Journal article

Endotoxin-induced HIF-1 alpha stabilisation in equine endothelial cells: synergistic action with hypoxia

AC Brooks, N Menzies-Gow, SR Bailey, FM Cunningham, J Elliott

INFLAMMATION RESEARCH | SPRINGER BASEL AG | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: Hypoxia may enhance the deleterious effects of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the endotoxaemic horse. This study has examined some of the actions of LPS and hypoxia, alone and in combination, on cultured equine digital vein endothelial cells (EDVEC) and the signalling molecules involved. METHODS: EDVEC were exposed to LPS, 5% O(2) and LPS then 5% O(2) for up to 24 h. HIF-1alpha stabilisation, neutrophil adhesion and EDVEC permeability were assessed by immunoblotting, measurement of myeloperoxidase and movement of FITC-dextran, respectively. Pharmacological inhibitors were used to assess the roles of p38 MAPK and HIF-1alpha. RESULTS: LPS and hypoxia significantly increased ..

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