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This article has been corrected. Correction in: Oncotarget. 2022; 13:723-724.

Mouse Sirt3 promotes autophagy in AngII-induced myocardial hypertrophy through the deacetylation of FoxO1

Jingyuan Li, Tongshuai Chen, Ming Xiao, Na Li, Shujian Wang, Hongyan Su, Xiaobin Guo, Hui Liu, Fangying Yan, Yi Yang, Yun Zhang and Peili Bu _

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Oncotarget. 2016; 7:86648-86659. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.13429

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Jingyuan Li1, Tongshuai Chen1, Ming Xiao1, Na Li1, Shujian Wang1, Hongyan Su1, Xiaobin Guo1, Hui Liu1, Fangying Yan1, Yi Yang1, Yun Zhang1, Peili Bu1

1The Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research, Chinese Ministry of Education and Chinese Ministry of Health, The State and Shandong Province Joint Key Laboratory of Translational Cardiovascular Medicine, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China

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Peili Bu, email: [email protected]

Keywords: Sirt3, FoxO1, autophagy, myocardial hypertrophy, deacetylation modification

Received: May 27, 2016     Accepted: November 02, 2016     Published: November 17, 2016


Sirt3, a mitochondrial NAD+-dependent histone deacetylase, is the only member proven to promote longevity in mammalian Sirtuin family. The processed short form of Sirt3 has been demonstrated to target many mediators of energy metabolism and mitochondrial stress adaptive program. Autophagy serves as a dynamic recycling mechanism and provides energy or metabolic substrates. Among the mechanisms triggered by cardiac stress, opinions vary as to whether autophagy is a protective or detrimental response. Here, by inducing the Sirt3-knockout mice to myocardial hypertrophy with chronic angiotensin II infusion for four weeks, we determined the role of Sirt3 in myocardial hypertrophy and autophagy. In this study, the Sirt3-knockout mice developed deteriorated cardiac function and impaired autophagy compared to wild-type mice. What’s more, the overexpression of Sirt3 by lentivirus transfection attenuated cardiomyocytes hypertrophy by promoting autophagy. We further demonstrated that Sirt3 could bind to FoxO1 and activate its deacetylation. Sequentially, deacetylated FoxO1 translocates to the nucleus where it facilitates downstream E3 ubiquitin ligases such as Muscle RING Finger 1 (MuRF1) and muscle atrophy F-box (MAFbx, Atrogin1). Altogether, these results revealed that Sirt3 activation is essential to improve autophagy flux by reducing the acetylation modification on FoxO1, which in turn alleviates myocardial hypertrophy.

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