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dc.contributor.authorMnich, Katarzynaen
dc.contributor.authorFinn, David P.en
dc.contributor.authorDowd, Eilisen
dc.contributor.authorGorman, Adrienne M.en
dc.identifier.citationMnich, K., Finn, D., Dowd, E., & Gorman, A. (2010) Inhibition by anandamide of 6-hydroxydopamine-induced cell death in PC12 cells. Int J Cell Biol, 2010, 818497.en
dc.description.abstract6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) is a selective neurotoxin that is widely used to investigate cell death and protective strategies in models of Parkinson's disease. Here, we investigated the effects of the endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide, on 6-OHDA-induced toxicity in rat adrenal phaeochromocytoma PC12 cells. Morphological analysis and caspase-3 activity assay revealed that anandamide inhibited 6-OHDA-induced apoptosis. The protection was not affected by antagonists of either cannabinoid receptors (CB1 or CB2) or the vanilloid receptor TRPV1. Anandamide-dependent protection was reduced by pretreatment with LY294002 (inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, PI3K) and unaffected by U0126 (inhibitor of extracellularly-regulated kinase). Interestingly, phosphorylation of c-Jun-NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) in cells exposed to 6-OHDA was strongly reduced by anandamide pre-treatment. Furthermore, 6-OHDA induced c-Jun activation and increased Bim expression, both of which were inhibited by anandamide. Together, these data demonstrate antiapoptotic effects of anandamide and also suggest a role for activation of PI3K and inhibition of JNK signalling in anandamide-mediated protection against 6-OHDA.en
dc.titleInhibition by Anandamide of 6-Hydroxydopamine-Induced Cell Death in PC12 Cellsen
dc.contributor.funderIrish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technologyen
dc.contributor.funderScience Foundation Irelanden

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