RRC ID 63433
Author Noma T, Takahashi-Yanaga F, Arioka M, Mori Y, Sasaguri T.
Title Inhibition of GSK-3 reduces prostaglandin E2 production by decreasing the expression levels of COX-2 and mPGES-1 in monocyte/macrophage lineage cells.
Journal Biochem Pharmacol
Abstract Inflammatory stimuli induce prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) synthesis by upregulating cycloxgenase-2 (COX-2) and microsomal PGE synthase-1 (mPGES-1). Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) reportedly plays an important role in inflammatory reactions, whereas the role of this enzyme in inflammatory PGE2 production remains unclear. In the present study, therefore, we examined whether inhibition of GSK-3 can reduce inflammatory PGE2 production in vitro and in vivo. When macrophage-like cells differentiated from THP-1 were stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), PGE2 production and the expression levels of COX-2 and mPGES-1 were markedly elevated. GSK-3 inhibitors LiCl and SB216763 strongly suppressed their protein levels through inhibition of mRNA expressions. Subsequently, we examined the effect of GSK-3 inhibitors on nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and early growth response-1 (Egr-1). The GSK-3 inhibitors had no significant effect on the NF-κB pathway, whereas they significantly decreased the expression level of Egr-1. Pharmacological and genetic inhibitions of GSK-3 also strongly suppressed PGE2 production in cultured peritoneal macrophages and in inflammatory air pouches made under the skin of living mice. These results suggested that GSK-3 plays a key role in PGE2 production by increasing COX-2 and mPGES-1 probably through Egr-1-mediated transcription and GSK-3 inhibitors may be potential as novel anti-inflammatory drugs.
Volume 116
Pages 120-9
Published 2016-9-15
DOI 10.1016/j.bcp.2016.07.014
PII S0006-2952(16)30190-3
PMID 27453433
MeSH Animals Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / pharmacology Cell Line Cell Lineage Cells, Cultured Cyclooxygenase 2 / genetics Cyclooxygenase 2 / metabolism* Dinoprostone / antagonists & inhibitors Dinoprostone / metabolism* Down-Regulation* / drug effects Early Growth Response Protein 1 / antagonists & inhibitors Early Growth Response Protein 1 / genetics Early Growth Response Protein 1 / metabolism Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 / antagonists & inhibitors Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 / genetics Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 / metabolism* Humans Indoles / pharmacology Lipopolysaccharides / pharmacology Lithium Chloride / pharmacology Macrophage Activation / drug effects Macrophages / cytology Macrophages / drug effects Macrophages / immunology Macrophages / metabolism* Macrophages, Peritoneal / cytology Macrophages, Peritoneal / drug effects Macrophages, Peritoneal / immunology Macrophages, Peritoneal / metabolism Maleimides / pharmacology Mice Mice, Knockout Monocytes / cytology Monocytes / drug effects Monocytes / immunology Monocytes / metabolism* Prostaglandin-E Synthases / genetics Prostaglandin-E Synthases / metabolism* Protein Kinase Inhibitors / pharmacology
IF 4.96
Human and Animal Cells THP-1(RCB1189)