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Generation of a Transgenic Zebrafish Line for In Vivo Assessment of Hepatic Apoptosis

Patient-Derived Cancer Xenograft Zebrafish Model (PDXZ) for Drug Discovery Screening and Personalized Medicine

Quality Control Protocol for Zebrafish Developmental Toxicity Studies

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tTranscriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of monocyte chemoattractant protein-3 gene expression in human endothelial cells by phorbol ester and cAMP signalling.


A.Kondo,S.Isaji,Y.Nishimura and Toshio Tanaka
Immunology 99 561-568 2000


Monocyte chemoattractant protein-3 (MCP-3) is one of the most broadly active chemokines, potentially inducing chemotaxis of all leucocytic cells. In the present study, we examined the regulation of MCP-3 mRNA and protein production in endothelial cells by protein kinase C (PKC) activator, phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) and cAMP signalling. On stimulation of endothelial cells with 10 nM PMA, MCP-3 mRNA increased to 300-fold the basal level at 3 hr and rapidly declined to 0.2-fold the basal level at 24 hr. PMA-induced MCP-3 mRNA and protein production of human endothelial cells were partially inhibited by pretreatment with the adenylate cyclase activator, forskolin, or membrane-permeable cAMP derivative. The PMA-induced MCP-3 mRNA increase was almost abrogated when cells were pretreated with cycloheximide (CHX). Forskolin inhibited the transcription of PMA-induced MCP-3 gene expression. Following PMA stimulation for 3 hr, subsequent addition of actinomycin D suppressed the rapid decay of PMA-induced MCP-3 mRNA. These results suggest that PMA induces the transcriptional activation of the MCP-3 gene through de novo protein synthesis and the rapid decay of PMA-induced MCP-3 mRNA through de novo synthesis of adenosine/uridine (AU)-rich element binding proteins and cAMP signalling inhibits the PMA-induced transcriptional activation of the MCP-3 gene expression.