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Titolo:
Effects of sulfur mustard on the basal cell adhesion complex
Autore:
Werrlein, RJ; Madren-Whalley, JS;
Indirizzi:
USA, Med Res Inst Chem Def, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010 USA USA Aberdeen Proving Ground MD USA 21010 een Proving Ground, MD 21010 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF APPLIED TOXICOLOGY
, volume: 21, anno: 2000, supplemento:, 1
pagine: S115 - S123
SICI:
0260-437X(200012)21:<S115:EOSMOT>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INTERMEDIATE FILAMENT PROTEINS; EPIDERMOLYSIS-BULLOSA SIMPLEX; STRATIFIED SQUAMOUS EPITHELIA; COILED-COIL; ALPHA(6)BETA(4) INTEGRIN; CYTOPLASMIC DOMAIN; GENETIC-DISORDERS; EPIDERMAL KERATIN; CULTURED-CELLS; CDNA SEQUENCE;
Keywords:
sulfur mustard; basal cell; keratins; K5; K14; integrins; alpha(6); beta(4);
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
42
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Werrlein, RJ USA, Med Res Inst Chem Def, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010USA USA Aberdeen Proving Ground MD USA 21010 round, MD 21010 USA
Citazione:
R.J. Werrlein e J.S. Madren-Whalley, "Effects of sulfur mustard on the basal cell adhesion complex", J APPL TOX, 21, 2000, pp. S115-S123

Abstract

Among the most intriguing questions about sulfur mustard (di(2-chloroethyl) sulfide) is why basal cells are the primary targets of its vesicating lesions. To investigate this problem, replicate cultures of human epidermal keratinocytes (HEK) were grown from normal skin and exposed to 400 muM sulfurmustard (HI)) for 5 min, Using fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-conjugated antibodies, confocal laser microscopy and image analyses, we found that in early passages, sham-treated HEK maintained in a 0.15 mM Ca2+ medium continued to express keratins K5 and K14 as well as alpha (6)beta (4)-integrin. Both K5 and K14 are intermediate filaments characteristic of basal cells and linked with attachment mechanisms effecting epidermolysis bullosa simplex, a family of blistering skin diseases. Acute exposure to HD caused a statistically significant (P < 0.01) 30.74% decrease in K14 fluorescence withinIh of exposure. Within 2h of exposure, K14 fluorescence decreased to near-zero values. The loss in expression of K14 was progressive and occurred well before the expected appearance of in vivo blisters, which have a dose-dependent, clinical latent phase of 8-24 h, Acute exposure to HD also caused astatistically significant (P < 0.002) decrease in expression of P-4, an integrin which has been associated with junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB). Disruption of K-14 and alpha (6)beta (4)-integrin may be early events inthe HD injury pathway; however, they had no immediate or obvious effect oncell to substrate attachment. Published in 2000 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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