FTY720 suppresses interleukin-1beta-induced secretory phospholipase A2 expression in renal mesangial cells by a transcriptional mechanism

Xin, C; Ren, S; Eberhardt, W; Pfeilschifter, J; Huwiler, A (2007). FTY720 suppresses interleukin-1beta-induced secretory phospholipase A2 expression in renal mesangial cells by a transcriptional mechanism. British journal of pharmacology, 150(7), pp. 943-50. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 10.1038/sj.bjp.0707171

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: FTY720 is a potent immunomodulatory prodrug that is converted to its active phosphorylated form by a sphingosine kinase. Here we have studied whether FTY720 mimicked the action of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and exerted an anti-inflammatory potential in renal mesangial cells. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) was quantified by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent-assay. Secretory phospholipase A(2) (sPLA(2)) protein was detected by Western blot analyses. mRNA expression was determined by Northern blot analysis and sPLA(2)-promoter activity was measured by a luciferase-reporter-gene assay. KEY RESULTS: Stimulation of cells for 24 h with interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) is known to trigger increased PGE(2) formation which coincides with an induction of the mRNA for group-IIA-sPLA(2) and protein expression. FTY720 dose-dependently suppressed IL-1beta-induced IIA-sPLA(2) protein secretion and activity in the supernatant. This effect is due to a suppression of cytokine-induced sPLA(2) mRNA expression which results from a reduced promoter activity. As a consequence of suppressed sPLA(2) activity, PGE(2) formation is also reduced by FTY720. Mechanistically, the FTY720-suppressed sPLA(2) expression results from an activation of the TGFbeta/Smad signalling cascade since inhibition of the TGFbeta receptor type I by a specific kinase inhibitor reverses the FTY720-mediated decrease of sPLA(2) protein expression and sPLA(2) promoter activity. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: In summary, our data show that FTY720 was able to mimic the anti-inflammatory activity of TGFbeta and blocked cytokine-triggered sPLA(2) expression and subsequent PGE(2) formation. Thus, FTY720 may exert additional in vivo effects besides the well reported immunomodulation and its anti-inflammatory potential should be considered.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Pharmacology

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