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Effects of NF-kappaB1 (p50) targeted gene disruption on ionizing radiation-induced NF-kappaB activation and TNFalpha, IL-1alpha, IL-1beta and IL-6 mRNA expression in vivo.

  • Author(s): Zhou, D
  • Yu, T
  • Chen, G
  • Brown, S A
  • Yu, Z
  • Mattson, M P
  • Thompson, J S
  • et al.

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09553000110050047
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Abstract

To investigate the role of the NF-kappaB1 (p50) gene in ionizing radiation (IR)-induced NF-kappaB activation and TNFalpha, IL-1alpha, IL-1beta and IL-6 mRNA expression in vivo.

NF-kappaB activation was analysed by the gel shift/supershift assay and the levels of TNFalpha, IL-1alpha, IL-1beta and IL-6 mRNA were measured using RNase protection assay (RPA). Various tissues from BALB/c, B6,129P-Nfkb1 (NF-kappaB1 or p50 gene knockout, p50(-/-)) and B6,129PF2 (wild-type, p50(+/+)) mice were analysed before or after exposure to a lethal dose (8.5 Gy) of total-body gamma-irradiation.

Exposure of BALB/c mice to total-body IR selectively activated NF-kappaB in the spleen, mesenteric lymph nodes (LN) and bone marrow (BM). Gel supershift assay using polyclonal antibodies against NF-kappaB p50, p65 or c-Rel protein revealed that the NF-kappaB p50 subunit is a critical component of the NF-kappaB complexes activated by IR in vivo. Discretely augmented TNFalpha, IL-1alpha, IL-1beta and IL-6 mRNA expression was found in the spleen, LN and BM after BALB/c mice received IR. However, mice lacking the p50 gene (p50(-/-)) showed a significant reduction in IR-induced activation of NF-kappaB and increases in TNFalpha, IL-1alpha, IL-1beta and IL-6 mRNA expression, as compared with that of wild-type mice (p50(+/+)).

The NF-kappaB p50 subunit is a critical component of the NF-kappaB complexes activated by IR and it plays an important role in mediating IR-induced TNFalpha, IL-1alpha, IL-1beta and IL-6 mRNA expression in vivo.

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