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creator
Bumdelger, Batmunkh
Kamata, Ryo
Fujii, Masayuki
subject
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Mmp9
Timp1
TNF-α
NDC
Medical sciences
abstract
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is known to develop mainly by the increased diameter of aorta through metalloproteinases (MMPs). Although activities of MMPs are tightly regulated by the presence of tissue inhibitor of MMPs (TIMPs) and imbalances between MMPs and TIMPs may serve to fragility of arterial wall, little is known about TIMPs behavior in aneurysmal formation. Here, we utilized a murine experimental AAA model, and found that by immunohistochemical analysis, Timp1 as and Timp1 mRNA levels was also revealed in aortic tissue in AAA by RT-PCR. In cultured vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs), Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)-α significantly activated both Mmp9 and Timp1 expression, and they were blocked by Jun kinase inhibitor (SP600125) in a dose-dependent manner. Interestingly, a proteasome inhibitor (MG132), which is known as an agent for inhibition of the nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB), significantly inhibited the TNF-α-induced expression of Timp1, whereas MG132, which also works as an activator of c-Jun/AP-1 pathway, strongly increased Mmp9. Taken together, inflammatory cytokines, including TNF-α, may simultaneously induce MMPs and TIMPs for the remodeling of the medial layer, leading to the increased diameter of the aorta, the aneurysm.
journal title
Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences
volume
Volume 62
issue
Issue 3
start page
63
end page
67
date of issued
2013-09
publisher
Hiroshima University Medical Press
issn
0018-2052
ncid
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
rights
(c) Hiroshima University Medical Press.
department
Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
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