A stable aspirin-triggered lipoxin A4 analog blocks phosphorylation of leukocyte-specific protein 1 in human neutrophils

J Immunol. 2004 Aug 1;173(3):2091-8. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.173.3.2091.

Abstract

Lipoxins and their aspirin-triggered 15-epimers are endogenous anti-inflammatory agents that block neutrophil chemotaxis in vitro and inhibit neutrophil influx in several models of acute inflammation. In this study, we examined the effects of 15-epi-16-(p-fluoro)-phenoxy-lipoxin A(4) methyl ester, an aspirin-triggered lipoxin A(4)-stable analog (ATLa), on the protein phosphorylation pattern of human neutrophils. Neutrophils stimulated with the chemoattractant fMLP were found to exhibit intense phosphorylation of a 55-kDa protein that was blocked by ATLa (10-50 nM). This 55-kDa protein was identified as leukocyte-specific protein 1, a downstream component of the p38-MAPK cascade in neutrophils, by mass spectrometry, Western blotting, and immunoprecipitation experiments. ATLa (50 nM) also reduced phosphorylation/activation of several components of the p38-MAPK pathway in these cells (MAPK kinase 3/MAPK kinase 6, p38-MAPK, MAPK-activated protein kinase-2). These results indicate that ATLa exerts its anti-inflammatory effects, at least in part, by blocking activation of the p38-MAPK cascade in neutrophils, which is known to promote chemotaxis and other proinflammatory responses by these cells.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Calcium-Binding Proteins / isolation & purification
  • Calcium-Binding Proteins / metabolism*
  • Calcium-Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinases / metabolism
  • Enzyme Inhibitors / pharmacology
  • Humans
  • Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
  • Lipoxins / pharmacology*
  • MAP Kinase Kinase 3
  • MAP Kinase Kinase 6
  • MAP Kinase Signaling System / drug effects*
  • Microfilament Proteins
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 1 / metabolism
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinases / metabolism
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases / drug effects*
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases / metabolism
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • N-Formylmethionine Leucyl-Phenylalanine / pharmacology
  • Neutrophils / drug effects
  • Neutrophils / metabolism
  • Phosphoinositide-3 Kinase Inhibitors
  • Phosphorylation / drug effects
  • Protein Kinase C / antagonists & inhibitors
  • Protein Processing, Post-Translational / drug effects*
  • Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases / metabolism
  • Protein-Tyrosine Kinases / metabolism
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins / physiology
  • p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases

Substances

  • 16-(4-fluoro)phenoxylipoxin A4 methyl ester
  • Calcium-Binding Proteins
  • Enzyme Inhibitors
  • Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
  • LSP1 protein, human
  • Lipoxins
  • Microfilament Proteins
  • Phosphoinositide-3 Kinase Inhibitors
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins
  • N-Formylmethionine Leucyl-Phenylalanine
  • MAP-kinase-activated kinase 2
  • Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
  • Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases
  • Protein Kinase C
  • Calcium-Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinases
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 1
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases
  • p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases
  • MAP Kinase Kinase 3
  • MAP Kinase Kinase 6
  • MAP2K3 protein, human
  • MAP2K6 protein, human
  • Map2k3 protein, mouse
  • Map2k6 protein, mouse
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinases