4-Hydroxynonenal (HNE) in the concentration range detectable in many pathophysiologic conditions is able to modulate signal transduction cascades and gene expression. Here, we report the stimulating effect of 1 μM HNE on the release of the monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) by murine macrophages. MCP-1-increased export following 1-h cell treatment with HNE proved to be comparable to that exerted by standard amounts of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). However, the key molecular event in HNE-induced secretion of MCP-1 appeared to be the increased activity of β-PKC isoforms, which are recognized as playing a role in the regulation of cell protein transport and secretion. On the other hand, in LPS-stimulated cells, the δ isoform was seen to be involved and was probably related to LPS-mediated effects on MCP-1 expression and synthesis. In conclusion, HNE might interact with other pro-inflammatory stimuli, like LPS, in a concerted amplification of MCP-1 production and secretion.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
- Cell signaling
- PKC isoenzymes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology