Translational profiling of cardiomyocytes identifies an early Jak1/Stat3 injury response required for zebrafish heart regeneration.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Certain lower vertebrates like zebrafish activate proliferation of spared cardiomyocytes after cardiac injury to regenerate lost heart muscle. Here, we used translating ribosome affinity purification to profile translating RNAs in zebrafish cardiomyocytes during heart regeneration. We identified dynamic induction of several Jak1/Stat3 pathway members following trauma, events accompanied by cytokine production. Transgenic Stat3 inhibition in cardiomyocytes restricted injury-induced proliferation and regeneration, but did not reduce cardiogenesis during animal growth. The secreted protein Rln3a was induced in a Stat3-dependent manner by injury, and exogenous Rln3 delivery during Stat3 inhibition stimulated cardiomyocyte proliferation. Our results identify an injury-specific cardiomyocyte program essential for heart regeneration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fang, Y; Gupta, V; Karra, R; Holdway, JE; Kikuchi, K; Poss, KD

Published Date

  • August 13, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 110 / 33

Start / End Page

  • 13416 - 13421

PubMed ID

  • 23901114

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3746860

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1091-6490

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.1309810110


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States