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Cadmium Activates a Programmed, Lysosomal Membrane Permeabilization-Dependent Necrosis Pathway.
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PMID:  22677345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cadmium is a highly toxic, carcinogenic, and atherogenic element. A central principle in many Cd-induced pathophysiologies is the induction of cell death. In past studies Cd was shown to cause apoptosis, necrosis, programmed necrosis, or autophagy. This study was conducted to precisely define the end stage processes and outcome of Cd-induced cell death in endothelial cells (ECs). We show that Cd leads to acidification and permeabilization of lysosomes, followed by the release of active DNAse II from lysosomes. The absence of nuclear DNA due to DNAse II activity may have lead to misinterpretations of the type of cell death outcome in previous studies. Further, Cd-induced cell death is characterized by a massive release of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), a gold standard marker for the occurrence of plasma membrane rupture i.e. necrosis. Importantly, lentivirus-based over-expression of the anti-apoptotic protein BCL-XL abrogates lysosomal rupture, DNA degradation and LDH release, clearly indicating that Cd induces a programmed form of cell death with a necrotic endpoint.
Barbara Messner; Christian Ploner; Günther Laufer; David Bernhard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Toxicology letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3169     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7709027     Medline TA:  Toxicol Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Surgical Research Laboratories - Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
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