Plzf regulates germline progenitor self-renewal by opposing mTORC1

Robin M. Hobbs, Marco Seandel, Ilaria Falciatori, Shahin Rafii, Pier Paolo Pandolfi

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Abstract

Hyperactivity of mTORC1, a key mediator of cell growth, leads to stem cell depletion, although the underlying mechanisms are poorly defined. Using spermatogonial progenitor cells (SPCs) as a model system, we show that mTORC1 impairs stem cell maintenance by a negative feedback from mTORC1 to receptors required to transduce niche-derived signals. We find that SPCs lacking Plzf, a transcription factor essential for SPC maintenance, have enhanced mTORC1 activity. Aberrant mTORC1 activation in Plzf -/- SPCs inhibits their response to GDNF, a growth factor critical for SPC self-renewal, via negative feedback at the level of the GDNF receptor. Plzf opposes mTORC1 activity by inducing expression of the mTORC1 inhibitor Redd1. Thus, we identify the mTORC1-Plzf functional interaction as a critical rheostat for maintenance of the spermatogonial pool and propose a model whereby negative feedback from mTORC1 to the GDNF receptor balances SPC growth with self-renewal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)468-479
Number of pages12
JournalCell
Volume142
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CELLBIO
  • SIGNALING
  • STEMCELL

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Hobbs, R. M., Seandel, M., Falciatori, I., Rafii, S., & Pandolfi, P. P. (2010). Plzf regulates germline progenitor self-renewal by opposing mTORC1. Cell, 142(3), 468-479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2010.06.041
Hobbs, Robin M. ; Seandel, Marco ; Falciatori, Ilaria ; Rafii, Shahin ; Pandolfi, Pier Paolo. / Plzf regulates germline progenitor self-renewal by opposing mTORC1. In: Cell. 2010 ; Vol. 142, No. 3. pp. 468-479.
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Hobbs, RM, Seandel, M, Falciatori, I, Rafii, S & Pandolfi, PP 2010, 'Plzf regulates germline progenitor self-renewal by opposing mTORC1', Cell, vol. 142, no. 3, pp. 468-479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2010.06.041

Plzf regulates germline progenitor self-renewal by opposing mTORC1. / Hobbs, Robin M.; Seandel, Marco; Falciatori, Ilaria; Rafii, Shahin; Pandolfi, Pier Paolo.

In: Cell, Vol. 142, No. 3, 08.2010, p. 468-479.

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