Altered S-nitrosylation of p53 is responsible for impaired antioxidant response in skeletal muscle during aging

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Abstract

p53 transcriptional activity has been proposed to regulate both homeostasis and sarcopenia of skeletal muscle during aging. However, the exact molecular function of p53 remains to be clearly defined. We demonstrated a requirement of nuclear p53 S-nitrosylation in inducing a nitric oxide/PGC-1a-mediated antioxidant pathway in skeletal muscle. Importantly, mutant form of p53-DNA binding domain (C124S) did not undergo nuclear Snitrosylation and failed in inducing the expression of antioxidant genes (i.e. SOD2 and GCLC). Moreover, we found that during aging the nuclear S-nitrosylation of p53 significantly declines in gastrocnemius/soleus leading to an impairment of redox homeostasis of skeletal muscle. We suggested that decreased level of nuclear neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)/Syntrophin complex, which we observed during aging, could be responsible for impaired nuclear S-nitrosylation. Taken together, our data indicate that altered S-nitrosylation of p53 during aging could be a contributing factor of sarcopenia condition and of other skeletal muscle pathologies associated with oxidative/nitrosative stress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3450-3467
Number of pages18
JournalAging
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Antioxidant
  • Atrophy
  • S-nitrosylation
  • Sarcopenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Cell Biology

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