The vitamin D receptor-mediated activation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3Kα) plays a role in the 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D 3-stimulated increase in steroid sulphatase activity in myeloid leukaemic cell lines

Philip J. Hughes, Jimmy S. Lee, Neil E. Reiner, Geoffrey Brown

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Abstract

In this article we show that 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1α,25(OH)2D3) stimulates the activity of the class IA phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase PI3Kα and its downstream target Akt in HL60, U937 and THP-1 myeloid leukaemic cell lines. Furthermore, we show that the classical nuclear vitamin D receptor (VDRnuc) is involved in this activation of the PI3K/Akt signalling in these cell lines. We have previously shown that the activity of steroid sulphatase is stimulated in HL60, U937 and THP-1 myeloid leukaemic cell lines by 1α,25(OH)2D3 (Hughes et al., [2001] Biochem J 355:361-371; Hughes et al. [2005] J Cell Biochem 94:1175-1189; Hughes and Brown [2006] J Cell Biochem 98:590-617). In this article we show that the 1α,25(OH)2D3- stimulated increase in signalling via the PI3K/Akt pathway plays a role in the increase in steroid sulphatase activity in the HL60 U937 and THP-1 cell lines. We used a variety of pharmacological and biochemical approaches to show that activation of PI3Kα mediates the 1α,25(OH)2D 3-stimulated increase in steroid sulphatase activity in myeloid leukaemic cells. We also show that the PI3K/Akt dependent activation of NF-κB plays a role in the 1α,25(OH)2D3- stimulated increase in steroid sulphatase activity in myeloid leukaemic cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1551-1572
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Cellular Biochemistry
Volume103
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Genomic and non-genomic signalling
  • Myeloid cells
  • Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase
  • Steroid sulphatase
  • Vitamin D receptor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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