Physiological levels of TNFα stimulation induce stochastic dynamics of NF-kB responses in single living cells
Turner, David A., Paszek, Pawel, Woodcock, Dan J., Nelson, David E., Horton, Caroline A., Wang, Yunjiao, Spiller, David G., Rand, D. A. (David A.), White, Michael R. H. and Harper, Claire V.. (2010) Physiological levels of TNFα stimulation induce stochastic dynamics of NF-kB responses in single living cells. Journal of Cell Science, Vol.123 (No.16). pp. 2834-2843. ISSN 0021-9533Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jcs.069641
Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappa B) signalling is activated by cellular stress and inflammation and regulates cytokine expression. We applied single-cell imaging to investigate dynamic responses to different doses of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha). Lower doses activated fewer cells and those responding showed an increasingly variable delay in the initial NF-kappa B nuclear translocation and associated I. B. degradation. Robust 100 minute nuclear: cytoplasmic NF-kappa B oscillations were observed over a wide range of TNF alpha concentrations. The result is supported by computational analyses, which identified a limit cycle in the system with a stable 100 minute period over a range of stimuli, and indicated no co-operativity in the pathway activation. These results suggest that a stochastic threshold controls functional all-or-nothing responses in individual cells. Deterministic and stochastic models simulated the experimentally observed activation threshold and gave rise to new predictions about the structure of the system and open the way for better mechanistic understanding of physiological TNF alpha activation of inflammatory responses in cells and tissues.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Centre for Systems Biology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Cell Science|
|Publisher:||The Company of Biologists Ltd.|
|Date:||15 August 2010|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 2834-2843|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Great Britain) (BBSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Professor John Glover Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship, European Union BIOSIM Network, BBSRC REI|
|Grant number:||BBD0107481/BBD0088081, BBF0059381/BBF0058141/BBF00561X1, GR/S29256/01, G0500346, 005137, BBE0129651|
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