Targeting survivin has the ability to inhibit apoptosis and regulate mitosis for the protection of neuronal cells, and it offers several advantages for neuronal repair and protection. We found that the BIR motif mutant of survivin (SurR9-C84A) can bind to microtubules and regulate their stability, induce cell division, increase proliferation and activate the expression of cell cycle and neuronal markers in differentiated SK-N-SH and HCN-2 neurons. We further showed the protective effects of SurR9-C84A against post differentiation retinoic acid induced neurotoxicity. These abilities of SurR9-C84A offer a great potential for future neuronal repair therapy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy
- Clinical Neurology