Regulation of Heme Oxygenase Messenger-RNA in Mesangial Cells - Prostaglandin E2, Negatively Modulates Interleukin-1-Induced Heme Oxygenase-1 Messenger-RNA

T. Tetsuka, D. Daphnaiken, S. K. Srivastava, A. R. Morrison

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Abstract

Heme oxygenase (EC 1.14.99.3) is the rate-limiting enzyme in heme catabolism. Several lines of evidence suggest a possible role for heme oxygenase in the inflammatory process and in cellular signaling. We have evaluated the regulation of heme oxygenase-1 mRNA induction by the inflammatory stimuli, phorbol 12,13-myristate acetate, heat shock and interleukin-1β in cultured rat mesangial cells. Phorbol 12,13-myristate acetate and heat shock rapidly (maximal at 2-3 hrs) induced heme oxygenase-1 mRNA. The effect of interleukin-1β on heme oxygenase-1 mRNA induction was slower (maximal at 12 hrs) and modest. However, in the presence of a cyclooxygenase inhibitor, indomethacin, interleukin-1β strongly induced heme oxygenase-1 mRNA. The addition of exogenous PGE2 reversed the effect of indomethacin. These data suggest that pro-inflammatory stimuli increase heme oxygenase-1 mRNA expression in rat mesangial cells and that interleukin-1β-induced heme oxygenase-1 mRNA level is negatively modulated by PGE2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-623
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume212
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 17 1995

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