Lamin A/C

PDB rendering based on 1ifr.
External IDs OMIM150330 MGI96794 HomoloGene41321 GeneCards: LMNA Gene
RNA expression pattern
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PBB GE LMNA 212086 x at tn.png
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More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 4000 16905
Ensembl ENSG00000160789 ENSMUSG00000028063
UniProt P02545 Q3U7I5
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_005572.3 NM_001002011
RefSeq (protein) NP_005563.1 NP_001002011
Location (UCSC) Chr 1:
156.05 – 156.11 Mb
Chr 3:
88.29 – 88.31 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Lamin A/C also known as LMNA is a protein that in humans is encoded by the LMNA gene.[1][2] Lamin A/C belongs to the lamin family of proteins.



The nuclear lamina consists of a two-dimensional matrix of proteins located next to the inner nuclear membrane. The lamin family of proteins make up the matrix and are highly conserved in evolution. During mitosis, the lamina matrix is reversibly disassembled as the lamin proteins are phosphorylated. Lamin proteins are thought to be involved in nuclear stability, chromatin structure and gene expression. Vertebrate lamins consist of two types, A and B. Through alternate splicing, this gene encodes three type A lamin isoforms.[3]

Early in mitosis, MPF phosphorylates specific serine residues in all three nuclear lamins, causing depolymerization of the lamin intermediate filaments. The phosphorylated lamin B dimers remain associated with the nuclear membrane via their isoprenyl anchor. Lamin A is targeted to the nuclear membrane by an isoprenyl group but it is cleaved shortly after arriving at the membrane. It stays associated with the membrane through protein-protein interactions of itself and other membrane associated proteins, such as LAP1. Depolymerization of the nuclear lamins leads to disintegration of the nuclear envelope. Transfection experiments demonstrate that phosphorylation of human lamin A is required for lamin depolymerization, and thus for disassembly of the nuclear envelope, which normally occurs early in mitosis.

Clinical significance

Mutations in the LMNA gene are associated with several diseases, including Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy, familial partial lipodystrophy, limb girdle muscular dystrophy, dilated cardiomyopathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. A truncated version of lamin A, commonly known as progerin, causes Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome.[4][5]


LMNA has been shown to interact with:

Biogenesis of lamin A in normal cells and the failure to generate mature lamin A in HGPS. In the setting of ZMPSTE24 deficiency, the final step of lamin processing does not occur, resulting in an accumulation of farnesyl-prelamin A. In HGPS, a 50-amino acid deletion in prelamin A (amino acids 607–656) removes the site for the second endoproteolytic cleavage. Consequently, no mature lamin A is formed, and a farnesylated mutant prelamin A (progerin) accumulates in cells. Coutinho et al. Immunity & Ageing 2009.[16]


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  3. ^ "Entrez Gene: LMNA lamin A/C". http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=4000. 
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  6. ^ Tang K, Finley RL, Nie D, Honn KV (March 2000). "Identification of 12-lipoxygenase interaction with cellular proteins by yeast two-hybrid screening". Biochemistry 39 (12): 3185–91. doi:10.1021/bi992664v. PMID 10727209. 
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  8. ^ Lattanzi G, Cenni V, Marmiroli S, Capanni C, Mattioli E, Merlini L, Squarzoni S, Maraldi NM (April 2003). "Association of emerin with nuclear and cytoplasmic actin is regulated in differentiating myoblasts". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 303 (3): 764–70. doi:10.1016/S0006-291X(03)00415-7. PMID 12670476. 
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  11. ^ Barton RM, Worman HJ (October 1999). "Prenylated prelamin A interacts with Narf, a novel nuclear protein". J. Biol. Chem. 274 (42): 30008–18. doi:10.1074/jbc.274.42.30008. PMID 10514485. 
  12. ^ Lloyd DJ, Trembath RC, Shackleton S (April 2002). "A novel interaction between lamin A and SREBP1: implications for partial lipodystrophy and other laminopathies". Hum. Mol. Genet. 11 (7): 769–77. doi:10.1093/hmg/11.7.769. PMID 11929849. 
  13. ^ Markiewicz E, Dechat T, Foisner R, Quinlan RA, Hutchison CJ (December 2002). "Lamin A/C binding protein LAP2alpha is required for nuclear anchorage of retinoblastoma protein". Mol. Biol. Cell 13 (12): 4401–13. doi:10.1091/mbc.E02-07-0450. PMC 138642. PMID 12475961. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=138642. 
  14. ^ Dechat T, Korbei B, Vaughan OA, Vlcek S, Hutchison CJ, Foisner R (October 2000). "Lamina-associated polypeptide 2alpha binds intranuclear A-type lamins". J. Cell. Sci. 113 Pt 19: 3473–84. PMID 10984438. 
  15. ^ Dreuillet C, Tillit J, Kress M, Ernoult-Lange M (November 2002). "In vivo and in vitro interaction between human transcription factor MOK2 and nuclear lamin A/C". Nucleic Acids Res. 30 (21): 4634–42. doi:10.1093/nar/gkf587. PMC 135794. PMID 12409453. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=135794. 
  16. ^ Coutinho HD, Falcão-Silva VS, Gonçalves GF, da Nóbrega RB (2009). "Molecular ageing in progeroid syndromes: Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome as a model". Immun Ageing 6: 4. doi:10.1186/1742-4933-6-4. PMC 2674425. PMID 19379495. http://www.immunityageing.com/content/6//4. 

Further reading

  • Gruenbaum Y, Wilson KL, Harel A, et al. (2000). "Review: nuclear lamins--structural proteins with fundamental functions.". J. Struct. Biol. 129 (2–3): 313–23. doi:10.1006/jsbi.2000.4216. PMID 10806082. 
  • Worman HJ, Courvalin JC (2000). "The inner nuclear membrane". J. Membr. Biol. 177 (1): 1–11. doi:10.1007/s002320001096. PMID 10960149. 
  • Burke B, Mounkes LC, Stewart CL (2002). "The nuclear envelope in muscular dystrophy and cardiovascular diseases". Traffic 2 (10): 675–83. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0854.2001.21001.x. PMID 11576443. 
  • Mounkes LC, Burke B, Stewart CL (2001). "The A-type lamins: nuclear structural proteins as a focus for muscular dystrophy and cardiovascular diseases". Trends Cardiovasc. Med. 11 (7): 280–5. doi:10.1016/S1050-1738(01)00126-8. PMID 11709282. 
  • Vigouroux C, Magré J, Desbois-Mouthon C, et al. (2002). "[Major insulin resistance syndromes: clinical and physiopathological aspects]". J. Soc. Biol. 195 (3): 249–57. PMID 11833462. 
  • Helbling-Leclerc A, Bonne G, Schwartz K (2002). "Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy". Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 10 (3): 157–61. doi:10.1038/sj.ejhg.5200744. PMID 11973618. 
  • Burke B, Stewart CL (2002). "Life at the edge: the nuclear envelope and human disease". Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol. 3 (8): 575–85. doi:10.1038/nrm879. PMID 12154369. 
  • Novelli G, D'Apice MR (2004). "The strange case of the "lumper" lamin A/C gene and human premature ageing". Trends in molecular medicine 9 (9): 370–5. doi:10.1016/S1471-4914(03)00162-X. PMID 13129702. 
  • Pasotti M, Repetto A, Pisani A, Arbustini E (2004). "[Diseases associated with lamin A/C gene defects: what the clinical cardiologist ought to know]". Italian heart journal. Supplement : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology 5 (2): 98–111. PMID 15080529. 
  • Al-Shali KZ, Hegele RA (2005). "Laminopathies and atherosclerosis". Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 24 (9): 1591–5. doi:10.1161/01.ATV.0000136392.59656.8b. PMID 15205220. 
  • Garg A, Cogulu O, Ozkinay F, et al. (2005). "A novel homozygous Ala529Val LMNA mutation in Turkish patients with mandibuloacral dysplasia". J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 90 (9): 5259–64. doi:10.1210/jc.2004-2560. PMID 15998779. 
  • Lees-Miller SP (2006). "Dysfunction of lamin A triggers a DNA damage response and cellular senescence". DNA Repair (Amst.) 5 (2): 286–9. doi:10.1016/j.dnarep.2005.10.007. PMID 16344005. 
  • Donadille B, Lascols O, Capeau J, Vigouroux C (2006). "Etiological investigations in apparent type 2 diabetes: when to search for lamin A/C mutations?". Diabetes Metab. 31 (6): 527–32. doi:10.1016/S1262-3636(07)70227-6. PMID 16357800. 
  • Young SG, Meta M, Yang SH, Fong LG (2007). "Prelamin A farnesylation and progeroid syndromes". J. Biol. Chem. 281 (52): 39741–5. doi:10.1074/jbc.R600033200. PMID 17090536. 
  • Halaschek-Wiener J, Brooks-Wilson A (2007). "Progeria of stem cells: stem cell exhaustion in Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome". J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. 62 (1): 3–8. PMID 17301031. 
  • Mazereeuw-Hautier J, Wilson LC, Mohammed S, et al. (2007). "Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome: clinical findings in three patients carrying the G608G mutation in LMNA and review of the literature". Br. J. Dermatol. 156 (6): 1308–14. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2133.2007.07897.x. PMID 17459035. 
  • Sliwińska MA (2007). "[The role of lamins and mutations of LMNA gene in physiological and premature aging]". Postepy Biochem. 53 (1): 46–52. PMID 17718387. 
  • Genschel J, Schmidt HH (December 2000). "Mutations in the LMNA gene encoding lamin A/C". Hum. Mutat. 16 (6): 451–9. doi:10.1002/1098-1004(200012)16:6<451::AID-HUMU1>3.0.CO;2-9. PMID 11102973. 
  • Scaffidi P, Misteli T. (April 2005). "Reversal of the cellular phenotype in the premature aging disease Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome". Nat Med. 11 (4): 440–5. doi:10.1038/nm1204. PMC 1351119. PMID 15750600. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=1351119. 

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