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Protein Adduct Formation leads to Unfolded Protein Response
Key Event Relationship Overview
AOPs Referencing Relationship
|AOP Name||Adjacency||Weight of Evidence||Quantitative Understanding||Point of Contact||Author Status||OECD Status|
|CYP2E1 activation and formation of protein adducts leading to neurodegeneration||adjacent||Moderate||Moderate||Jelle Broeders (send email)||Under development: Not open for comment. Do not cite|
Life Stage Applicability
Key Event Relationship Description
Covalent binding of metabolites or other molecules, such as HNE, with key ER proteins can induce ER stress or can cause oxidative damage in the ER. The mechanism is not completely understood. The principle is that modified proteins are not able to be folded in the correct way, leading to accumulation of unfolded proteins in the ER. Another possibility is that key proteins in the ER are altered, which inhibits their function. Ultimately the ER homeostasis will be disturbed, which leads to ER stress and the activation of UPR.
Evidence Collection Strategy
Evidence Supporting this KER
HNE-modified proteins are detected after lipid peroxidation, as is described in KER 4. More recent research showed that the modified proteins by HNE are also ER proteins, such as protein disulphide isomerase, glucose regulated protein 58/78 and heat shock protein 60. To confirm whether protein-HNE adducts can induce ER stress and UPR, changes in the PERK pathway were monitored. After HNE treatment in rat aortic smooth muscle cells the expression in the PERK pathway increased. Cumaoglu et al. performed a study related to diabetes, and also found that a higher concentration of HNE in cells lead to a higher expression of PERK. Moreover, other proteasomes function in the cell can be carbonylated by CYP2E1 dependent oxidant stress.
For toxicants which can directly form protein adducts which leads to UPR is not much known, certainly not about the mechanism. Cisplatin can bind to microsomal compartments which induce ER stress and ultimately UPR. Metabolites of cyclosporin and acetaminophen can also bind to microsomal compartments with the same effect as cisplatin.
Acetaldehyde and malondialdehyde (product lipid peroxidation) can react together and can form MAA-adducts. There is no direct link with UPR, but the MAA-adducts are very stable. MAA modified proteins are found in the lungs and skin. Further research is needed to detect whether the can interact with ER proteins.
The biological plausibility can be found in literature, but mechanism is not known. For ethanol, the metabolite acetaldehyde specifically, there is no direct link between protein adduct and UPR
Uncertainties and Inconsistencies
Known modulating factors
Known Feedforward/Feedback loops influencing this KER
Domain of Applicability
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