Critical role of vascular peroxidase 1 in regulating endothelial nitric oxide synthase

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  • Vascular peroxidase 1 (VPO1) is a member of the peroxidase family which aggravates oxidative stress by producing hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Our previous study demonstrated that VPO1 plays a critical role in endothelial dysfunction through dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase2 (DDAH2)/asymmetric Dimethylarginine (ADMA) pathway. Hereby we describe the regulatory role of VPO1 on endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression and activity in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). In HUVECs AngiotensinII (100┬ánM) treatment reduced Nitric Oxide (NO) production, decreased eNOS expression and activity, which were reversed by VPO1 siRNA. Knockdown of VPO1 also attenuated ADMA production and eNOS uncoupling while enhancing phosphorylated ser1177 eNOS expression level. Furthermore, HOCl stimulation was shown to directly induce ADMA production and eNOS uncoupling, decrease phosphorylated ser1177 eNOS expression. It also significantly suppressed eNOS expression and activity together with NO production. Therefore, VPO1 plays a vital role in regulating eNOS expression and activity via hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-VPO1-HOCl pathway.
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  • Redox Biology  Journal
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  • Liu Z; Liu Y; Xu Q; Peng H; Tang Y; Yang T; Yu Z; Cheng G; Zhang G; Shi R
  • Start Page

  • 226
  • End Page

  • 232
  • Volume

  • 12