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Gene Deletion
Cell proliferation
Anemia
Cell Survival
Transcription Factors
Genes
Cell Proliferation
Cytokines
Neoplasms

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  • Hematology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology

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Mouse hematopoietic cell-targeted STAT3 deletion : Stem/progenitor cell defects, mitochondrial dysfunction, ROS overproduction, and a rapid aging-like phenotype. / Mantel, Charlie; Messina-Graham, Steven; Moh, Akira; Cooper, Scott; Hangoc, Giao; Fu, Xin Yuan; Broxmeyer, Hal.

In: Blood, Vol. 120, No. 13, 27.09.2012, p. 2589-2599.

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Mantel, Charlie ; Messina-Graham, Steven ; Moh, Akira ; Cooper, Scott ; Hangoc, Giao ; Fu, Xin Yuan ; Broxmeyer, Hal. / Mouse hematopoietic cell-targeted STAT3 deletion : Stem/progenitor cell defects, mitochondrial dysfunction, ROS overproduction, and a rapid aging-like phenotype. In: Blood. 2012 ; Vol. 120, No. 13. pp. 2589-2599.
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