2016 Fiscal Year Annual Research Report
Molecular Basis of Familial Glucocorticoid Deficiency
|Research Institution||Hamamatsu University School of Medicine |
山口 理恵 浜松医科大学, 医学部, 特任研究員 (50420360)
|Project Period (FY)
2014-04-01 – 2017-03-31
|Keywords||FGD / NNT deficiency / oxidative stress / mitochodria / bioenergetics / ATP / MAPK pathway|
|Outline of Annual Research Achievements
The objectives of this project are 1) to verify NNT defect impairs cellular redox status and mitochondrial bioenergetics both in vitro and in vivo; 2) to validate the impaired cellular redox status mediates MAPK pathways to inhibit mitochondrial ATP production and induce apoptosis and subsequent decreased cellular viability; 3) to identify new genes responsible for FGD and elucidate the underlying mechanism(s)
The following results were obtained.
1. NNT knockdown resulted in an oxidized cellular redox status and impaired mitochondrial bioenergetics in HAC15 cells (a human adrenocortical cell line)
2. The FGD patient with NNT deficiency showed higher ROS production rate in the lymphocytic mitochondria, suggesting NNT deficiency lead to increased oxidative stress in the patient.
3. The effect of NNT deficiency on mitochondrial bioenergetics in the FGD patient was not performed due to lack of blood sample and all the remaining experiments were stopped due to the researcher’s retirement.