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      Role of arachidonic acid metabolites on the control of non-differentiated intestinal epithelial cell growth.

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          Increasingly evidence indicates that enzymes, receptors and metabolites of the arachidonic acid (AA) cascade play a role in intestinal epithelial cell proliferation and colorectal tumorigenesis. However, the information available does not provide a complete picture and contains a number of discrepancies. For this reason it might be appropriate a thorough study into the impacts of the AA cascade on intestinal epithelial cell growth. Our data show that non-differentiated Caco-2 cells cultured with 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS) synthesize appreciable amounts of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), leukotriene B4 (LTB4) and 5-, 12 and 15-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (HETE) but not LTD4, 20-HETE and epoxyeicosatrienoic acids. We also found that inhibitors of PGE2, LTB4 and 5-, 12-, 15-HETE synthesis as well as receptor antagonists of PGE2 and LTB4 blocked Caco-2 cell growth and DNA synthesis induced by 10% FBS without cytotoxic or apoptotic activity. Interestingly, PGE2, LTB4 and 5-, 12- and 15-HETE at concentrations reached in 10% FBS Caco-2 cultures (1-10nM) were able to induce Caco-2 cell growth and DNA synthesis. This was due to the interaction of PGE2 with EP1 and EP4 receptors and LTB4 and HETEs with BLT1 and BLT2 receptors. Moreover, we provide evidence that PGE2 stimulates several cell signaling pathways such as ERK, P38α, CREB and GSKβ/β-catenin involved in the regulation of Caco-2 growth. Finally, we provide evidence that the mitogenic effects of LTB4 and HETEs can be dependent, at least in part, on PGE2 synthesis.

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          Journal
          Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol.
          The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology
          1878-5875
          1357-2725
          Aug 2013
          : 45
          : 8
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Departament de Fisiologia, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
          Article
          S1357-2725(13)00146-5
          10.1016/j.biocel.2013.05.009
          23685077
          Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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