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Molecular mechanism of DNA damage induced by titanium dioxide nanoparticles in toll-like receptor 3 or 4 expressing human hepatocarcinoma cell lines.

El-Said KS, Ali EM, Kanehira K, Taniguchi A - J Nanobiotechnology (2014)

Bottom Line: Our results showed evidence for elevated oxidative stress, including the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), with increased hydrogen peroxide levels, decreased glutathione peroxidase, and reduced glutathione and activated caspase-3 levels in cells exposed for 48 h to 10 μg/ml TiO2 NPs.These effects were enhanced by TLR4 and reduced by TLR3 over-expression.Our results indicated that TiO2 NPs induced ROS, and the above molecules are implicated in the genotoxicity induced by TiO2 NPs.

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Affiliation: Cell-Material Interaction Group, Biomaterial Unit, Nano-Bio Field, Interaction Center for Material Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan. SAMYELSAIDALI.Karim@nims.go.jp.

ABSTRACT

Background: Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) are widely used in the biological sciences. The increasing use of TiO2 NPs increases the risk of humans and the environment being exposed to NPs. We previously showed that toll-like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in the interactions between NPs and cells. Our previous results indicated that TLR4 increased the DNA damage response induced by TiO2 NPs, due to enhanced NP uptake into the cytoplasm, whereas TLR3 expression decreased the DNA damage response induced by TiO2 NPs because of NP retention in the endosome. In this study, we explored the molecular mechanism of the DNA damage response induced by TiO2 NPs using TLR3 or TLR4 transfected cells. We examined the effect of TLR3 or TLR4 over-expression on oxidative stress and the effect of DNA damage induced by TiO2 NPs on gene expression levels.

Results: Our results showed evidence for elevated oxidative stress, including the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), with increased hydrogen peroxide levels, decreased glutathione peroxidase, and reduced glutathione and activated caspase-3 levels in cells exposed for 48 h to 10 μg/ml TiO2 NPs. These effects were enhanced by TLR4 and reduced by TLR3 over-expression. Seventeen genes related to DNA double-strand breaks and apoptosis were induced, particularly IP6K3 and ATM.

Conclusion: Our results indicated that TiO2 NPs induced ROS, and the above molecules are implicated in the genotoxicity induced by TiO2 NPs.

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Caspase-3 activities in TiO2NP-exposed HepG2 cells with and without TLR3 or TLR4 transfection. The transfected cells were exposed to 10 μg/ml TiO2 NPs for 48 h. Each plot was produced from at least 3 replicate measurements. All values are presented as mean ± S.D. (n ≥3), (*P <0.05).
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Fig5: Caspase-3 activities in TiO2NP-exposed HepG2 cells with and without TLR3 or TLR4 transfection. The transfected cells were exposed to 10 μg/ml TiO2 NPs for 48 h. Each plot was produced from at least 3 replicate measurements. All values are presented as mean ± S.D. (n ≥3), (*P <0.05).

Mentions: Caspase-3, an effector cysteine protease involved in apoptosis and necrosis, is activated by H2O2 [33]. Therefore, monitoring caspase-3 activation is important for evaluating apoptotic responses to oxidative stress occurring in HepG2 cells exposed to TiO2 NPs. Our results showed that caspase-3 activity significantly increased in cells exposed to TiO2 NPs, and that TLR4 expression further increased caspase-3 activation. Conversely, TLR3 expression resulted in an almost complete reversal of TiO2 NP-induced caspase-3 activation (Figure 5). Therefore, TiO2 NP-treatment induces apoptosis involving elevated caspase-3 activity in TLR4-expressing and normal HepG2 cells.Figure 5


Molecular mechanism of DNA damage induced by titanium dioxide nanoparticles in toll-like receptor 3 or 4 expressing human hepatocarcinoma cell lines.

El-Said KS, Ali EM, Kanehira K, Taniguchi A - J Nanobiotechnology (2014)

Caspase-3 activities in TiO2NP-exposed HepG2 cells with and without TLR3 or TLR4 transfection. The transfected cells were exposed to 10 μg/ml TiO2 NPs for 48 h. Each plot was produced from at least 3 replicate measurements. All values are presented as mean ± S.D. (n ≥3), (*P <0.05).
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Fig5: Caspase-3 activities in TiO2NP-exposed HepG2 cells with and without TLR3 or TLR4 transfection. The transfected cells were exposed to 10 μg/ml TiO2 NPs for 48 h. Each plot was produced from at least 3 replicate measurements. All values are presented as mean ± S.D. (n ≥3), (*P <0.05).
Mentions: Caspase-3, an effector cysteine protease involved in apoptosis and necrosis, is activated by H2O2 [33]. Therefore, monitoring caspase-3 activation is important for evaluating apoptotic responses to oxidative stress occurring in HepG2 cells exposed to TiO2 NPs. Our results showed that caspase-3 activity significantly increased in cells exposed to TiO2 NPs, and that TLR4 expression further increased caspase-3 activation. Conversely, TLR3 expression resulted in an almost complete reversal of TiO2 NP-induced caspase-3 activation (Figure 5). Therefore, TiO2 NP-treatment induces apoptosis involving elevated caspase-3 activity in TLR4-expressing and normal HepG2 cells.Figure 5

Bottom Line: Our results showed evidence for elevated oxidative stress, including the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), with increased hydrogen peroxide levels, decreased glutathione peroxidase, and reduced glutathione and activated caspase-3 levels in cells exposed for 48 h to 10 μg/ml TiO2 NPs.These effects were enhanced by TLR4 and reduced by TLR3 over-expression.Our results indicated that TiO2 NPs induced ROS, and the above molecules are implicated in the genotoxicity induced by TiO2 NPs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Cell-Material Interaction Group, Biomaterial Unit, Nano-Bio Field, Interaction Center for Material Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan. SAMYELSAIDALI.Karim@nims.go.jp.

ABSTRACT

Background: Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) are widely used in the biological sciences. The increasing use of TiO2 NPs increases the risk of humans and the environment being exposed to NPs. We previously showed that toll-like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in the interactions between NPs and cells. Our previous results indicated that TLR4 increased the DNA damage response induced by TiO2 NPs, due to enhanced NP uptake into the cytoplasm, whereas TLR3 expression decreased the DNA damage response induced by TiO2 NPs because of NP retention in the endosome. In this study, we explored the molecular mechanism of the DNA damage response induced by TiO2 NPs using TLR3 or TLR4 transfected cells. We examined the effect of TLR3 or TLR4 over-expression on oxidative stress and the effect of DNA damage induced by TiO2 NPs on gene expression levels.

Results: Our results showed evidence for elevated oxidative stress, including the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), with increased hydrogen peroxide levels, decreased glutathione peroxidase, and reduced glutathione and activated caspase-3 levels in cells exposed for 48 h to 10 μg/ml TiO2 NPs. These effects were enhanced by TLR4 and reduced by TLR3 over-expression. Seventeen genes related to DNA double-strand breaks and apoptosis were induced, particularly IP6K3 and ATM.

Conclusion: Our results indicated that TiO2 NPs induced ROS, and the above molecules are implicated in the genotoxicity induced by TiO2 NPs.

No MeSH data available.


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