Involvement of Rac GTPase activation in phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide-induced THP-1 cell adhesion to ICAM-1
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Increasing evidence indicates that phospholipid oxidation plays important roles in atherosclerosis. Here, we investigated the involvement of Rho-family GTPases inphosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide (PCOOH)-induced THP-1 cell adhesion to ICAM-1. Isoprenoid depletion by fluvastatin and geranylgeranyltransferase inhibition by GGTI-286 suppressed PCOOH-induced cell adhesion to ICAM-1 and F-actin-rich membrane protrusion formation. Pull-down assays demonstrated the activation of Rac1 and Rac2 in PCOOH-treated cells. Pan-Rho-family GTPase inhibitor Clostridium difficile toxin B, Rac-specific inhibitor NSC23776, and RNA interference of the Rac isoforms suppressed the cell adhesion. These findings indicate the involvement of Rac GTPase activation in PCOOH-induced cell adhesion to ICAM-1 via actin reorganization.
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|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Mar 11|