Chlamydia pneumoniae induces the expression of inhibitor of apoptosis 2 (c-IAP2) in a human monocytic cell line by an NF-kB-dependent pathway
Members of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein family are important factors that regulate apoptotic cell death. As demonstrated both by RT-PCR and Western Blot analysis C. pneumoniae infection of the human monocytic cell line Mono Mac 6 induces the expression of mRNA and protein of the cellular inhibitor of apoptosis 2 (c-IAP2). Blocking NF-kappaB DNA-binding activity by the proteasome inhibitor MG-132 results in decrease of C. pneumoniae-induced c-IAP2 expression. Therefore, C. pneumoniae may exploit the NF-kappaB pathway to induce expression of an antiapoptotic host cell protein that may contribute to intracellular survival of the pathogen.
|Authors:||Wahl C, Maier S, Marre R, Essig A.|
|Journal:||Int J Med Microbiol., 293: 377-81|
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