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Free radical biology & medicine

Cyclic AMP-induced differentiation increases the synthesis of extracellular superoxide dismutase in rat C6 glioma.


PMID 8886798

Abstract

The effect of membrane permeable cAMP analogues on the expression of extracellular superoxide dismutase (EC-SOD) was studied in rat C6 glioma. EC-SOD is constitutively expressed but stimulation with cAMP analogues still increased the EC-SOD transcription and the secreted SOD activity. The potency to enhance EC-SOD expression is correlated with the ability of the cAMP analogue to induce cAMP-dependent differentiation in C6. The increase in EC-SOD mRNA and in secreted activity depended on the concentration of the cAMP analogues and on the cultivation time. Twenty-four hours after addition of 0.5 mM N6, O'2-dibutyryl cAMP (dbcAMP) or N6-monobutyryl cAMP (N6-mbcAMP) EC-SOD mRNA expression increased approximately twofold, while stimulation for 68 h with 0.5 mM N6-mbcAMP or 1 mM 8-Chloro cAMP (ClcAMP) and 1 mM dbcAMP enhanced the mean secreted activity/cell three- and fivefold, respectively. O'2-monobutyryl cAMP (O'2-mbcAMP) did not affect EC-SOD synthesis. The enhancement in EC-SOD activity did not require activation of protein kinase A. ATP, TGF-beta, IFN-gamma, and LPS did not affect EC-SOD synthesis. The presented data point to a cAMP-dependent pathway for the enhanced expression of EC-SOD by glial cells in brain.

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N6-Monobutyryladenosine 3′:5′-cyclic monophosphate sodium salt
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