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Title: 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 contributes to the pro-inflammatory response of keratinocytes

Abstract

Highlights: •We investigate the role of 11β-HSD1 in skin inflammation. •Various stimuli increase expression of 11β-HSD1 in keratinocytes. •11β-HSD1 knockdown by siRNA decreases cortisol levels in media. •11β-HSD1 knockdown abrogates the response to pro-inflammatory cytokines. •Low-dose versus high-dose cortisol has opposing effects on keratinocyte inflammation. -- Abstract: The endogenous glucocorticoid, cortisol, is released from the adrenal gland in response to various stress stimuli. Extra-adrenal cortisol production has recently been reported to occur in various tissues. Skin is known to synthesize cortisol through a de novo pathway and through an activating enzyme. The enzyme that catalyzes the intracellular conversion of hormonally-inactive cortisone into active cortisol is 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1). We recently reported that 11β-HSD1 is expressed in normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEKs) and negatively regulates proliferation of NHEKs. In this study, we investigated the role of 11β-HSD1 in skin inflammation. Expression of 11β-HSD1 was induced by UV-B irradiation and in response to the pro-inflammatory cytokines, IL-1β and TNFα. Increased cortisol concentrations in culture media also increased in response to these stimuli. To investigate the function of increased 11β-HSD1 in response to pro-inflammatory cytokines, we knocked down 11β-HSD1 by transfecting siRNA. Production of IL-6 and IL-8 in response to IL-1β ormore » TNFα stimulation was attenuated in NHEKs transfected with si11β-HSD1 compared with control cells. In addition, IL-1β-induced IL-6 production was enhanced in cultures containing 1 × 10{sup −13} M cortisol, whereas 1 × 10{sup −5} M cortisol attenuated production of IL-6. Thus, cortisol showed immunostimulatory and immunosuppressive activities depending on its concentration. Our results indicate that 11β-HSD1 expression is increased by various stimuli. Thus, regulation of cytosolic cortisol concentrations by 11β-HSD1 appears to modulate expression of inflammatory cytokines in NHEKs.« less

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OSTI Identifier:
22242143
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications; Journal Volume: 440; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ADRENAL GLANDS; CORTISONE; CULTURE MEDIA; DNA; ENZYMES; HYDROCORTISONE; INFLAMMATION; IRRADIATION; LYMPHOKINES; PHOSPHATES; POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION; SKIN; STIMULI; SULFONIC ACIDS

Citation Formats

Itoi, Saori, Terao, Mika, E-mail: mterao@derma.med.osaka-u.ac.jp, Murota, Hiroyuki, and Katayama, Ichiro. 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 contributes to the pro-inflammatory response of keratinocytes. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1016/J.BBRC.2013.09.065.
Itoi, Saori, Terao, Mika, E-mail: mterao@derma.med.osaka-u.ac.jp, Murota, Hiroyuki, & Katayama, Ichiro. 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 contributes to the pro-inflammatory response of keratinocytes. United States. doi:10.1016/J.BBRC.2013.09.065.
Itoi, Saori, Terao, Mika, E-mail: mterao@derma.med.osaka-u.ac.jp, Murota, Hiroyuki, and Katayama, Ichiro. Fri . "11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 contributes to the pro-inflammatory response of keratinocytes". United States. doi:10.1016/J.BBRC.2013.09.065.
@article{osti_22242143,
title = {11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 contributes to the pro-inflammatory response of keratinocytes},
author = {Itoi, Saori and Terao, Mika, E-mail: mterao@derma.med.osaka-u.ac.jp and Murota, Hiroyuki and Katayama, Ichiro},
abstractNote = {Highlights: •We investigate the role of 11β-HSD1 in skin inflammation. •Various stimuli increase expression of 11β-HSD1 in keratinocytes. •11β-HSD1 knockdown by siRNA decreases cortisol levels in media. •11β-HSD1 knockdown abrogates the response to pro-inflammatory cytokines. •Low-dose versus high-dose cortisol has opposing effects on keratinocyte inflammation. -- Abstract: The endogenous glucocorticoid, cortisol, is released from the adrenal gland in response to various stress stimuli. Extra-adrenal cortisol production has recently been reported to occur in various tissues. Skin is known to synthesize cortisol through a de novo pathway and through an activating enzyme. The enzyme that catalyzes the intracellular conversion of hormonally-inactive cortisone into active cortisol is 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1). We recently reported that 11β-HSD1 is expressed in normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEKs) and negatively regulates proliferation of NHEKs. In this study, we investigated the role of 11β-HSD1 in skin inflammation. Expression of 11β-HSD1 was induced by UV-B irradiation and in response to the pro-inflammatory cytokines, IL-1β and TNFα. Increased cortisol concentrations in culture media also increased in response to these stimuli. To investigate the function of increased 11β-HSD1 in response to pro-inflammatory cytokines, we knocked down 11β-HSD1 by transfecting siRNA. Production of IL-6 and IL-8 in response to IL-1β or TNFα stimulation was attenuated in NHEKs transfected with si11β-HSD1 compared with control cells. In addition, IL-1β-induced IL-6 production was enhanced in cultures containing 1 × 10{sup −13} M cortisol, whereas 1 × 10{sup −5} M cortisol attenuated production of IL-6. Thus, cortisol showed immunostimulatory and immunosuppressive activities depending on its concentration. Our results indicate that 11β-HSD1 expression is increased by various stimuli. Thus, regulation of cytosolic cortisol concentrations by 11β-HSD1 appears to modulate expression of inflammatory cytokines in NHEKs.},
doi = {10.1016/J.BBRC.2013.09.065},
journal = {Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications},
number = 2,
volume = 440,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 18 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Fri Oct 18 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
}