Korean J Phys Anthropol.  2004 Sep;17(3):231-240.

Down-regulated Reactive Oxygen Species by Heat Shock Protein 90 in 3-Hydroxykynurenine-induced SKN-SH Cell Death

  • 1Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. sungsu@cau.ac.kr


In this present study, we show that 3HK-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation and caspase activation lead to apoptotic cell death. Pretreatment with N-acetylcysteine (NAC), an effective antioxidant, significantly attenuated 3HK-induced apoptosis by way of a reduction of ROS accumulation and caspase activity. SKN-SN cells were protected from 3HK-induced cytotoxicity by heat shock protein (HSP). HSP90 effectively attenuated 3HK-mediated ROS accumulation and apoptosis. In addition, the protective effect of HSP90 was abolished by pretreatment with HSP90 anti-sense oligonucleotide, but not when pretreated with anti-senses for other HSPs. These results suggest that HSP90 protects SKN-SH cells from 3HK-induced cytotoxicity by reducing ROS levels and caspase activity.


3-Hydroxykynurenine (3HK); Heat shock protein 90(HSP90); Reactive oxygen species (ROS); Caspase; Apoptosis
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