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Hypoxia, angiotensin-II, and norepinephrine mediated apoptosis is stimulus specific in canine failed cardiomyocytes: a role for p38 MAPK, Fas-L and cyclin D1.

BACKGROUND: Apoptosis may contribute to the myocardial dysfunction associated with heart failure (HF). Activation of the p38 MAPK cascade can induce apoptosis in non-cardiac cells through increased expression of Fas-L, or through decreased expression of cyclin D(1). AIMS: We tested the hypothesis that hypoxia (HX), angiotensin-II (A-II) and norepinephrine (NEPI) can mediate apoptosis by activating p38 MAPK, and thus initiating stimulus specific changes in Fas-L and cyclin D(1) expression in failing cardiomyocytes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cardiomyocytes isolated from ten dogs with HF induced by coronary microembolizations were subjected to HX or A-II or NEPI with and without a p38 MAPK inhibitor (SB 203580). TUNEL staining for DNA fragmentation and Western blots for p38 MAPK, Fas-L and cyclin D(1) detection were performed. HX-induced apoptosis was associated with increased Fas-L expression, A-II-induced apoptosis was associated with increased Fas-L and decreased cyclin D(1) expression, and NEPI-induced apoptosis was associated with decreased cyclin D(1) expression. Inhibition of p38 MAPK activity attenuated stress-induced apoptosis in all experiments and reversed changes in Fas-L and cyclin D(1) expression. CONCLUSIONS: HX, A-II and NEPI mediate apoptosis in failing cardiomyocytes via different effects on Fas-L and cyclin D(1) expression. Inhibition of p38 MAPK reversed these effects, suggesting that apoptosis induced by HX, A-II and NEPI involves activation of p38 MAPK upstream from Fas-L and cyclin D(1).[1]

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  1. Hypoxia, angiotensin-II, and norepinephrine mediated apoptosis is stimulus specific in canine failed cardiomyocytes: a role for p38 MAPK, Fas-L and cyclin D1. Sharov, V.G., Todor, A., Suzuki, G., Morita, H., Tanhehco, E.J., Sabbah, H.N. Eur. J. Heart Fail. (2003) [Pubmed]
 
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