The vitamin D receptor-mediated activation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3Kα) plays a role in the 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3-stimulated increase in steroid sulphatase activity in myeloid leukaemic cell lines

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

In this article we show that 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) (1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3)) stimulates the activity of the class IA phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase PI3Kalpha 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 (VDR(nuc)) 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 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3) (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 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3)-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 PI3Kalpha mediates the 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3)-stimulated increase in steroid sulphatase activity in myeloid leukaemic cells. We also show that the PI3K/Akt dependent activation of NF-kappaB plays a role in the 1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3)-stimulated increase in steroid sulphatase activity in myeloid leukaemic cells.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1551-72
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Cellular Biochemistry
Volume103
Issue number5
Early online date1 Jan 2008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008

Keywords

  • myeloid cells, genomic and non-genomic signalling, phosphatidlylinositol 3-kinase, vitamin D receptor, steroid sulphatase