Estrogen-related receptor gamma controls hepatic CB1 receptor-mediated CYP2E1 expression and oxidative liver injury by alcohol

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Title
Estrogen-related receptor gamma controls hepatic CB1 receptor-mediated CYP2E1 expression and oxidative liver injury by alcohol
Author(s)
D K Kim; Yong Hoon Kim; H H Jang; J Park; J R Kim; M Koh; W I Jeong; S H Koo; T S Park; C H Yun; S B Park; J Y L Chiang; Chul Ho Lee; H S Choi
Bibliographic Citation
Gut, vol. 62, no. 7, pp. 1044-1054
Publication Year
2013
Abstract
Background: The hepatic endocannabinoid system and cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1), a key enzyme causing alcohol-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, are major contributors to the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease. The nuclear hormone receptor oestrogen-related receptor γ (ERR?) is a constitutively active transcriptional activator regulating gene expression. Objective: To investigate the role of ERRa in the alcohol-mediated regulation of CYP2E1 and to examine the possibility to control alcohol-mediated oxidative stress and liver injury through an ERRγ inverse agonist. Design: For chronic alcoholic hepatosteatosis study, C57BL/6J wild-type and CB1-/- mice were administered alcohol for 4 weeks. GSK5182 and chlormethiazole (CMZ) were given by oral gavage for the last 2 weeks of alcohol feeding. Gene expression profiles and biochemical assays were performed using the liver or blood of mice. Results: Hepatic ERRγ gene expression induced by alcohol-mediated activation of CB1 receptor results in induction of CYP2E1, while liver-specific ablation of ERRγ gene expression blocks alcohol-induced expression of CYP2E1 in mouse liver. An ERRγ inverse agonist significantly ameliorates chronic alcohol-induced liver injury in mice through inhibition of CYP2E1-mediated generation of ROS, while inhibition of CYP2E1 by CMZ abrogates the bene ficial effects of the inverse agonist. Finally, chronic alcohol-mediated ERRγ and CYP2E1 gene expression, ROS generation and liver injury in normal mice were nearly abolished in CB1-/- mice. Conclusions: ERRγ, as a previously unrecognised transcriptional regulator of hepatic CB1 receptor, controls alcohol-induced oxidative stress and liver injury through CYP2E1 induction, and its inverse agonist could ameliorate oxidative liver injury due to chronic alcohol exposure.
ISSN
0017-5749
Publisher
Bmj Publishing Group
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2012-303347
Type
Article
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