Glutamine attenuates inflammation and NF-kappaB activation via Cullin-1 deneddylation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Glutamine (GLN) can inhibit NF-kBeta activation and cytokine expression following sepsis. NF-kappaB activation and inflammatory cytokine expression, depend on neddylation of Cullin-1 (Cul-1) to proceed. Our aim was to evaluate whether GLN inhibits Cul-1 neddylation, and further determine if GLN-mediated Cul-1 deneddylation attenuates NF-kappaB activation and subsequent cytokine expression following experimental sepsis in the mouse. Sepsis-induced via cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) led to a significant increase in lung Cul-1 neddylation. GLN administration post-sepsis led to enhanced lung Cul-1 deneddylation and attenuated NEDD8 expression (p<0.01 vs. saline). Cul-1 deneddylation was associated with decreased NF-kappaB activation and IkappaB alpha degradation in GLN treated mice (( *)p<0.01 vs. saline). Lastly, GLN treatment led to a significant decrease in lung TNF-alpha and IL-6 post-sepsis. These are the first data describing a direct effect of GLN on Cul-1 deneddylation and provide a possible mechanistic explanation for GLN's anti-inflammatory effects.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Singleton, KD; Wischmeyer, PE

Published Date

  • August 29, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 373 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 445 - 449

PubMed ID

  • 18588857

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3625619

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1090-2104

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.06.057


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States