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@article{Dufton:2017:10.1038/s41467-017-01169-0,
author = {Dufton, NP and peghaire, CR and Osuna-Almagro, L and Raimondi, C and Kalna, V and Chuahan, A and Webb, G and Yang, Y and Birdsey, GM and Lalor, P and Mason, JC and Adams, D and Randi, AM},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-017-01169-0},
journal = {Nature Communications},
title = {Dynamic regulation of canonical TGFβ signaling by endothelial transcription factor ERG protects from liver fibrogenesis},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01169-0},
volume = {8},
year = {2017}
}

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AB - The role of the endothelium in protecting from chronic liver disease and TGFβ-mediated fibrosis remains unclear. Here we describe how the endothelial transcription factor ETS-related gene (ERG) promotes liver homoeostasis by controlling canonical TGFβ-SMAD signalling, driving the SMAD1 pathway while repressing SMAD3 activity. Molecular analysis shows that ERG binds to SMAD3, restricting its access to DNA. Ablation of ERG expression results in endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) and spontaneous liver fibrogenesis in EC-specific constitutive hemi-deficient (ErgcEC-Het) and inducible homozygous deficient mice (ErgiEC-KO), in a SMAD3-dependent manner. Acute administration of the TNF-α inhibitor etanercept inhibits carbon tetrachloride (CCL4)-induced fibrogenesis in an ERG-dependent manner in mice. Decreased ERG expression also correlates with EndMT in tissues from patients with end-stage liver fibrosis. These studies identify a pathogenic mechanism where loss of ERG causes endothelial-dependent liver fibrogenesis via regulation of SMAD2/3. Moreover, ERG represents a promising candidate biomarker for assessing EndMT in liver disease.
AU - Dufton,NP
AU - peghaire,CR
AU - Osuna-Almagro,L
AU - Raimondi,C
AU - Kalna,V
AU - Chuahan,A
AU - Webb,G
AU - Yang,Y
AU - Birdsey,GM
AU - Lalor,P
AU - Mason,JC
AU - Adams,D
AU - Randi,AM
DO - 10.1038/s41467-017-01169-0
PY - 2017///
SN - 2041-1723
TI - Dynamic regulation of canonical TGFβ signaling by endothelial transcription factor ERG protects from liver fibrogenesis
T2 - Nature Communications
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01169-0
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/50493
VL - 8
ER -