Reactive oxygen species mediate A beta(25-35)-induced activation of BV-2 microglia

Citation
Jh. Kang et al., Reactive oxygen species mediate A beta(25-35)-induced activation of BV-2 microglia, NEUROREPORT, 12(7), 2001, pp. 1449-1452
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
NEUROREPORT
ISSN journal
0959-4965 → ACNP
Volume
12
Issue
7
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1449 - 1452
Database
ISI
SICI code
0959-4965(20010525)12:7<1449:ROSMAB>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
Microglial activation induced by beta-amyloid (A beta) is an important cell ular response in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this stud y, we show that reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a role as signaling mole cules for the activation of NF-kappaB and induction of IL-1 beta mRNA expre ssion in A beta (25-35)-treated murine microglia BV-2 cells. ROS scavengers such as catalase and superoxide dismutase (SOD) mimetics obviously reduced activation of NF-kappaB and the elevated level of IL-1 beta transcripts in duced by A beta (25-35). In addition, the A beta (25-35)-induced NF-kappaB activation and IL-1 beta expression were suppressed by blockers of the ROS generating enzymes such as NADPH oxidase, cyclooxygenase, and lipoxygenase. These data suggest that ROS mediate A beta -induced microglial activation. NeuroReport 12:1449-1452 (C) 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.