Journal article

A Reduction in Selenoprotein S Amplifies the Inflammatory Profile of Fast-Twitch Skeletal Muscle in the mdx Dystrophic Mouse

Craig Robert Wright, Giselle Larissa Allsopp, Alex Bernard Addinsall, Natasha Lee McRae, Sofianos Andrikopoulos, Nicole Stupka

MEDIATORS OF INFLAMMATION | HINDAWI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Excessive inflammation is a hallmark of muscle myopathies, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). There is interest in characterising novel genes that regulate inflammation due to their potential to modify disease progression. Gene polymorphisms in Selenoprotein S (Seps1) are associated with elevated proinflammatory cytokines, and in vitro SEPS1 is protective against inflammatory stress. Given that SEPS1 is highly expressed in skeletal muscle, we investigated whether the genetic reduction of Seps1 exacerbated inflammation in the mdx mouse. F1 male mdx mice with a heterozygous Seps1 deletion (mdx:Seps1-/+) were generated. The mdx:Seps1-/+ mice had a 50% reduction in SEPS1 protein expres..

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