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Phorbol ester-stimulated NF-kappaB-dependent transcription: roles for isoforms of novel protein kinase C.

Holden, Neil, Squires, Paul E, Kaur, Manminder, Bland, Rosemary, Jones, Carol and Newton, Robert (2008) Phorbol ester-stimulated NF-kappaB-dependent transcription: roles for isoforms of novel protein kinase C. Cellular Signalling, 20 (7). pp. 1338-1348. ISSN 0898-6568


Since protein kinase C (PKC) isoforms are variously implicated in the activation of NF-kappaB, we have investigated the role of PKC in the activation of NF-kappaB-dependent transcription by the diacyl glycerol (DAG) mimetic, phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), and by tumour necrosis factor (TNF) alpha in pulmonary A549 cells. The PKC selective inhibitors, Ro31-8220, Gö6976, GF109203X and Gö6983, revealed no effect on TNFalpha-induced NF-kappaB DNA binding and a similar lack of effect on serine 32/36 phosphorylated IkappaBalpha and the loss of total IkappaBalpha indicates that activation of the core IKK-IkappaBalpha-NF-kappaB cascade by TNFalpha does not involve PKC. In contrast, differential sensitivity of an NF-kappaB-dependent reporter to Ro31-8220, Gö6976, GF109203X and Gö6983 (EC(50)s 0.46 microM, 0.34 microM, >10 microM and >10 microM respectively) suggests a role for protein kinase D in transcriptional activation by TNFalpha. Compared with TNFalpha, PMA weakly induces NF-kappaB DNA binding and this effect was not associated with serine 32/36 phosphorylation of IkappaBalpha. However, PMA-stimulated NF-kappaB DNA binding was inhibited by Ro31-8220 (10 microM), GF109203X (10 microM) and Gö6983 (10 microM), but not by Gö6976 (10 microM), suggesting a role for novel PKC isoforms. Furthermore, a lack of positive effect of calcium mobilising agents on both NF-kappaB DNA binding and on transcriptional activation argues against major roles for classical PKCs. This, combined with the ability of both GF109203X and Gö6983 to prevent enhancement of TNFalpha-induced NF-kappaB-dependent transcription by PMA, further indicates a role for novel PKCs in NF-kappaB transactivation. Finally, siRNA-mediated knockdown of PKCdelta and epsilon expression did not affect TNFalpha-induced NF-kappaB-dependent transcription. However, knockdown of PKCdelta expression significantly inhibited PMA-stimulated luciferase activity, whereas knockdown of PKCepsilon was without effect. Furthermore, combined knockdown of PKCdelta and epsilon revealed an increased inhibitory effect on PMA-stimulated NF-kappaB-dependent transcription suggesting that PMA-induced NF-kappaB-dependent transcription is driven by novel PKC isoforms, particularly PKCdelta and epsilon.

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Keywords: NF-κB; Inflammation; PKC; Pulmonary epithelium; Transactivation
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Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2009 13:53
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