Futoshi Kuribayashi
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Article types 原著
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Involvement of p38 MAP kinase in not only activation of the phagocyte NADPH oxidase induced by formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanine but also determination of the extent of the activity.
Journal Formal name:Journal of Biochemistry
Abbreviation:J. BIochem.
Volume, Issue, Page 140(5),739-745頁
Author and coauthor Sakamoto Kei, Kuribayashi Futoshi, Nakamura Michio, Takeshige Koichiro
Publication date 2006/11
Summary Activated NADPH oxidase in neutrophils produces superoxide. We investigated the role of p38 MAP kinase in activating NADPH oxidase stimulated by the bacteria-derived peptide fMLP. fMLP-stimulated superoxide production was completely abolished by SB203580, a p38 MAP kinase inhibitor, whereas anisomycin, a p38 MAP kinase activator, did not induce superoxide production, indicating that p38 MAP kinase was essential, but not sufficient, for NADPH oxidase activation. Anisomycin pretreatment strongly activated p38 MAP kinase in fMLP-stimulated cells, accompanied by greatly increased superoxide production, suggesting that p38 MAP kinase determines the extent of the fMLP-stimulated NADPH oxidase activity. Furthermore, superoxide production was remarkably reactivated by cytochalasin B addition after fMLP-stimulated production had disappeared, and this was correlated with highly activated p38 MAP kinase. These results suggest that p38 MAP kinase is involved not only in activating NADPH oxidase stimulated by fMLP but also in determining the extent of its activity.