Blood | VOL. 118

12/15-Lipoxygenase gene knockout severely impairs ischemia-induced angiogenesis due to lack of Rac1 farnesylation

Publication Date Nov 17, 2011


Abstract To understand the mechanisms by which 15(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (15(S)-HETE) activates Rac1 in the induction of angiogenesis, we studied the role of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl–coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase and αPix. 15(S)-HETE stimulated Rac1 in a sustained manner in human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (HDMVECs). Simvastatin, a potent inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase, suppressed 15(S)-HETE–induced Rac1 activation in HDMVECs affecting their migration and tube formation. 15(S)-HETE by inducing HMG-CoA reductase expression caused increased farnesylation and membrane translocation of Rac1 where it became activated by Src-dependent αPix stimulation. Mevalonate rescued 15(S)-HETE–induced Rac1 farnesylation and membrane translocation in HDMVECs and the migration and tube formation of these cells from inhibition by simvastatin. Down-regulation of αPix inhibited 15(S)-HETE–induced HDMVEC migration and tube formation. Hind-limb ischemia induced Rac1 farnesylation and activation leading to increased angiogenesis and these effects were blocked by simvastatin and rescued by mevalonate in WT mice. In contrast, hind-limb ischemia failed to induce Rac1 farnesylation and activation as well as angiogenic response in 12/15-Lox−/− mice. Activation of Src and αPix were also compromised at least to some extent in 12/15-Lox−/− mice compared with WT mice in response to hind-limb ischemia. Together, these findings demonstrate for the first time that HMG-CoA reductase plays a determinant role in 12/15-Lox–indu...


Human Dermal Microvascular Endothelial Cells Potent Inhibitor Of HMG-CoA Reductase Membrane Translocation Of Rac1 Hind-limb Ischemia HMG-CoA Reductase Rac1 Activation WT Mice Tube Formation Induction Of Angiogenesis Activation Of Src

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