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Type: Journal article
Title: Sphingosine 1-phosphate is a ligand for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ that regulates neoangiogenesis
Other Titles: Sphingosine 1-phosphate is a ligand for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma that regulates neoangiogenesis
Author: Parham, K.
Zebol, J.
Tooley, K.
Sun, W.
Moldenhauer, L.
Cockshell, M.
Gliddon, B.
Moretti, P.
Tigyi, G.
Pitson, S.
Bonder, C.
Citation: The FASEB Journal, 2015; 29(9):3638-3653
Publisher: Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0892-6638
1530-6860
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Kate A. Parham, Julia R. Zebol, Katie L. Tooley, Wai Y. Sun, Lachlan M. Moldenhauer, Michaelia P. Cockshell, Briony L. Gliddon, Paul A. Moretti, Gabor Tigyi, Stuart M. Pitson, and Claudine S. Bonder
Abstract: Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive lipid that can function both extracellularly and intracellularly to mediate a variety of cellular processes. Using lipid affinity matrices and a radiolabeled lipid binding assay, we reveal that S1P directly interacts with the transcription factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)γ. Herein, we show that S1P treatment of human endothelial cells (ECs) activated a luciferase-tagged PPARγ-specific gene reporter by ∼12-fold, independent of the S1P receptors. More specifically, in silico docking, gene reporter, and binding assays revealed that His323 of the PPARγ ligand binding domain is important for binding to S1P. PPARγ functions when associated with coregulatory proteins, and herein we identify that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator 1 (PGC1)β binds to PPARγ in ECs and their progenitors (nonadherent endothelial forming cells) and that the formation of this PPARγ:PGC1β complex is increased in response to S1P. ECs treated with S1P selectively regulated known PPARγ target genes with PGC1β and plasminogen-activated inhibitor-1 being increased, no change to adipocyte fatty acid binding protein 2 and suppression of CD36. S1P-induced in vitro tube formation was significantly attenuated in the presence of the PPARγ antagonist GW9662, and in vivo application of GW9662 also reduced vascular development in Matrigel plugs. Interestingly, activation of PPARγ by the synthetic ligand troglitazone also reduced tube formation in vitro and in vivo. To support this, Sphk1(-/-)Sphk2(+/-) mice, with low circulating S1P levels, demonstrated a similar reduction in vascular development. Taken together, our data reveal that the transcription factor, PPARγ, is a bona fide intracellular target for S1P and thus suggest that the S1P:PPARγ:PGC1β complex may be a useful target to manipulate neovascularization.
Keywords: transcription factor; endothelial; neovascularization
Rights: © FASEB
DOI: 10.1096/fj.14-261289
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1042589
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