Abstract Title:

Myricetin prevents thapsigargin-induced CDK5-P66Shc signalosome mediated pancreaticβ-cell dysfunction.

Abstract Source:

Free Radic Biol Med. 2019 Sep ;141:59-66. Epub 2019 Jun 1. PMID: 31163256

Abstract Author(s):

Udayakumar Karunakaran, Ji Eun Lee, Suma Elumalai, Jun Sung Moon, Kyu Chang Won

Article Affiliation:

Udayakumar Karunakaran


Chronic endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has deleterious effects on pancreaticβ-cell function and survival in type 2 diabetes (T2D). Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) plays a critical role in β-cell failure under diabetic milieu conditions. However, little information is available on CDK5's ability to impair the function of β-cells via a chemical ER stress inducer thapsigargin. Myricetin, a natural flavonoid, has therapeutic potential for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Therefore, we examined the effect of CDK5 on thapsigargin-induced β-cell apoptosis, and explored the relationship between myricetin and CDK5. Exposure of beta cells with thapsigargin, induced a Src-mediated redox signaling (VAV2-Rac1-NOX) formation and CDK5 activation. Activated CDK5 induced antiapoptotic protein myeloid cell leukemia sequence 1 (Mcl-1) degradation which was associated with p66Shc serine 36 phosphorylation, causing beta cell apoptosis via mitochondrial dysfunction. Exposure of beta cells to myricetin resulted in an acute inhibition of Src-mediated redox signaling (VAV2-Rac1-NOX) formation and CDK5 activation. Myricetin inhibited CDK5 activation by directly binding to its ATP-binding pocket. Treatment with myricetin also enhanced the stability of Mcl-1 after thapsigargin treatment. Inhibition of CDK5 with myricetin or roscovitine, a CDK5 inhibitor attenuates thapsigargin induced p66Shc serine 36 phosphorylation and also reduced mitochondrial dysfunction by decreasing mitochondrial ROS and caspase-3 activation. In addition, myricetin was observed to enhancePDX-1 and insulin mRNA expression and potentiate glucose stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS). Taken together, these findings indicate that thapsigargin-induced early molecular events lead to CDK5-p66Shc signalosome contributes to thapsigargin-induced pancreatic β-cell dysfunction. Myricetin blockedthapsigargin induced CDK5-p66Shc signalosome formation and prevented pancreatic beta cell dysfunction. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that thapsigargin initiated CDK5-p66Shc signalosome mediates the pancreatic beta cell dysfunction and myricetin protects the pancreatic beta cellsthrough the inhibition of CDK5-p66Shc signalosome.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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