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Effect of histone deacetylase inhibitors trichostatin A and valproic acid on hair cell regeneration in zebrafish lateral line neuromasts.

He Y, Cai C, Tang D, Sun S, Li H - Front Cell Neurosci (2014)

Bottom Line: Additionally, BrdU immunostaining and western blot analysis showed that TSA or VPA treatment caused a significant decrease in the percentage of S-phase cells and induced p21(Cip1) and p27(Kip1) expression, both of which are likely to explain the decrease in the amount of newly regenerated hair cells in treated embryos.Finally, we showed that HDAC inhibitors induced no observable cell death in neuromasts as measured by cleaved caspase-3 immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis.Taken together, our results demonstrate that HDAC activity has an important role in the regeneration of hair cells in the lateral line.

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Affiliation: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Affiliated Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University Shanghai, China.

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In humans, auditory hair cells are not replaced when injured. Thus, cochlear hair cell loss causes progressive and permanent hearing loss. Conversely, non-mammalian vertebrates are capable of regenerating lost sensory hair cells. The zebrafish lateral line has numerous qualities that make it well-suited for studying hair cell development and regeneration. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity has been shown to have an important role in regenerative processes in vertebrates, but its function in hair cell regeneration in vivo is not fully understood. Here, we have examined the role of HDAC activity in hair cell regeneration in the zebrafish lateral line. We eliminated lateral line hair cells of 5-day post-fertilization larvae using neomycin and then treated the larvae with HDAC inhibitors. To assess hair cell regeneration, we used 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine (BrdU) incorporation in zebrafish larvae to label mitotic cells after hair cell loss. We found that pharmacological inhibition of HDACs using trichostatin A (TSA) or valproic acid (VPA) increased histone acetylation in the regenerated neuromasts following neomycin-induced damage. We also showed that treatment with TSA or VPA decreased the number of supporting cells and regenerated hair cells in response to hair cell damage. Additionally, BrdU immunostaining and western blot analysis showed that TSA or VPA treatment caused a significant decrease in the percentage of S-phase cells and induced p21(Cip1) and p27(Kip1) expression, both of which are likely to explain the decrease in the amount of newly regenerated hair cells in treated embryos. Finally, we showed that HDAC inhibitors induced no observable cell death in neuromasts as measured by cleaved caspase-3 immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis. Taken together, our results demonstrate that HDAC activity has an important role in the regeneration of hair cells in the lateral line.

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HDAC inhibitors significantly suppress SC production. (A and B) We treated larvae at 5 dpf with neomycin and monitored SC numbers over the following 2 days. Lateral line SCs are stained with Sox2 antibody. (C and D) Quantification of the number of SCs in control and TSA- or VPA-treated larvae at 24 h and 48 h after neomycin incubation. Bars are mean ± s.e.m. and n = total number of embryos. **p < 0.001.
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Figure 3: HDAC inhibitors significantly suppress SC production. (A and B) We treated larvae at 5 dpf with neomycin and monitored SC numbers over the following 2 days. Lateral line SCs are stained with Sox2 antibody. (C and D) Quantification of the number of SCs in control and TSA- or VPA-treated larvae at 24 h and 48 h after neomycin incubation. Bars are mean ± s.e.m. and n = total number of embryos. **p < 0.001.

Mentions: We next evaluated the effect of HDAC inhibitor treatment on the number of SCs in the neuromasts after neomycin exposure. In order to visualize the SCs, we identified them with an antibody against Sox2, which is highly expressed in the SCs of the neuromasts (Figures 3A,B). We counted the Sox2-labeled cells in the neuromasts after treatment with HDAC inhibitors at 24 h and 48 h post-treatment and observed a significant reduction in the number of stained SCs (Figures 3C,D).


Effect of histone deacetylase inhibitors trichostatin A and valproic acid on hair cell regeneration in zebrafish lateral line neuromasts.

He Y, Cai C, Tang D, Sun S, Li H - Front Cell Neurosci (2014)

HDAC inhibitors significantly suppress SC production. (A and B) We treated larvae at 5 dpf with neomycin and monitored SC numbers over the following 2 days. Lateral line SCs are stained with Sox2 antibody. (C and D) Quantification of the number of SCs in control and TSA- or VPA-treated larvae at 24 h and 48 h after neomycin incubation. Bars are mean ± s.e.m. and n = total number of embryos. **p < 0.001.
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Figure 3: HDAC inhibitors significantly suppress SC production. (A and B) We treated larvae at 5 dpf with neomycin and monitored SC numbers over the following 2 days. Lateral line SCs are stained with Sox2 antibody. (C and D) Quantification of the number of SCs in control and TSA- or VPA-treated larvae at 24 h and 48 h after neomycin incubation. Bars are mean ± s.e.m. and n = total number of embryos. **p < 0.001.
Mentions: We next evaluated the effect of HDAC inhibitor treatment on the number of SCs in the neuromasts after neomycin exposure. In order to visualize the SCs, we identified them with an antibody against Sox2, which is highly expressed in the SCs of the neuromasts (Figures 3A,B). We counted the Sox2-labeled cells in the neuromasts after treatment with HDAC inhibitors at 24 h and 48 h post-treatment and observed a significant reduction in the number of stained SCs (Figures 3C,D).

Bottom Line: Additionally, BrdU immunostaining and western blot analysis showed that TSA or VPA treatment caused a significant decrease in the percentage of S-phase cells and induced p21(Cip1) and p27(Kip1) expression, both of which are likely to explain the decrease in the amount of newly regenerated hair cells in treated embryos.Finally, we showed that HDAC inhibitors induced no observable cell death in neuromasts as measured by cleaved caspase-3 immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis.Taken together, our results demonstrate that HDAC activity has an important role in the regeneration of hair cells in the lateral line.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Affiliated Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University Shanghai, China.

ABSTRACT
In humans, auditory hair cells are not replaced when injured. Thus, cochlear hair cell loss causes progressive and permanent hearing loss. Conversely, non-mammalian vertebrates are capable of regenerating lost sensory hair cells. The zebrafish lateral line has numerous qualities that make it well-suited for studying hair cell development and regeneration. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity has been shown to have an important role in regenerative processes in vertebrates, but its function in hair cell regeneration in vivo is not fully understood. Here, we have examined the role of HDAC activity in hair cell regeneration in the zebrafish lateral line. We eliminated lateral line hair cells of 5-day post-fertilization larvae using neomycin and then treated the larvae with HDAC inhibitors. To assess hair cell regeneration, we used 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine (BrdU) incorporation in zebrafish larvae to label mitotic cells after hair cell loss. We found that pharmacological inhibition of HDACs using trichostatin A (TSA) or valproic acid (VPA) increased histone acetylation in the regenerated neuromasts following neomycin-induced damage. We also showed that treatment with TSA or VPA decreased the number of supporting cells and regenerated hair cells in response to hair cell damage. Additionally, BrdU immunostaining and western blot analysis showed that TSA or VPA treatment caused a significant decrease in the percentage of S-phase cells and induced p21(Cip1) and p27(Kip1) expression, both of which are likely to explain the decrease in the amount of newly regenerated hair cells in treated embryos. Finally, we showed that HDAC inhibitors induced no observable cell death in neuromasts as measured by cleaved caspase-3 immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis. Taken together, our results demonstrate that HDAC activity has an important role in the regeneration of hair cells in the lateral line.

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