Rab5 and Rab11 maintain hematopoietic homeostasis by restricting multiple signaling pathways in Drosophila

  1. Shichao Yu
  2. Fangzhou Luo
  3. Li Hua Jin  Is a corresponding author
  1. Northeast Forestry University, China

Abstract

The hematopoietic system of Drosophila is a powerful genetic model for studying hematopoiesis, and vesicle trafficking is important for signal transduction during various developmental processes; however, its interaction with hematopoiesis is currently largely unknown. In this article, we selected three endosome markers, Rab5, Rab7 and Rab11, that play a key role in membrane trafficking and determined whether they participate in hematopoiesis. Inhibiting Rab5 or Rab11 in hemocytes or the cortical zone (CZ) significantly induced cell overproliferation and lamellocyte formation in circulating hemocytes and lymph glands and disrupted blood cell progenitor maintenance. Lamellocyte formation involves the JNK, Toll, and Ras/EGFR signaling pathways. Notably, lamellocyte formation was also associated with JNK-dependent autophagy. In conclusion, we identified Rab5 and Rab11 as novel regulators of hematopoiesis, and our results advance the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the maintenance of hematopoietic homeostasis as well as the pathology of blood disorders such as leukemia.

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  1. Shichao Yu

    Department of Genetics, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China
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  2. Fangzhou Luo

    Department of Genetics, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China
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  3. Li Hua Jin

    Department of Genetics, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China
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National Natural Science Foundation of China (31772521)

  • Li Hua Jin

The funders had no role in study design, data collection and interpretation, or the decision to submit the work for publication.

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  1. Jiwon Shim, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea

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  1. Received: July 8, 2020
  2. Accepted: February 8, 2021
  3. Accepted Manuscript published: February 9, 2021 (version 1)
  4. Version of Record published: February 18, 2021 (version 2)

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© 2021, Yu et al.

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  1. Shichao Yu
  2. Fangzhou Luo
  3. Li Hua Jin
(2021)
Rab5 and Rab11 maintain hematopoietic homeostasis by restricting multiple signaling pathways in Drosophila
eLife 10:e60870.
https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.60870

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