Induction of HO-1 and NOS in doppel-expressing mice devoid of PrP: Implications for doppel function

Citation
Bs. Wong et al., Induction of HO-1 and NOS in doppel-expressing mice devoid of PrP: Implications for doppel function, MOL CELL NE, 17(4), 2001, pp. 768-775
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE
ISSN journal
1044-7431 → ACNP
Volume
17
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
768 - 775
Database
ISI
SICI code
1044-7431(200104)17:4<768:IOHANI>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
Ectopic expression of the doppel (Dpl) protein, a homologue of the prion pr otein (PrP), was recently associated with cerebellar Purkinje cell degenera tion observed in two aging prion protein knock-out (Prnp(0/0)) mouse lines. We investigated the possible role of Dpl in oxidative metabolism. Two Prnp (0/0) mouse lines of similar genetic background were studied. One line expr esses Dpl in the brain and displays Dpl-associated cerebellar abnormalities . The other has no elevated expression of Dpl and no cerebellar abnormaliti es. We observed a correlation between Dpl expression and the induction of b oth heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) and nitric oxide synthase systems (nNOS and iNO S). These responses are suggestive of increased oxidative stress in the bra ins of the Dpl-expressing Prnp(0/0) mice. No induction was observed with Hs p-60, indicating a specific response by the HO/NOS system. We proposed that Dpl expression exacerbates oxidative damage that is antagonistic to the pr otective function of wild-type PrP.