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Title: Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Suppresses In Vivo Proliferation of Bone Marrow Stem Cells through Reactive Oxygen Species Formation.

Authors: Cui, Yuqi; Jia, Fengpeng; He, Jianfeng; Xie, Xiaoyun; Li, Zhihong; Fu, Minghuan; Hao, Hong; Liu, Ying; Liu, Dylan Z; Cowan, Peter J; Zhu, Hua; Sun, Qinghua; Liu, Zhenguo

Published In PLoS One, (2015)

Abstract: Some environmental insults, such as fine particulate matter (PM) exposure, significantly impair the function of stem cells. However, it is unknown if PM exposure could affect the population of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs). The present study was to investigate the effects of PM on BMSCs population and related mechanism(s).PM was intranasally distilled into male C57BL/6 mice for one month. Flow cytometry with antibodies for BMSCs, Annexin V and BrdU ware used to determine the number of BMSCs and the levels of their apoptosis and proliferation in vivo. Phosphorylated Akt (P-Akt) level was determined in the BM cells with western blotting. Intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation was quantified using flow cytometry analysis. To determine the role of PM-induced ROS in BMSCs population, proliferation, and apotosis, experiments were repeated using N-acetylcysteine (NAC)-treated wild type mice or a triple transgenic mouse line with overexpression of antioxidant network (AON) composed of superoxide dismutase (SOD)1, SOD3, and glutathione peroxidase-1 with decreased in vivo ROS production.PM treatment significantly reduced BMSCs population in association with increased ROS formation, decreased P-Akt level, and inhibition of proliferation of BMSCs without induction of apoptosis. NAC treatment or AON overexpression with reduced ROS formation effectively prevented PM-induced reduction of BMSCs population and proliferation with partial recovery of P-Akt level.PM exposure significantly decreased the population of BMSCs due to diminished proliferation via ROS-mediated mechanism (could be partially via inhibition of Akt signaling).

PubMed ID: 26058063 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Acetylcysteine/pharmacology; Animals; Antioxidants/metabolism; Apoptosis/drug effects; Bone Marrow Cells/cytology*; Cell Proliferation/drug effects; Intracellular Space/metabolism; Male; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Particulate Matter/toxicity*; Phosphorylation/drug effects; Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt/metabolism; Reactive Oxygen Species/metabolism*; Stem Cells/cytology; Stem Cells/drug effects; Stem Cells/metabolism*

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