Proteasome inhibitors stimulate interleukin-8 expression via Ras and apoptosis signal-regulating kinase-dependent extracellular signal-related kinase and c-Jun N-terminal kinase activation.

In this study, we investigated the effects of proteasome inhibibors (MG132 and lactacystin) on interleukin (IL)-8 induction. In human epithelial A549 cells, MG132 and lactacystin induced IL-8 release within the range of 0.1-30 microM. The effect of MG132 resulted from IL-8 gene transcription and was blocked by PD 98059, but was unaffected by GF109203X, Ro… CONTINUE READING