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Activity of Cyclic AMP Phosphodiesterases and Adenylyl Cyclase in Peripheral Nerve after Crush and Permanent Transection Injuries

Walikonis, Randall S. and Poduslo, Joseph F. (1998) Activity of Cyclic AMP Phosphodiesterases and Adenylyl Cyclase in Peripheral Nerve after Crush and Permanent Transection Injuries. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 273 (15). pp. 9070-9077. ISSN 0021-9258. doi:10.1074/jbc.273.15.9070.

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Recent studies demonstrate that cAMP levels are tightly controlled during demyelination and remyelination in Schwann cells as cAMP decreases to 8–10% of normal following both sciatic nerve crush or permanent transection injury and only begins to increase in the crushed nerve after remyelination (Poduslo, J. F., Walikonis, R. S., Domec, M., Berg, C. T., and Holtz-Heppelmann, C. J. (1995) J. Neurochem. 65, 149–159). To investigate the mechanisms responsible for this change in cAMP levels, cAMP phosphodiesterase (PDE) and adenylyl cyclase activities were determined before and after sciatic nerve injury. Basal cAMP PDE activity in soluble endoneurial homogenates of normal nerve was 34.9 ± 1.9 pmol/mg of protein/min (χ̅ ± S.E.; n = 10). This activity increased about 3-fold within 6 days following both injuries. Basal PDE activity remained elevated in the transected nerve, but declined to 70 pmol/mg of protein/min in the crushed nerve at 21 and 35 days following injury. Isozyme-specific inhibitors and stimulators were used to identify the PDE families in the sciatic nerve. The lowK_m cAMP-specific (PDE4) and the Ca^(2+)/calmodulin-stimulated (PDE1) families were found to predominate in assays using endoneurial homogenates. The PDE4 inhibitor rolipram also increased cAMP levels significantly after incubation of endoneurial tissue with various isozyme-specific inhibitors, indicating that PDE4 plays a major role in determining cAMP levels. PDE4 mRNA was localized by in situ hybridization to cells identified as Schwann cells by colabeling of S100, a Schwann cell specific protein. Adenylyl cyclase activity declined following injury, from 3.7 pmol/mg of protein/min in normal nerve to 0.70 pmol/mg/min by 7 days following injury. Both decreased synthesis and increased degradation contribute, therefore, to the reduced levels of cAMP following peripheral nerve injury and are likely critical to the process of Wallerian degeneration.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1998 by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. (Received for publication, October 24, 1997, and in revised form, January 27, 1998) We thank Dr. Thomas Dousa for technical advice and critical reading of this manuscript. The technical assistance of Jill Haggard, Carole T. Berg, LouAnn McGee, Debra A. Wittrock, and Gretchen Kohler (Scholl Foundation Summer Scholar) is gratefully acknowledged. The skillful secretarial assistance of Susan A. Wendt is appreciated. This research was supported by the Mayo Foundation.The costs of publication of this article were defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. The article must therefore be hereby marked “advertisement” in accordance with 18 U.S.C. Section 1734 solely to indicate this fact.
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Official Citation:CELL BIOLOGY AND METABOLISM: * Randall S. Walikonis and * Joseph F. Poduslo Activity of Cyclic AMP Phosphodiesterases and Adenylyl Cyclase in Peripheral Nerve after Crush and Permanent Transection Injuries J. Biol. Chem. 1998 273: 9070-9077. doi:10.1074/jbc.273.15.9070
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