As background control, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) without antibody was performed. THE NADPH OXIDASEis a multi-subunit enzyme that cat- alyzes the reduction of molecular oxygen and oxidation of NADPH to generate superoxide radicals (O 2 ¥) (5, 53). Human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293, ATCC CRL-1573, Manassas, VA) and human hepatoblastoma cells (HepG2, ATCC HB-8065) were grown in DMEM (GIBCO, Darmstadt, Germany) supplemented with 10% fetal calf serum, 100 U/ml penicillin, and 100 μg/ml streptomycin. 5, 10 May 2019 | Antioxidants, Vol. We found that hypoxia rapidly enhanced NOX4 mRNA and protein levels in pulmonary artery smooth-muscle cells (PASMCs) as well as in pulmonary vessels from mice exposed to hypoxia. 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Stimulation of ROS production by this enzyme requires a complex signaling mechanism involving phosphorylation and translocation of cytoplasmic proteins such as p47phox and p67phox as well as the GTPase Rac (Babior et al., 2002). 5, 24 August 2012 | Nature Reviews Cancer, Vol. 30, No. Vascular smooth-muscle cells express NOX1-, NOX4- and NOX5-containing enzymes, whereas endothelial cells express in addition the NOX2 protein (Gorlach et al., 2000; Cheng et al., 2001; Bedard and Krause, 2007; BelAiba et al., 2007). 9, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Vol. 5, 20 November 2015 | Acta Physiologica, Vol. In fact, overexpression of HIF-1α increased ROS levels, and this effect was blunted by down-regulation of NOX4 or treatment with the antioxidant vitamin C, emphasizing that NOX4 acts as a downstream target of HIF-1α and contributes to enhanced ROS levels under normoxic conditions. NOX4 mRNA levels were rapidly elevated 1–2 h after stimulation as was analyzed by Northern blot (Figure 1A) and real-time PCR (Figure 1B). In line, NOX4 protein levels were increased in these samples to a similar extent than HIF-1α protein levels (Figure 2C). To date, there are seven known members which combine with various subunits to form active enzyme complexes - NOX1, NOX2, NOX3, NOX4, NOX5, dual oxidase 1 These findings complement earlier reports demonstrating NOX4 expression in the media of remodeled pulmonary vessels in mice exposed to hypoxia for 3 wk (Mittal et al., 2007). HIF-1α binding to chromatin was revealed after background subtraction as relative amount of the input used. NADPH oxidase-dependent superoxide generation has been found to be abnormally enhanced in several chronic diseases. ", "How does the oxidative burst of macrophages kill bacteria? 9, No. , More advanced NADPH oxidase inhibitors include GKT-831 (Formerly GKT137831), a dual Inhibitor of isoforms NOX4 and NOX1 which was patented in 2007. NADH/NADPH mitogenic oxidase subunit P65-MOX. To determine, whether hypoxia up-regulates NOX4 also in vivo, lung tissue samples were obtained from mice exposed to 10% oxygen for 1 d. Compared with lung tissue from normoxic mice, NOX4 mRNA levels were up-regulated in samples from hypoxic mice as was determined by semiquantitative RT-PCR and real-time PCR (Figure 2, A and B). 1, 17 October 2017 | Scientific Reports, Vol. Figure 1. The results of this study demonstrate that the NADPH oxidase subunit NOX4 is a new target gene of HIF-1 under hypoxia and may contribute to the regulation of ROS levels and PASMC proliferation after hypoxic exposure because 1) hypoxia induced NOX4 mRNA and protein levels in vitro and in vivo, and this response was abrogated by HIF-1α depletion; 2) HIF-1α bound to the NOX4 promoter at a HRE, thereby enhancing NOX4 promoter activity; 3) HIF-1α–dependent up-regulation of NOX4 contributed to the restoration of ROS levels after prolonged hypoxia; and 4) induction of NOX4 by HIF-1α promoted proliferative activity of PASMCs in response to hypoxia. 1, 12 December 2018 | Journal of Neuroscience Research, Vol. Data represent % change of NOX4 mRNA levels versus normoxic control (100%; n = 3, *p < 0.05 vs. control). 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S., Bonello S., Hess J., Kietzmann T., Görlach A. 56, No. (C) PASMCs were transfected with plasmids coding for either shRNA against NOX4 (siN4I), HIF-1α (siH1I), or control shRNA (siCtr). (C and D) PASMCs were transfected with plasmids encoding for HIF-1α or NOX4 or control plasmid (Ctr) and treated with VitC for 60 min. 12, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Vol. 5, 17 March 2017 | Clinical Science, Vol. 6, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Vol. Again, in both cases, NOX4 protein levels were significantly reduced, further indicating that the antibody used detected NOX4 protein, and that expression of shRNA against NOX4 effectively decreased endogenous NOX4 protein levels. In both cases, more than 50% reduction of protein levels was observed. Again, NOX4 mRNA levels were similar to PAI-1 mRNA levels in HIF-1α–overexpressing cells as was determined by real-time PCR (Figure 4C). It is the terminal component of a respiratory chain that transfers single electrons from cytoplasmic NADPH across the plasma membrane to molecular oxygen on the exterior (By similarity).By similarity Abstract. Blots were scanned and analyzed using GelDoc software (Bio-Rad, Munich, Germany). Real-time PCR was performed with primers for the NOX4 promoter (forward, 5′-GAT AAA GAA ACT GGC GGC TG-3′ and reverse, 5′-GTA ACG AAA TTT GAG CCG GA-3′) flanking the potential HRE −391 to −387 bp and with primers for the PAI-1 promoter containing known HREs as positive control (forward, 5′-GCT CTT TCC TGG AGG TGG TC-3′ and reverse, 5′-GGG CAC AGA GAG AGT CTG GA-3′) using a Rotor-Gene 6000 (Corbett). Data represent % increase of NOX4 mRNA levels compared with control (n = 3; *p < 0.05 vs. Ctr). 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Diebold I., Djordjevic T., Hess J., Gorlach A. Rac-1 promotes pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell proliferation by upregulation of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, role of NFkappaB-dependent hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha transcription, Reciprocal regulation of Rac1 and PAK-1 by HIF-1alpha: a positive-feedback loop promoting pulmonary vascular remodeling. 6, 11 June 2019 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. It can be found in the plasma membrane as well as in the membranes of phagosomes used by neutrophil white blood cells to engulf microorganisms. To further test the functional relevance of HIF-1α–dependent NOX4 induction for the proliferative capacity of PASMCs, BrdU incorporation or cell numbers were determined in HIF-1α–overexpressing cells. These subunits are: There are several vascular isoforms of the complex which use paralogs the NOX2 subunit: There are two further paralogs of NOX2 subunit in the thyroid: Autosomal recessive cytochrome b-negative CGD, Autosomal recessive cytochrome b-positive CGD type I, Autosomal recessive cytochrome b-positive CGD type II, "NADPH oxidases: key modulators in aging and age-related cardiovascular diseases? Data represent % change of protein levels versus hypoxic control (n = 3, *p < 0.05 vs. hypoxic control). The p47 phox subunit of the NADPH oxidase system is a critical determinant of the Ang II-mediated oxidative stress in the cardiovascular system. Data represent % change of protein levels versus normoxic control (100%; n = 3, *p < 0.05 vs. control). 31, No. Western blot analyses for HIF-1α or aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator (ARNT) were performed with 50 μg of protein, separated by 8% SDS-PAGE, and transferred to nitrocellulose membranes. Superoxide can be produced in phagosomes which have ingested bacteria and fungi, or it can be produced outside of the cell. Because PASMCs do not express the luciferase gene well (BelAiba et al., 2004), luciferase assays were performed in HEK293 cells transfected by calcium phosphate precipitation as described (Gorlach et al., 2003). Cell migration was measured using a 35-mm gridded μ-dish (Ibidi, Martinsried, Germany). Gorlach A., Diebold I., Schini-Kerth V. B., Berchner-Pfannschmidt U., Roth U., Brandes R. P., Kietzmann T., Busse R. Thrombin activates the hypoxiainducible factor-1 signaling pathway in vascular smooth muscle cells: Role of the p22(phox)-containing NADPH oxidase. 79, No. Figure 3. 31, No. (B) Western blot analyses were performed using antibodies against NOX4 or HIF-1α.  Vascular NADPH oxidases are regulated by a variety of hormones and factors known to be important players in vascular remodeling and disease. (C) HEK293 cells were cotransfected with luciferase constructs containing either the wild-type NOX4 promoter (NOX4-730) or the NOX4 promoter mutated at the hypoxia-responsive element (HRE; NOX4-730m). Thereafter, cells were quickly washed with HBSS to remove excess dye, and DHE fluorescence was monitored using 480-nm excitation and 620-nm emission wavelength in a microplate reader (Safire, Tecan, Crailsheim, Germany) for a total time of 3 min at normoxic conditions. 5, 1 October 2012 | Pulmonary Circulation, Vol. 52, No. Interestingly, NOX4 protein levels were also strongly enhanced after 1 d of hypoxia, whereby NOX4 was primarily localized in the α-actin–positive media but also in the endothelial layer of small pulmonary arteries. Scale bars, 20 μm. Staining with an antibody against actin served as loading control. 3, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Vol. 174, No. Thus, changes in NOX4-dependent oxidase activity appear to be directly related to NOX4 abundance. Figure 6. On the other hand, a link between HIF-1α and NOX4 levels has not been established. Actin staining served as loading control. 18, No. NADPH oxidase 2 (Nox2), also known as cytochrome b(558) subunit beta or Cytochrome b-245 heavy chain, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the NOX2 gene. Abstract Endothelial cells express a constitutively active phagocyte-type NADPH oxidase whose activity is augmented by agonists such as angiotensin II. Apocynin acts by preventing the assembly of the NADPH oxidase subunits. Induction of NOX4 by HIF-1α contributed to maintain ROS levels after hypoxia and hypoxia-induced proliferation of PASMCs. In fact, we could show that NOX4 promoter activity was enhanced under hypoxic conditions, and also our findings that actinomycin D prevented up-regulation of NOX4 by hypoxia pointed to a transcriptional mechanism underlying NOX4 regulation by hypoxia. Northern hybridizations were carried out with digoxigenin-labeled antisense RNA probes for NOX4, which were transcribed from a NOX4 antisense construct using digoxigenin-labeled nucleotides and T7 polymerase (Roche) at 65°C for 16 h. Detection was performed after incubation with a digoxigenin antibody conjugated with alkaline phosphatase by using the chemiluminescent substrate CDPStar (Roche). 108, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, Vol. Accordingly, hypoxia decreases ROS levels, and ROS levels remain low even during short-term reoxygenation as long as no adaptive responses take place. 1, No. This indicates that HIF-1α–dependent up-regulation of NOX4 under hypoxic conditions mediates the increased generation of ROS that is observed after prolonged exposure to hypoxia and that this pathway also contributes to the enhanced proliferation of PASMCs in response to hypoxia. 3, Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, Vol. 9, Stem Cells and Development, Vol. ROS produced by NADPH oxidase activate an enzyme that makes the macrophages adhere to the artery wall (by polymerizing actin fibers). 96, 7 June 2016 | Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, Vol. Cell suspension was scanned 20 times at 37°C for a total of 10 min in an EPR spectrometer with temperature control (e-scan, Noxygen) with the following parameters: microwave power = 23.89 mW; center field = 3459–3466 G; modulation frequency = 86 kHz; scan time 10.49 s per scan; and modulation amplitude = 2.93 G. Superoxide generation rate was calculated using linear regression and normalized to the protein content. In support, NOX4 mRNA levels have been reported to be up-regulated by hypoxia for 24 h in PASMCs (Mittal et al., 2007; Ismail et al., 2009). 50, No. The activated NADPH oxidase generates superoxide which has roles in animal immune response and plant signalling. 4, 13 July 2012 | Basic Research in Cardiology, Vol. This process is counterbalanced by NADPH oxidase inhibitors, and by antioxidants. To this end, PASMCs were transfected with shRNAs against HIF-1α, which effectively blocked hypoxic induction of HIF-1α protein (Figure 4A). Western blot analyses were performed with antibodies against GFP and NOX4 (Figure 1D). 291, No. NADPH oxidase (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase) is a membrane-bound enzyme complex that faces the extracellular space. 1, 28 November 2011 | PLoS ONE, Vol. 90, No. 24, No. 1, 25 October 2017 | Cancers, Vol. The 1027th target candidate in stroke: Will NADPH oxidase hold up? 142, No. 4, 16 March 2016 | Scientific Reports, Vol. Excessive production of ROS in vascular cells causes many forms of cardiovascular disease including hypertension, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and ischemic stroke. NADPH oxidase can be inhibited by apocynin, nitric oxide (NO), and diphenylene iodonium.  Atherosclerosis is caused by the accumulation of macrophages containing cholesterol (foam cells) in artery walls (in the intima). 94, No. It is a heterodimer composed of an inducible α-subunit (HIF-1α) and a constitutive β-subunit and has been implicated in physiological and pathophysiological responses toward hypoxia (Wenger et al., 2005), but has also been shown to be up-regulated under nonhypoxic conditions (Richard et al., 2000; Gorlach et al., 2001; Gorlach and Kietzmann, 2007). The antibodies were diluted at 1:500 in 5% BSA. The protein is a super-oxide generating enzyme which forms reactive oxygen species (ROS). 98, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Vol. NOX4 protein levels in hypoxic siCtr-expressing cells were set to 100% (n = 3; *p < 0.05 vs. control). 174, No. 1, Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine, Vol. The plasmid encoding V5-tagged HIF-1α was kindly provided by Dr. T. Kietzmann (Kaiserslautern; Klein et al., 2008). NADPH oxidases are important sources of reactive oxygen species (ROS), possibly contributing to various disorders associated with enhanced proliferation. (A) Pulmonary artery smooth-muscle cells (PASMCs) were transfected with plasmids coding for NOX4 or for HIF-1α and were cotransfected with shRNA against NOX4 (siN4I) or with control shRNA (siCtr). Figure 2. 20, No. 3, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, Vol. The induction of ROS by Akt3 is due to the phosphorylation of the NADPH oxidase subunit p47 phox, which results in NADPH oxidase activation. Areas of infected cells are common, granulomas. We used mice lacking the gp91 subunit of NADPH oxidase [chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) mice] to assess the hypothesis that NADPH oxidase is a PA O2-sensor. To further investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying NOX4 promoter activation by hypoxia, bioinformatic analysis of the NOX4 promoter was performed (MatInspector, Genomatix, Munich, Germany). Djordjevic T., Pogrebniak A., BelAiba R. S., Bonello S., Wotzlaw C., Acker H., Hess J., Gorlach A. The mice were killed, and lungs were dissected and either snap-frozen in liquid nitrogen or inflated and Formalin-fixed. We approached this goal through the determination of p22 phox gene expression. Furthermore, mimicking the hypoxic situation by overexpressing HIF-1α enhanced proliferation and migration of PASMCs, and also here depletion of NOX4 diminished the proliferative and migratory responses. Interestingly, enhanced NOX4 levels have been identified in PASMC exposed to hypoxia (Mittal et al., 2007; Ismail et al., 2009), although the underlying mechanisms have not been clarified. Hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIFs) have been recognized as master regulators of oxygen-regulated gene expression (Ratcliffe et al., 1998; Semenza, 2000). As expected, HIF-1α protein levels were also induced by hypoxia, but peaked before NOX4 at 1–4 h of hypoxia (Figure 1C). Values are presented as means ± SD. PASMCs were plated to a density of 70% and cultured for 24 h. Transfection efficiency was on average 40%. American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology, Vol. In contrast, our findings that NOX4 is rapidly up-regulated by hypoxia in vitro and in vivo clearly point to a direct regulatory mechanism responsible for these effects. Results were compared by ANOVA for repeated measurements followed by Student-Newman-Keuls t test. All reagents were from Sigma (Taufkirchen, Germany) unless otherwise stated. Transfected cells were grown to confluency, wounded with a 10-μl tip, and exposed to hypoxia for 4 h. Phase-contrast images were captured at 0 h (control) and 24 h using an inverted microscope. In fact, Northern blot and Western blot analyses showed that, compared with control cells, the induction of NOX4 mRNA and protein by hypoxia was diminished in HIF-1α–deficient PASMCs (Figure 4, A and B). However, the exact mechanisms controlling NOX4 levels under hypoxia are not resolved. B., Sporn M. B. Hypoxia upregulates the synthesis of TGF-beta 1 by human dermal fibroblasts, Signal transduction by reactive oxygen species in non-phagocytic cells. Figure 7. Interestingly, when ROS levels were determined by DHE fluorescence after exposure of PASMCs to 30 min of hypoxia, a condition, where NOX4 levels were not elevated, yet, ROS levels were decreased compared with normoxic cells (Figure 5B). Transfections of PASMC were performed using FuGene reagent (Roche, Mannheim, Germany) as described (Diebold et al., 2008). Expression of vectors encoding two different shRNAs against NOX4 decreased not only NOX4 induction by hypoxia (Figure 6C), but also the proliferative activity of PASMCs under these conditions (Figure 6, A and B), suggesting that HIF-1α–dependent NOX4 induction was important for the proliferative activity of PASMCs in response to hypoxia. 21, No. NADPH oxidases—do they play a role in TRPC regulation under hypoxia? 11, 27 January 2012 | PLoS ONE, Vol. 31, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, Vol. 10, Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, Vol. Aaronson P. I., Robertson T. P., Knock G. A., Becker S., Lewis T. H., Snetkov V., Ward J. P. Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction: mechanisms and controversies. Abstract. The hypoxia-inducible factor-2alpha is stabilized by oxidative stress involving NOX4. All constructs were confirmed by DNA sequencing. 37, No. 9, 18 July 2019 | Cell Biochemistry and Function, Vol. 1, 10 November 2015 | Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 22, No. ROS levels of hypoxic control cells (siCtr) were set to 100% (n = 3; *p < 0.05 vs. hypoxic control). Because NOX4-dependent NADPH oxidases have been shown to generate ROS, we hypothesized that enhanced levels of HIF-1α should be able to increase ROS levels via NOX4. Cells were exposed to hypoxia for 4 h, and ROS levels were measured by EPR using the spin-trap CMH. Our novel findings that NOX4 is a target gene of HIF-1, and possibly also of HIF-2, together with previous data that NOX4 regulates HIF-1α and HIF-2α levels (Bonello et al., 2007; Block et al., 2007; Diebold et al., 2010b) suggest a positive-feedback loop whereby NOX4 would induce HIF-α proteins and vice versa. , 3 December 2013 | Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory disease, Vol into pgl3basic (,. 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