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Title: PCB 126 toxicity is modulated by cross-talk between caveolae and Nrf2 signaling

Environmental toxicants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been implicated in the promotion of multiple inflammatory disorders including cardiovascular disease, but information regarding mechanisms of toxicity and cross-talk between relevant cell signaling pathways is lacking. To examine the hypothesis that cross-talk between membrane domains called caveolae and nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) pathways alters PCB-induced inflammation, caveolin-1 was silenced in vascular endothelial cells, resulting in a decreased PCB-induced inflammatory response. Cav-1 silencing (siRNA treatment) also increased levels of Nrf2-ARE transcriptional binding, resulting in higher mRNA levels of the antioxidant genes glutathione s-transferase and NADPH dehydrogenase quinone-1 in both vehicle and PCB-treated systems. Along with this upregulated antioxidant response, Cav-1 siRNA treated cells exhibited decreased mRNA levels of the Nrf2 inhibitory protein Keap1 in both vehicle and PCB-treated samples. Silencing Cav-1 also decreased protein levels of Nrf2 inhibitory proteins Keap1 and Fyn kinase, especially in PCB-treated cells. Further, endothelial cells from wildtype and Cav-1 −/− mice were isolated and treated with PCB to better elucidate the role of functional caveolae in PCB-induced endothelial inflammation. Cav-1 −/− endothelial cells were protected from PCB-induced cellular dysfunction as evidenced by decreased vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM-1) protein induction. Compared to wildtype cells, Cav-1more » −/− endothelial cells also allowed for a more effective antioxidant response, as observed by higher levels of the antioxidant genes. These data demonstrate novel cross-talk mechanisms between Cav-1 and Nrf2 and implicate the reduction of Cav-1 as a protective mechanism for PCB-induced cellular dysfunction and inflammation. - Highlights: • Reduction of caveolin-1 protein protects against polychlorinated biphenyl toxicity. • Decreasing caveolin-1 levels increases the Nrf2 antioxidant response. • Reducing caveolin-1 levels decreases expression of Nrf2 inhibitory proteins. • Caveolin-1/Nrf2 cross-talk is evident in mouse, human, and porcine endothelial cells.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [3] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Graduate Center for Toxicology, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536 (United States)
  2. (United States)
  3. University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center, Lexington, KY 40536 (United States)
  4. (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22439730
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology; Journal Volume: 277; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 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; ANTIOXIDANTS; BENZOQUINONES; CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; GENES; GLUTATHIONE; HYPOTHESIS; INFLAMMATION; MEMBRANES; MESSENGER-RNA; MICE; MOLECULES; OXIDATION; POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS; SIGNALS; TOXICITY