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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 May 18;356(4):912-8. Epub 2007 Mar 26.

Lack of phospholipase C-delta1 induces skin inflammation.

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Laboratory of Genome and Biosignal, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 1432-1 Horinouchi, Hachioji, 192-0392 Tokyo, Japan.


Phospholipase C (PLC) is a key enzyme in phosphoinositide signaling. We previously generated PLC-delta1 knockout (KO) mice and found that these mice showed remarkable hair loss caused by abnormalities in hair follicle structures. Here we show that the skin of PLC-delta1 KO mice displays typical inflammatory phenotypes, including increased dermal cellularity, leukocyte infiltration, and expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines. In addition, exogenously expressed PLC-delta1 attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced expression of IL-1beta, a pro-inflammatory cytokine, in an enzymatic activity-dependent manner. Furthermore, suppression of skin inflammation by anti-inflammatory reagents cured the epidermal hyperplasia in PLC-delta1 KO mice. Taken together, these results indicate that lack of PLC-delta1 induces skin inflammation and that the epidermal hyperplasia in PLC-delta1 KO mice is caused by skin inflammation. Our results also suggest that PLC-delta1 regulates homeostasis of the immune system in skin.

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