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Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2002 Jul;283(1):C48-57.

A role for PKC-delta and PI 3-kinase in TNF-alpha-mediated antiapoptotic signaling in the human neutrophil.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Joseph Stokes Jr. Research Institute, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA. kilpatrick@emailchop.edu

Abstract

The proinflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha has been implicated in the attenuation of neutrophil spontaneous apoptosis during sepsis. Antiapoptotic signaling is principally mediated through the p60TNF receptor (p60TNFR). In neutrophils, TNF-alpha is an incomplete secretagogue and requires input from a ligated integrin(s) for neutrophil activation. In adherent neutrophils, TNF-alpha triggers association of both protein kinase C (PKC)-delta and phosphatidylinositol (PI) 3-kinase with the p60TNFR. In this study, a role for PKC-delta and PI 3-kinase in TNF-alpha-mediated antiapoptotic signaling was examined. TNF-alpha inhibited spontaneous apoptosis in fibronectin-adherent neutrophils, and this antiapoptotic signaling was blocked by the PKC-delta inhibitor rottlerin, but not by an inhibitor of Ca(2+)-dependent PKC isotypes, Go-6976. Inhibition of PI 3-kinase by LY-294002 also inhibited TNF-alpha-mediated antiapoptotic signaling. Cycloheximide blocked TNF-alpha-mediated antiapoptotic signaling, suggesting protein synthesis is required. Inhibition of either PKC-delta or PI 3-kinase attenuated TNF-alpha-mediated activation of the antiapoptotic transcription factor NFkappaB. Thus both PKC-delta and PI 3-kinase have essential roles in TNF-alpha-mediated antiapoptotic signaling in adherent neutrophils.

PMID:
12055072
DOI:
10.1152/ajpcell.00385.2001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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