Kinetics of GADD45a, TP53 and CASP3 gene expression in the rat lens in vivo in response to exposure to double threshold dose of UV-B radiation
2012 (English)In: Experimental Eye Research, ISSN 0014-4835, E-ISSN 1096-0007, Vol. 97, no 1, 19-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the evolution of expression of mRNA message for the genes for the genome stress sensor GADD45α, the apoptosis initiator TP53 and the apoptosis executor CASP3 in the rat lens in vivo in response to exposure to UVR around 300 nm. Forty six week old female albino Sprague-Dawley rats were unilaterally exposed to double threshold dose for cataract induction, 8 kJ/m2 (8.9 W/m2 for 15 min), of UVR (λmax = 300 nm). The animals were sacrificed at 1, 5, 24 and 120 h following exposure to UVR-B. For each of the GADD45α, TP53 and CASP3 genes, respectively, mRNA expression in the lenses was measured by quantitative RT-PCR. It was found that expression of mRNA for GADD45α transiently increases between 5 and 24 h after exposure. TP53 is slightly downregulated in exposed lenses at 1 and 5 h after exposure and thereafter the mRNA expression increases with a constant rate of 9.4∗10−3 rel. units/h to a 1.8 fold increase at 120 h after exposure. Expression of mRNA for CASP3 is downregulated at 1, 5 and 24 h after in vivo exposure and then increases with a constant rate of 4.7∗10−3 rel. units/h, upto a 1.3 fold upregulation at 120 h. Double threshold dose of UVR, for short delay onset of cataract, in vivo causes a transient upregulation of the stress sensor GADD45α, a concurrent downregulation of TP53 and CASP3, followed by a constant upregulation of TP53 that precedes a constant upregulation of CASP3.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 97, no 1, 19-23 p.
lens, UVR, stress sensing, GADD45α, TP53, CASP3, apoptosis
Research subject Ophtalmology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-170295DOI: 10.1016/j.exer.2012.02.003ISI: 000303081400003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-170295DiVA: diva2:508929