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Increased pro-inflammatory mediators leads to Increase in RONS
Key Event Relationship Overview
AOPs Referencing Relationship
|AOP Name||Adjacency||Weight of Evidence||Quantitative Understanding||Point of Contact||Author Status||OECD Status|
|Increased DNA damage leading to increased risk of breast cancer||adjacent||High||Not Specified||Allie Always (send email)||Under development: Not open for comment. Do not cite||Under Development|
|Increased reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) leading to increased risk of breast cancer||adjacent||High||Not Specified||Evgeniia Kazymova (send email)||Under development: Not open for comment. Do not cite||Under Development|
Life Stage Applicability
Key Event Relationship Description
Pro-inflammatory mediators increase reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS).
Evidence Collection Strategy
Evidence Supporting this KER
Biological Plausibility is High. Inflammation is commonly understood to generate RONS via inflammatory signaling and activated immune cells.
Empirical Support is High. Signals arising from inflammation can be both pro- and anti-inflammatory, and both can have effects on RONS and downstream key events. Multiple inflammation-related factors increase RONS or oxidative damage, and ionizing radiation increases both inflammation-related signaling and RONS or oxidative damage over the same time points. Interventions to reduce inflammation also reduce RONS. The dose-dependence response to stressors is generally consistent between the two key events, although this is based on a small number of studies with some conflicting evidence.
Biological Plausibility is High. Inflammation is commonly understood to generate RONS via inflammatory signaling and activated immune cells (Zhao and Robbins 2009; Ratikan, Micewicz et al. 2015; Blaser, Dostert et al. 2016). Inflammation-related signals contributing to RONS include the cytokines TNF-a, IL1, and INF and the JNK/MAPK pathway (Bubici, Papa et al. 2006; Yang, Elner et al. 2007; Blaser, Dostert et al. 2016), as well as neutrophil and macrophage immune cells (Jackson, Gajewski et al. 1989; Stevens, Bucurenci et al. 1992; Fan, Li et al. 2007; Lorimore, Chrystal et al. 2008; Rastogi, Boylan et al. 2013; Weigert, von Knethen et al. 2018).
Uncertainties and Inconsistencies
Known modulating factors
Known Feedforward/Feedback loops influencing this KER
RONS activates or is essential to many inflammatory pathways including TGF-β (Barcellos-Hoff and Dix 1996; Jobling, Mott et al. 2006), TNF (Blaser, Dostert et al. 2016), Toll-like receptor (TLR) (Park, Jung et al. 2004; Nakahira, Kim et al. 2006; Powers, Szaszi et al. 2006; Miller, Goodson et al. 2017; Cavaillon 2018), and NF-kB signaling (Gloire, Legrand-Poels et al. 2006; Morgan and Liu 2011). These interactions principally involve ROS, but RNS can indirectly activate TLRs and possibly NF-kB.
Domain of Applicability
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