Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHatanaka, Elaine
dc.contributor.authorDermargos, Alexandre
dc.contributor.authorHirata, Aparecida
dc.contributor.authorVinolo, Marco
dc.contributor.authorCarpinelli, Angelo
dc.contributor.authorNewsholme, Philip
dc.contributor.authorArmelin, Hugo
dc.contributor.authorCuri, Rui
dc.identifier.citationHatanaka, Elaine and Dermargos, Alexandre and Hirata, Aparecida and Vinolo, Marco and Carpinelli, Angelo and Newsholme, Philip and Armelin, Hugo and Curi, Rui. 2013. Oleic, Linoleic and Linolenic Acids Increase ROS Production by Fibroblasts via NADPH Oxidase Activation. PLoS ONE. 8 (4): e58626.

The effect of oleic, linoleic and γ-linolenic acids on ROS production by 3T3 Swiss and Rat 1 fibroblasts was investigated. Using lucigenin-amplified chemiluminescence, a dose-dependent increase in extracellular superoxide levels was observed during the treatment of fibroblasts with oleic, linoleic and γ-linolenic acids. ROS production was dependent on the addition of β-NADH or NADPH to the medium. Diphenyleneiodonium inhibited the effect of oleic, linoleic and γ-linolenic acids on fibroblast superoxide release by 79%, 92% and 82%, respectively. Increased levels of p47phox phosphorylation due to fatty acid treatment were detected by Western blotting analyses of fibroblast proteins. Increased p47phox mRNA expression was observed using real-time PCR. The rank order for the fatty acid stimulation of the fibroblast oxidative burst was as follows: γ-linolenic > linoleic > oleic. In conclusion, oleic, linoleic and γ-linolenic acids stimulated ROS production via activation of the NADPH oxidase enzyme complex in fibroblasts.

dc.publisherPublic Library of Science
dc.titleOleic, Linoleic and Linolenic Acids Increase ROS Production by Fibroblasts via NADPH Oxidase Activation
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titlePLoS ONE

This article is published under the Open Access publishing model and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License Please refer to the licence to obtain terms for any further reuse or distribution of this work.

curtin.accessStatusOpen access

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record