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Temporal dynamics of glyoxalase 1 in secondary neuronal injury

: Pieroh, Philipp; Koch, Martin; Wagner, Daniel-Christoph; Boltze, Johannes; Ehrlich, Angela; Ghadban, Chalid; Hobusch, Constance; Birkenmeier, Gerd; Dehghani, Faramarz

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PLoS one. Online journal 9 (2014), No.2, Art. e87364, 7 pp.
ISSN: 1932-6203
Journal Article, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IZI ()

Background: Enhanced glycolysis leads to elevated levels of the toxic metabolite methylglyoxal which contributes to loss of protein-function, metabolic imbalance and cell death. Neurons were shown being highly susceptible to methylglyoxal toxicity. Glyoxalase 1 as an ubiquitous enzyme reflects the main detoxifying enzyme of methylglyoxal and underlies changes during aging and neurodegeneration. However, little is known about dynamics of Glyoxalase 1 following neuronal lesions so far.
Methods: To determine a possible involvement of Glyoxalase 1 in acute brain injury, we analysed the temporal dynamics of Glyoxalase 1 distribution and expression by immunohistochemistry and Western Blot analysis. Organotypic hippocampal slice cultures were excitotoxically (N-methyl-D-aspartate, 50 M for 4 hours) lesioned in vitro (5 minutes to 72 hours). Additionally, permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion was performed (75 minutes to 60 days).
Results: We found (i) a predominant locali sation of Glyoxalase 1 in endothelial cells in non-lesioned brains (ii) a time-dependent up-regulation and re-distribution of Glyoxalase 1 in neurons and astrocytes and (iii) a strong increase in Glyoxalase 1 dimers after neuronal injury (24 hours to 72 hours) when compared to monomers of the protein.
Conclusions: The high dynamics of Glyoxalase 1 expression and distribution following neuronal injury may indicate a novel role of Glyoxalase 1.