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Cytochrome P4504f, a potential therapeutic target limiting neuroinflammation

Sehgal, Neha and Agarwal, Varsha and Valli, Rupanagudi Khader and Joshi, Shanker Dutt and Antonovic, Leposava and Strobel, Henry W and Ravindranath, Vijayalakshmi (2011) Cytochrome P4504f, a potential therapeutic target limiting neuroinflammation. In: Biochemical Pharmacology, 82 (1). pp. 53-64.

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Inflammatory processes are involved in the pathogenesis and/or progression of acute central nervous system (CNS) infection, traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders among others indicating the need for novel strategies to limit neuroinflammation. Eicosanoids including leukotrienes, particularly leukotriene B-4 (LTB4) are principle mediator(s) of inflammatory response, initiating and amplifying the generation of cytokines and chemokines. Cytochrome P450 (Cyp), a family of heme proteins mediate metabolism of xenobiotics and endogenous compounds, such as eicosanoids and leukotrienes. Cytochrome P4504F (Cyp4f) subfamily includes five functional enzymes in mouse. We cloned and expressed the mouse Cyp4f enzymes, assayed their relative expression in brain and examined their ability to hydroxylate the inflammatory cascade prompt LTB4 to its inactive 20-hydroxylated product. We then examined the role of Cyp4fs in regulating inflammatory response in vitro, in microglial cells and in vivo, in mouse brain using lipopolysacharide (LPS), as a model compound to generate inflammatory response. We demonstrate that mouse brain Cyp4fs are expressed ubiquitously in several cell types in the brain, including neurons and microglia, and modulate inflammatory response triggered by LPS, in vivo and in microglial cells, in vitro through metabolism of LTB4 to the inactive 20-hydroxy LTB4. Chemical inhibitor or shRNA to Cyp4fs enhance and inducer of Cyp4fs attenuates inflammatory response. Further, induction of Cyp4f expression lowers LTB4 levels and affords neuroprotection in microglial cells or mice exposed to LPS. Thus, catalytic activity of Cyp4fs is a novel target for modulating neuroinflammation through hydroxylation of LTB4. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Biochemical Pharmacology
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Neuroinflammation;Microglia;Cytokines;Cytochrome P450; Leukotriene
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Neuroscience
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 09:52
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2011 09:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38645

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