Tumor necrosis factor-alpha activates nuclear factor-kappa B but does not regulate progesterone production in cultured human granulosa luteal cellsReport as inadecuate




Tumor necrosis factor-alpha activates nuclear factor-kappa B but does not regulate progesterone production in cultured human granulosa luteal cells - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

Resumen

Background. The role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha TNF-alpha in granulosa luteal cell function and steroidogenesis is still controversial. Our aim was to examine the steroiclogenic response, together with the simultaneous expression and activation of nuclear factor-kappa B NF-kappa B, in cultured human granulosa luteal cells GLCs following administration of TNF-alpha.Materials and methods. This prospective controlled study was conducted in the Human Reproduction Division at the Institute of Maternal and Child Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile and the San Borja Arriara Hospital, National Health Service, Santiago, Chile. GLCs were obtained from aspirates of follicles from women undergoing in vitro fertilization IVF. Thirty-two women undergoing IVF for tubal-factor and-or male-factor infertility participated in this study. Protein levels of NF-kappa B, the NF-kappa B inhibitor I kappa B alpha and steroiclogenic acute regulatory protein StAR were determined by Western blot and localization of NF-kappa B was studied by indirect immunofluorescence. Progesterone production was determined by radioimmunoassay.Results. TNF-alpha did not affect the expression of StAR protein or the synthesis of progesterone. NF-kappa B was expressed in the GLCs and activated by TNF-alpha, resulting in degradation Of I kappa B alpha and mobilization of the p65 NF-kappa B subunit into the nucleus.Conclusions. These results indicate that TNF-alpha did not modulate steroiclogenesis in cultured human GLCs. However, NF-kappa B was activated by TNF-a. Therefore the activation of NF-kappa B via the TNF-alpha pathway is likely associated with other preovulatory granulosa cell processes important for human ovarian function.



Author: González Navarrete, Flor Cecilia; - Eisner, Verónica; - Morales, Priscilla; - Castro, Olga; - Pommer Téllez, Ricardo; - Quirog

Source: http://repositorio.uchile.cl/



DOWNLOAD PDF




Related documents