PubMed 22498075

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Automatically associated channels: Kir2.3

Title: Interleukin-10 modulates [Ca2+]i response induced by repeated NMDA receptor activation with brief hypoxia through inhibition of InsP(3)-sensitive internal stores in hippocampal neurons.

Authors: Marija V Turovskaya, Egor A Turovsky, Valery P Zinchenko, Sergei G Levin, Oleg V Godukhin

Journal, date & volume: Neurosci. Lett., 2012 May 10 , 516, 151-5

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The goal of this study was to evaluate an effect of interleukin-10 (IL-10) on the Ca(2+) response induced by repeated NMDA receptor activation with brief hypoxia in cultured hippocampal neurons. We focused on the importance of internal Ca(2+) stores in the modulation of this Ca(2+) response by IL-10. To test this, we compared roles of InsP(3)- and ryanodine-sensitive internal stores in the effects of IL-10. Measurements of intracellular cytosolic calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) in cultured hippocampal neurons were made by imaging Fura-2AM loaded hippocampal cells. Repeated episodes of NMDA receptor activation with brief hypoxia induced the spontaneous (s) [Ca(2+)](i) increases about 3 min after each hypoxic episode. The amplitude of the s[Ca(2+)](i) increases was progressively enhanced from the first hypoxic episode to the third one. IL-10 (1 ng/ml) abolished these s[Ca(2+)](i) increases. Exposure of cultured hippocampal neurons with thapsigargin (1 μM) or an inhibitor of phospholipase C (U73122, 1 μM) for 10 min also abolished the s[Ca(2+)](i) increases. On the other hand, antagonist of ryanodine receptors (ryanodine, 1 μM) did not affect this Ca(2+) response. These studies appear to provide the first evidence that Ca(2+) release from internal stores is affected by anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 in brain neurons. It is suggested that these data increase our understanding of the neuroprotective mechanisms of IL-10 in the early phase of hypoxia.