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Overexpression of Bcl-2 inhibits nuclear localization of annexin I during tumor necrosis factor-alpha-mediated apoptosis in porcine renal LLC-PK1 cells.

The addition of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha into the cultured porcine kidney LLC-PK1 cells caused apoptosis concomitantly with caspase-3 activation and the inductions of an endogenous Bcl-2 protein. An SDS-polyacrylamide electrophoretic analysis revealed that a 37-kDa protein in a nuclear fraction was increased during TNF-alpha-induced apoptosis. Partial amino acid sequence of the protein was A-L-T-G-H-L-E-E-V, perfectly matching that of annexin I. Immunocytochemistry revealed that annexin I migrated to the nucleus and/or peri-nucleus region upon exposure to TNF-alpha. Overexpression of Bcl-2 proteins inhibited the nuclear localization of annexin I during TNF-alpha-induced apoptosis. Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides complementary to annexin I-inhibited TUNEL (terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)-mediated dUTP nick end-labelling) staining in TNF-alpha-treated cells, suggesting that annexin I expression is a possible prerequisite for the induction of apoptosis by the cytokine. Thus, it is first time to show that annexin I is regulated by an anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein in TNF-alpha-induced renal apoptotic events.[1]


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