RRC ID 19324
Author Kawanami Y, Morimoto Y, Kim H, Nakamura T, Machida K, Kido T, Asonuma E, Yatera K, Yoshii C, Kido M.
Title Calcitonin gene-related peptide stimulates proliferation of alveolar epithelial cells.
Journal Respir. Res.
Abstract BACKGROUND:Alveolar epithelial cells are known as progenitor cells for the restoration from the damage in the lung. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) has been reported to play an important role in the proliferation of various types of epithelial and endothelial cells. We investigated the effects of CGRP on the proliferation of alveolar epithelial cells in vitro and in vivo.
METHODS:A549 cells were cultured in Dulbecco Modified Eagle Medium with 5% fatal bovin serum for 24 hours, then CGRP was added in vitro. The proliferation of DNA synthesis was measured using 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine, an analog of thymidine, by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.As one intracellular response to CGRP, we examined activation of p44/42- extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway by adding CGRP, using western blotting method.Recombinant adenovirus encoding nuclear-targeted-human beta-CGRP (rhCGRP) was administered into Male Wister rat (n = 5, 10 weeks old) lungs by intratracheal instillation in vivo. 7 days after the administration of CGRP, rat lungs were harvested and histological findings and immunohistochemical staining of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) were evaluated to examine cell proliferation.
RESULTS:In vitro study, CGRP increased the proliferation of A549 cells in a dose and time dependent manner. CGRP8-37 (inhibitor of CGRP receptor) decreased CGRP induced proliferation of DNA synthesis. Phosphorylation of ERK pathway was observed within 15 minutes and peaked in one hour. U0126 (inhibitor of ERK pathway) decreased CGRP induced proliferation of DNA synthesis.In vivo study, histological examination of the lung indicated proliferation of alveolar epithelial cells in the rhCGRP-treated group and the nuclei of alveolar epithelial cells were positive for PCNA immunostaining.
CONCLUSION:In this study, we conclude that CGRP stimulates proliferation of human alveolar epithelial cells in vivo and in vitro.
Volume 10
Pages 8
Published 2009-2-3
DOI 10.1186/1465-9921-10-8
PII 1465-9921-10-8
PMID 19192276
PMC PMC2651852
MeSH Adenoviridae / genetics Animals Butadienes / pharmacology Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide / genetics Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide / metabolism* Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide / pharmacology Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Receptor Antagonists Cell Line, Tumor Cell Proliferation* / drug effects DNA Replication Epithelial Cells / drug effects Epithelial Cells / enzymology Epithelial Cells / metabolism* Epithelial Cells / pathology Gene Transfer Techniques Genetic Vectors Humans Male Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 1 / metabolism Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 3 / metabolism Nitriles / pharmacology Peptide Fragments / pharmacology Phosphorylation Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen / metabolism Protein Kinase Inhibitors / pharmacology Pulmonary Alveoli / drug effects Pulmonary Alveoli / enzymology Pulmonary Alveoli / metabolism* Pulmonary Alveoli / pathology Rats Rats, Wistar Receptors, Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide / metabolism Recombinant Proteins / metabolism Time Factors
IF 3.751
Times Cited 14
Human and Animal Cells A549 (RCB0098)