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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Methylazoxymethanol acetate-induced apoptosis in the external granule cell layer of the developing cerebellum of the rat is associated with strong c-Jun expression and formation of high molecular weight c-Jun complexes.

Intraperitoneal administration of methylazoxymethanol (MAM) acetate (0.05 microl/g of body weight) in male Sprague-Dawley rats aged 3 days produced cell death in the external granule layer of the cerebellum which peaked at 48 hours (h) and was followed by removal of cellular debris at 72 h. Dying cells had the morphological features of apoptosis and were stained with the method of in situ labeling of nuclear DNA fragmentation. Strong c-Jun immunoreactivity was observed in apoptotic cells during the whole process of MAM-induced apoptosis. No differences of c-Fos immunoreactivity were observed between control and MAM-treated rats throughout the period studied. Western blotting of cerebellar homogenates in control rats disclosed two bands which reacted with both c-Jun antibodies, one located at p39 that corresponds to the molecular weight of c-Jun, and the other at about p62. MAM-treated rats showed a robust band at p62, together with a thinner band located immediately above it, which was accompanied by a reduction of the p39 band. The specificity of the immunoreaction was tested by incubating the antibodies with the appropriate control peptides. No difference between control and MAM-treatad rats was observed in Western blots processed with antibodies to c-Fos during this study. These results show that MAM-induced apoptosis in the external granule cell layer of the rat is associated with strong c-Jun expression, which is restricted to apoptotic cells, and with the formation of high-molecular-weight c-Jun complexes. Taken together, the present observations suggest that c-Jun may participate in the genetic cascade of events leading to apoptotic cell death in the developing cerebellum.[1]


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