LPS stimulates MUC5AC expression in human biliary epithelial cells: whether there exists a possible pathway of PKC/NADPH/ROS?

TitleLPS stimulates MUC5AC expression in human biliary epithelial cells: whether there exists a possible pathway of PKC/NADPH/ROS?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsLi M, Tian Y, Wu S, Yu H, Li Y
JournalMolecular and cellular biochemistry
Volume385
Issue1-2
Pagination87-93
Date Published2014 Jan
Abstract

Previous studies have shown that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) can upregulate MUC5AC in airway epithelial cells. However, the relationship and mechanism between bacterial infection and altered mucus secretion in the biliary tract remains unclear. Human biliary epithelial cells were induced by LPS, H2O2 production in the cell supernatants were detected by specific kit and expression of MUC5AC were detected by real-time PCR, Western blot, and immunohistochemistry. H2O2 production increased in a dose-dependent manner, LPS upregulate MUC5AC expression in both mRNA and protein level while specific inhibitors can reduce this high expression. Reactive oxygen species participates in the process of LPS by upregulating MUC5AC secretion. Moreover, PKC and NADPH oxidase regulate MUC5AC production in LPS-challenged human biliary epithelial cells.

DOI10.1155/2013/361906
Alternate JournalMol. Cell. Biochem.