Okadaic acid protects human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells from 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion-induced apoptosis.
 

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Okadaic acid protects human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells from 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion-induced apoptosis.
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Okadaic acid protects human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells from 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion-induced apoptosis.

Neurosci Lett. 2008 Nov 5;

Authors: Ahn KH, Kim YS, Kim SY, Huh Y, Park C, Jeong JW

1-Methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP(+)) has been shown to selectively inhibit mitochondrial function and induce a parkinsonism-like syndrome. MPP(+) stimulates the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and induces cell death in vitro. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of okadaic acid on MPP(+)-induced cell death in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells. We found that MPP(+)-induced apoptosis and -ROS generation were blocked by okadaic acid. MPP(+)-mediated activation of AKT was also inhibited by okadaic acid. Taken together, these results demonstrate that okadaic acid protects against MPP(+)-induced apoptosis by blocking ROS stimulation and ROS-mediated signaling pathways in SH-SY5Y cells. These data indicated that okadaic acid could provide a therapeutic strategy for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's disease.

PMID: 19000740 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]