nhibitors of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) block cell death in response to diverse stimuli. The mitochondrial protein, second mitochondria-derived activator of caspase (Smac), negatively regulates IAP inhibition of caspase activity. We investigated the proapoptotic activity of a synthetic Smac (Smac 066) on fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) derived from patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We found that Smac 066 induced significant apoptosis in all RA-FLS samples. Furthermore, IAPs, which are upregulated in RA-FLS, were downregulated by Smac 066. This suggested that IAPs upregulation was responsible for RA-FLS sensitivity to Smac 066. Next, we analysed caspase activation and found that Smac 066 was associated with caspase 8 and caspase 3 activities. We then investigated the mechanism underlying Smac 066 downregulation of IAPs in RA-FLS with an apoptotic pathway array. Interestingly, Smac 066 significantly upregulated IGFBP-5, a protein involved in differentiation, apoptosis, and osteoblastic activation. Smac 066 may represent a new therapeutic approach to RA treatment.
Proapoptotic Activity of a Monomeric Smac Mimetic on Human Fibroblast-Like Synoviocytes from Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis / D. Lattuada, C. Casnici, K. Crotta, P. Seneci, C. Corradini, M. Truzzi, F. Ingegnoli, O. Marelli. - In: INFLAMMATION. - ISSN 0360-3997. - 38:1(2015 Feb), pp. 102-109.
|Titolo:||Proapoptotic Activity of a Monomeric Smac Mimetic on Human Fibroblast-Like Synoviocytes from Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis|
LATTUADA, DONATELLA FRANCESCA (Primo)
CASNICI, CLAUDIA (Secondo)
INGEGNOLI, FRANCESCA ANNA (Penultimo)
MARELLI, ORNELLA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||rheumatoid arthritis; Smac mimetics; fibroblast-like synoviocytes; IAP proteins; synovium; osteoarthrittis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10753-014-0012-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|