Gomez Rodriguez 2013 Abstract IOC75

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Gomez Rodriguez A (2013) ß-adrenergic receptor signaling interruption with two β-blockers (atenolol or nebivolol) can modify different oxidative stress related parameters linked to longevity in mouse liver. Mitochondr Physiol Network 18.03.

Link: IOC75 Open Access

Gomez Rodriguez A, Sanchez-Roman I, Naudi A, Lopez-Torres M, Pamplona R, Barja G (2013)

Event: IOC75

Alexia Gomez Rodriguez

A new mammalian longevity model based on ß-adrenergic receptor signaling interruption at the level of adenylyl cyclase has reported decreased bone and heart aging and mean and maximum longevity increases in AC5 KO (adenylyl cyclase 5 Knocking out) mice [1]. In order to clarify if an oxidative stress decrease could be involved, we first decided to mimic this model in a pharmacological way. We have previously treated C57BL/6 mice with the β1-selective blocker atenolol in the drinking water, and this decreased the global degree of membrane fatty acid unsaturation as well as various markers of protein oxidation and lipoxidation [2]. In the present study, we have tested if that effect is extensible to other tissues, like liver, and other β1-selective blockers, like nebivolol. We have treated C57BL/6 mice with atenolol in drinking water and with nebivolol through intraperitoneal injection. Atenolol treatment decreased ROS production at the level of complex III, which correlates with a decrease in the amount of this complex. Besides, atenolol was able to decrease the level of MDAL, a specific marker of lipoxidation-dependent damage to proteins which is known to be lower in long-lived animals. On the other hand, nebivolol treatment decreased the level of oxidative damage in mitochondrial DNA (a characteristic trait of long-lived animals), and increased the ratio pERK/total ERK which indicates effective blockade of the β-adrenergic signaling pathway. These results show the specificity of β-blockers by their specific target tissues, like heart, and the lower effect in other systemic organs, like liver.

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  2. Sanchez-Roman I, Gomez J, Naudi A, Ayala V, Portero-OtΓ­n M, Lopez-Torres M, Pamplona R, Barja G (2010) The beta-blocker atenolol lowers the longevity-related degree of fatty acid unsaturation, decreases protein oxidative damage, and increases extracellular signal-regulated kinase signaling in the heart of C57BL/6 mice. Rejuv Res 13: 683–693

β€’ Keywords: Ξ²-Blockers


Labels: MiParea: Respiration  Pathology: Aging;senescence  Stress:Oxidative stress;RONS  Organism: Mouse  Tissue;cell: Liver  Preparation: Isolated mitochondria  Enzyme: Complex I, Complex II;succinate dehydrogenase, Complex III  Regulation: Redox state, Fatty acid  Coupling state: LEAK 



Affiliations and author contributions

Supported by a BFU2011-2388 Grant to GB

A. Gomez1, I. Sanchez-Roman1, A. NaudΓ­2, M. LΓ³pez-Torres1, R. Pamplona2, G. Barja1.

(1) Department of Animal Physiology II, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Complutense University, Madrid 28040, ES

(2) Department of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lleida-IRB, Lleida 25008, ES

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