Int J Mol Med. 2011 May;27(5):695-700. doi: 10.3892/ijmm.2011.637. Epub 2011 Mar 3.
cAMP regulates ADP-induced HSP27 phosphorylation in human platelets.
Elevation of cAMP in platelets is recognized to play a suppressive role in platelet functions. We have previously shown that adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-induced phosphorylation of heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) via p38 mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase is correlated with platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-AB secretion and soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) release. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between cAMP and HSP27 phosphorylation in platelet function. 8-Bromoadenosine-3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (8-bromo-cAMP), a plasma membrane-permeable cAMP analogue, or cilostazol, an inhibitor of cAMP phosphodiesterase, markedly attenuated the ADP-induced phosphorylation levels of p38 MAP kinase. In addition, the ADP-induced HSP27 phosphorylation was suppressed by 8-bromo-cAMP or cilostazol. 8-Bromo-cAMP, forskolin and cilostazol remarkably reduced the ADP-stimulated PDGF-AB secretion and sCD40L release. These results strongly suggest that cAMP regulates ADP-stimulated platelet activation due to inhibition of HSP27 phosphorylation via p38 MAP kinase.