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FEBS Lett. 2003 Jul 17;547(1-3):75-9.

IL-1beta-dependent activation of NF-kappaB mediates PGE2 release via the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 and microsomal prostaglandin E synthase.

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Department of Thoracic Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, SW3 6LY, London, UK.


Prostaglandin (PG) E2 release is induced in pulmonary A549 cells by the NF-kappaB-activating stimuli interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA). Adenoviral over-expression of IkappaBalphaDeltaN, a dominant NF-kappaB inhibitor, prevents NF-kappaB-dependent transcription and was used to qualify the role of NF-kappaB in the release of PGE2. IkappaBalphaDeltaN repressed IL-1beta-induced, but not PMA-induced, cycloxygenase-2 (COX-2) and microsomal prostaglandin E synthase (mPGES) expression. These data conclusively demonstrate a substantial role for NF-kappaB in the co-ordinate induction of COX-2, mPGES and in the corresponding release of PGE2 by IL-1beta. However, other pathways are primarily responsible for PGE2 release induced by PMA.

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