Mammalian life span can be controlled by p66Shc protein through regulation of cellular response to oxidative stress. We investigated age-related changes in the amount of p66Shc and its Ser36-phosphorylated form in various mouse organs and tissues and correlated it with the level of antioxidant enzymes. Comparing to the newborn, in adult 6-month-old mice, the level of p66Shc was increased particularly in liver, lungs, skin and diaphragm. In older animals the level of p66Shc decreased while signaling pathway responsible for Ser36 phosphorylation of p66Shc protein seemed to be continually enhanced. The amount of p66Shc phosphorylated at Ser36, significantly increased with age, resulted in higher free radical production and, in consequence accumulation of damages caused by free radicals. The increased amount of Ser36-phosphorylated p66Shc in livers of 12- and 23-month-old mice was correlated with the decreased level of antioxidant enzymes. Moreover, we found that p66Shc is a resident of mitochondria- and plasma membrane-associated membranes and that its level there depends on the age of animal.

Age-related changes in levels of p66Shc and serine 36-phosphorylated p66Shc in organs and mouse tissues

RIZZUTO, Rosario;PINTON, Paolo;
2009

Abstract

Mammalian life span can be controlled by p66Shc protein through regulation of cellular response to oxidative stress. We investigated age-related changes in the amount of p66Shc and its Ser36-phosphorylated form in various mouse organs and tissues and correlated it with the level of antioxidant enzymes. Comparing to the newborn, in adult 6-month-old mice, the level of p66Shc was increased particularly in liver, lungs, skin and diaphragm. In older animals the level of p66Shc decreased while signaling pathway responsible for Ser36 phosphorylation of p66Shc protein seemed to be continually enhanced. The amount of p66Shc phosphorylated at Ser36, significantly increased with age, resulted in higher free radical production and, in consequence accumulation of damages caused by free radicals. The increased amount of Ser36-phosphorylated p66Shc in livers of 12- and 23-month-old mice was correlated with the decreased level of antioxidant enzymes. Moreover, we found that p66Shc is a resident of mitochondria- and plasma membrane-associated membranes and that its level there depends on the age of animal.
Lebiedzinska, M; Duszynski, J; Rizzuto, Rosario; Pinton, Paolo; Wieckowski, M. R.
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