SFRP5 mediates downregulation of wnt5a/caveolin-1/JNK signaling pathway

in Journal of Endocrinology
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  • 1 W Liu, Pediatrics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi,an, China
  • 2 Y Ji, Cardiovascular Medicine, First Hospital of Xi’an, Xi'an, China
  • 3 H Chu, Pediatrics, First hospital of Xi’an, Xi,an, China
  • 4 M Wang, Pediatrics, Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Chang'an District, Xi,an, China
  • 5 B Yang, Pediatrics, Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Chang'an District, Xi,an, China
  • 6 C Yin, Pediatrics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

Correspondence: Chunyan Yin, Email: a0pi3s@163.com
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This study investigated the effects of Wnt5a/caveolin/JNK signaling pathway and SFRP5 protein on ox-LDL-induced apoptosis of HUVEC cells. The difference of serological indexes between healthy average weight and obese children and the expression of Wnt 5a and SFRP5 was detected by clinical examination, and the correlation between serum SFRP5, Wnt 5a and the vascular endothelial injury was detected. HUVEC cells were induced by ox-LDL to construct an endothelial injury model, siRNA-transfected cells were used to construct down-regulated SFRP5 and Wnt 5A expression groups, and recombination methods were used to construct up-regulated Wnt5a and SFRP5 expression groups. The expression of Wnt 5a, caveolin-1, JNK and apoptosis-related proteins under different treatments were detected by the Western blot method, and apoptosis was detected by flow cytometry. Serological results showed that the level of Sfrp5 in obese children was significantly lower than that in healthy children, and the level of Wnt5a was significantly higher than that in healthy children. Moreover, Ln Sfrp5 was significantly negatively correlated with Ang-2 in blood circulation, ICAM-1 and E-selectin selectin, but not with VCAM-1. When Wnt5a was up-regulated, the expression of caveolin-1 and JNK increased significantly, Bcl-2 decreased significantly, and the apoptotic rate increased significantly. Nevertheless, when Sfrp5 expression was up-regulated, the result was the opposite. SFRP5 and Wnt5a are involved in the vascular endothelial injury. Wnt5a can promote apoptosis of HUVEC cells through Wnt5a/JNK/Caveolin-1 pathway, while SFRP5 can inhibit apoptosis by interfering with this pathway.

 

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