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THU0051 PPAR-GAMMA Agonist Inhibits Migration and Invasion by Down Regulating TNF Alpha-Induced CYR61 Expression in Rheumatoid Arthritis-Fibroblast Like Synoviocyte
  1. E.-J. Kwon1,
  2. M. Cho2,
  3. E.-J. Park3,
  4. J. Kim3
  1. 1Jeju National University School of Medicne, Jeju, Korea, Republic Of
  2. 2Department of Biochemistry, Jeju National University School of Medicne
  3. 3Department of Medicine, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju, Korea, Republic Of


Background Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) agonist has anti-inflammatory properties, which has known to reduce inflammatory cytokine production in RA. Cysteine-rich angiogenic inducer 61 (Cyr61) is associated with diseases related to chronic inflammation. Cyr61, pro-inflammatory factor, has been shown to be increased in the synovial tissues of patients with RA. However the action mechanisms between Cyr61 and PPARγ are unknown.

Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate mechanism of PPARγ and its relation to Cyr61 in pathogenesis of RA.

Methods All synovial tissue were obtained from RA patients undergoing total joint replacement. RA-FLS were cultured with TNFα, and Cyr61 in the presence or absence of PPARγ agonist. Expression of the Cyr61 was estimated by RT-PCR and western blotting. The Cell migration and invasion was assessed by wound repair assays and transwell system.

Results Cyr61 protein was expressed on RA-FLS, and its expression was increased by TNFα. Moreover, Cyr61 directly promotes RA-FLS migration (p<0.01) and invasion (p<0.01) compared to the untreated RA-FLS. RSG significantly decreased TNFα-induced Cyr61 protein expression. Furthermore, not only did RSG inhibit TNFα induced RA-FLS migration distance (p<0.01) and invasion (p=0.018), but also decreased Cyr61 treated RA-FLS invasion (p<0.01). However, RSG did not affect Cyr61 gene expression in RA-FLS.

Conclusions Our result show that PPARγ agonist may have beneficial effects on migration and invasion of RA-FLS via down-regulation of Cyr61. Therefore, PPARγ agonist could be a potential treatment of RA.


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  2. Pang X, Wei Y, Zhang Y, Zhang M, Lu Y, Shen P. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma activation inhibits hepatocellular carcinoma cell invasion by upregulating plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 Cancer Sci 2013 Jun;104(6):672-680.

Disclosure of Interest None declared

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