RRC ID 48888
Author Wang L, Han J, Shan P, You S, Chen X, Jin Y, Wang J, Huang W, Wang Y, Liang G.
Title MD2 Blockage Protects Obesity-Induced Vascular Remodeling via Activating AMPK/Nrf2.
Journal Obesity (Silver Spring)
Abstract OBJECTIVE:Obesity and increased free fatty acid (FFA) levels are tightly linked with vascular oxidative stress and remodeling. Myeloid differentiation 2 (MD2), an important protein in innate immunity, is requisite for endotoxin lipopolysaccharide responsiveness. This study shows that palmitic acid (PA) also bonds to MD2, initiating cardiac inflammatory injury. However, it is not clear whether MD2 plays a role in noninflammatory systems such as obesity- and FFA-related oxidative stress involved in vascular remodeling and injury. The aim of this study is to examine whether MD2 participates in reactive oxygen species increase and vascular remodeling.
METHODS:Male MD2-/- mice and wild-type littermates with a C57BL/6 background were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) to establish obesity-induced vascular remodeling. Rat aortic endothelial cells (RAECs) and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) were treated with PA to induce oxidative stress and injury.
RESULTS:In vivo, MD2 deficiency significantly reduced HFD-induced vascular oxidative stress, fibrosis, and remodeling, accompanied with AMP-activated kinase (AMPK) activation and nuclear factor erythroid (Nrf2) upregulation. In VSMCs and RAECs, inhibition of MD2 by neutralizing monoclonal antibody to MD2 or small interfering RNA knockdown significantly activated the AMPK/Nrf2-signaling pathway and reduced PA-induced oxidative stress and cell injury.
CONCLUSIONS:It was demonstrated that the deletion or inhibition of MD2 protects against HFD/FFA-induced vascular oxidative stress and remodeling by activating the AMPK/Nrf2-signaling pathway.
Volume 25(9)
Pages 1532-1539
Published 2017-9-1
DOI 10.1002/oby.21916
PMID 28726347
MeSH AMP-Activated Protein Kinases / metabolism* Animals Aorta Diet, High-Fat Endothelial Cells / drug effects Endothelial Cells / metabolism Enzyme Activation / drug effects Lymphocyte Antigen 96 / antagonists & inhibitors* Lymphocyte Antigen 96 / deficiency Lymphocyte Antigen 96 / physiology Male Mice Mice, Inbred C57BL Mice, Knockout Muscle, Smooth, Vascular / cytology Muscle, Smooth, Vascular / drug effects Myocytes, Smooth Muscle / drug effects Myocytes, Smooth Muscle / metabolism NF-E2-Related Factor 2 / physiology* Obesity / complications* Obesity / metabolism Oxidative Stress / drug effects Palmitic Acid / pharmacology RNA, Small Interfering / pharmacology Rats Signal Transduction / drug effects Vascular Remodeling / physiology*
IF 3.742
Times Cited 7
Mice RBRC02388