Minocycline reverses IL-17A/TRAF3IP2-mediated p38 MAPK/NF-κB/iNOS/NO-dependent cardiomyocyte contractile depression and death

Tadashi Yoshida, Nitin A. Das, Andrea J. Carpenter, Reza Izadpanah, Senthil A. Kumar, Sandeep Gautam, Shawn B. Bender, Ulrich Siebenlist, Bysani Chandrasekar

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Abstract

Minocycline, an FDA-approved second-generation semisynthetic tetracycline, exerts antioxidant, anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory effects, independent of its antimicrobial properties. Interleukin (IL)-17A is an immune and inflammatory mediator, and its sustained induction is associated with various cardiovascular diseases. Here we investigated (i) whether IL-17A induces cardiomyocyte contractile depression and death, (ii) whether minocycline reverses IL-17A's negative inotropic effects and (iii) investigated the underlying molecular mechanisms. Indeed, treatment with recombinant mouse IL-17A impaired adult cardiomyocyte contractility as evidenced by a 34% inhibition in maximal velocity of shortening and relengthening after 4 h (P < .01). Contractile depression followed iNOS induction at 2 h (2.13-fold, P < .01) and NO generation at 3 h (3.71-fold, P <.01). Further mechanistic investigations revealed that IL-17A-dependent induction of iNOS occurred via TRAF3IP2, TRAF6, TAK1, NF-κB, and p38MAPK signaling. 1400 W, a highly specific iNOS inhibitor, suppressed IL-17A-induced NO generation and contractile depression, where as the NO donors SNAP and PAPA-NONOate both suppressed cardiomyocyte contractility. IL-17A also stimulated cardiomyocyte IL-1β and TNF-α secretion, however, their neutralization failed to modulate IL-17A-mediated contractile depression or viability. Further increases of IL-17A concentration and the duration of exposure enhanced IL-1β and TNF-α secreted levels, buthad no impact on adult cardiomyocyte viability. However, when combined with pathophysiological concentrations of IL-1β or TNF-α, IL-17A promoted adult cardiomyocyte death. Importantly, minocycline blunted IL-17A-mediated deleterious effects, indicating its therapeutic potential in inflammatory cardiac diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number109690
JournalCellular Signalling
Volume73
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Apoptosis
  • Contractile depression
  • Inflammation
  • MAPK activation
  • Nitric oxide
  • NOS2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

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