Temporal regulation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 phosphorylation, heat shock protein 70 and activating transcription factor 3 during prostaglandin F-induced luteal regression in pseudopregnant rats following heat stress

Wu Jiao Bai, Peng Jing Jin, Mei Qian Kuang, Quan Wei Wei, Fang Xiong Shi, John S Davis, Da Gan Mao

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of heat stress on heat shock protein (HSP) 70 expression and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and protein kinase (PK) B signalling during prostaglandin F (PGF)-induced luteal regression. During pseudopregnancy, rats were exposed to heat stress (HS, 40°C, 2h) for 7 days and treated with PGF or physiological saline on Day 7; serum and ovaries were collected 0, 1, 2, 8 or 24h after PGF treatment. The early inhibitory effect of PGF on progesterone was reduced in HS rats. HSP70 expression in response to PGF was significantly enhanced in HS rats. PGF-induced phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2 was significantly greater in the HS group; however, HS rats exhibited elevated basal levels of phosphorylation of p38 MAPK, but not ERK1/2. PGF treatment increased expression of activating transcription factor (ATF) 3 at 2h, which was inhibited by heat stress. Evaluating PKB signalling revealed that phosphorylation of p-Akt (Thr308 and Ser473) was reduced at 8 and 24h after PGF treatment in both non-heat stress (NHS) and HS groups, but there were no significant differences between the HS and NHS groups at any of the time points. In conclusion, the present study provides further evidence that heat stress may enhance HSP70 and affect ERK1/2 and ATF3 expression, but not Akt activation, during PGF-induced luteal regression in pseudopregnant rats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1184-1193
Number of pages10
JournalReproduction, Fertility and Development
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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Activating Transcription Factor 3
Luteolysis
HSP70 Heat-Shock Proteins
Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 3
Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 1
Prostaglandins F
corpus luteum
mitogen-activated protein kinase
prostaglandins
heat stress
phosphorylation
transcription factors
Hot Temperature
Phosphorylation
rats
Pseudopregnancy
pseudopregnancy
heat-shock protein 70
mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase
Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt

Keywords

  • Akt
  • corpus luteum
  • elevated temperature
  • luteolysis
  • mitogen-activated protein kinase
  • p38 MAPK
  • progesterone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics
  • Endocrinology
  • Developmental Biology

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