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Inhibition of ICE-family cysteine proteases rescues murine lymphocytes from lipoxygenase inhibitor-induced apoptosis

Mirzoeva, O., Yaqoob, P., Knox, K. and Calder, P. (1996) Inhibition of ICE-family cysteine proteases rescues murine lymphocytes from lipoxygenase inhibitor-induced apoptosis. FEBS Letters, 396. pp. 266-270. ISSN 0014-5793

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Abstract/Summary

Two lipophilic derivatives of caffein acid which inhibit lipoxygenase, caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and N,N'- dicyclohexyl-O-(3,4-dihydroxycinnamoyl)-isourea (DCHCU), reduced the proliferative response of murine splenocytes to concanavalin A in vitro. Both CAPE and DCHCU induced apoptosis in murine thymocyte cultures as verified by flow cytometry and by visualisation of DNA with acridine orange staining. CAPE-induced apoptosis was inhibited by z-VAD-fmk, an inhibitor of the interleukin-l[~-converting enzyme family of cysteine proteases. We suggest that the lipoxygenase pathway of arachidonic acid metabolism plays a role in regulating lympho- cyte responses such as proliferation and apoptosis.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Human Nutrition Research Group
ID Code:68766
Publisher:Elsevier

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