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GSE67052: RNA-sequencing of DYRK1A-deficient (CKO) pre-B and pre-T cells

Bulk RNA sequencing

Pre-B and pre-T lymphocytes must orchestrate a transition from a highly proliferative state to a quiescent one during development. Cyclin D3 is essential for these cells proliferation, but little is known about its post-translational regulation at this stage. Here, we show that the dual specificity tyrosine-regulated kinase 1A (DYRK1A) restrains Cyclin D3 protein levels by phosphorylating T283 to induce its degradation. Loss of DYRK1A activity, via genetic inactivation or pharmacologic inhibition, caused accumulation of Cyclin D3 protein, incomplete repression of E2F-mediated gene transcription, and failure to properly couple cell cycle exit with differentiation. Expression of a non-phosphorylatable Cyclin D3 T283A mutant recapitulated these defects, while inhibition of Cyclin D:CDK4/6 mitigated the effects of DYRK1A inhibition. These data uncover a previously unknown role for DYRK1A in lymphopoiesis, and demonstrate how Cyclin D3 protein stability is negatively regulated during exit from the proliferative phases of B and T cell development. SOURCE: John Crispino ( - The University of Chicago

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