Aging-dependent proteolysis of NF-kappa B in human fibroblasts

Citation
T. Ikebe et al., Aging-dependent proteolysis of NF-kappa B in human fibroblasts, J CELL PHYS, 182(2), 2000, pp. 247-255
Citations number
31
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Cell & Developmental Biology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0021-9541 → ACNP
Volume
182
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
247 - 255
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-9541(200002)182:2<247:APONBI>2.0.ZU;2-O
Abstract
We investigated the NF-kB-like factor induced in the late-passage human ora l mucosal fibroblasts stimulated with interleukin-l (IL-l). Compared with t he NF-kBs Of HeLa cells and early-passage fibroblasts, the NF-kB-like facto r of late-passage (passage 15) fibroblasts migrated faster in the electroph oretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) and behaved like a 70-80 kDa protein in the gel filtration chromatography. Both antibodies against p50 and p65 subu nits of NF-kB could supershift the small NF-kB-like factor of late-passage cells in the EMSAs. A 47-kDa band was detected in late-passage fibroblasts by immunoblotting against p50. The mobility of the trypsin-degraded NF-kB o f HeLa cells corresponded to that of the small NF-kB-like factor of late-pa ssage fibroblasts in the EMSAs. Furthermore, when the nuclear extracts of t he IL-1-stimulated HeLa cells were incubated with those of the IL-1-stimula ted old fibroblasts, the p65-p50 NF-kB band disappeared, leaving behind a s mall NF-kB-like band. This reduction of NF-kB was prevented by the addition of a cysteine protease inhibitor leupeptin. These results suggest that the small NF-kB-like factor of late-passage fibroblasts is a part of the NF-kB truncated by aging-induced protease(s). (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.