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J Biochem. 2012 Dec;152(6):595-601. doi: 10.1093/jb/mvs113. Epub 2012 Sep 27.

Peroxiredoxin I null mice exhibits reduced acute lung inflammation following ozone exposure.

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  • 1Center for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba 305-8506, Japan.


Acute ozone (O(3)) exposure causes oxidative stress leading inflammation in the lung. However, its precise mechanisms are not fully elucidated. Here, we examined the role of peroxiredoxin I (PrxI) in O(3)-induced pulmonary inflammation using PrxI null (PrxI(-/-)) and wild-type (WT) mice. PrxI is known as an antioxidant and also emerged as a potent proinflammatory factor that activates toll-like receptor 4/nuclear factor-kappa B signalling. Both mice were exposed to 2 ppm O(3) for 6 h and their responses to oxidative stress and acute inflammation in the lung were evaluated after 18 h. The O(3) inhalation activated the transcription factor nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 and upregulated heme oxygenase-1 mRNA, the typical makers of oxidative stress, to similar extent in both lungs observed after 0 and 4 h, respectively. O(3) exposure induced significantly less pulmonary inflammation in PrxI(-/-) than in WT mice judging from the reduced infiltrations of neutrophils into the lung and the suppressed production of proinflammatory mediators, such as interleukin-6 and keratinocyte chemoattractant in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluids. Our results suggest that PrxI is not an effective protector against O(3)-induced oxidative damages reportedly caused by harmful lipid metabolites but plays a positive role in the initiation of lung inflammation following O(3) exposure.

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