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E-selectin permits communication between PAF receptors and TRPC channels in human neutrophils.

The selectin family of molecules (L-, P-, and E-selectin) mediates adhesive interactions between leukocytes and endothelial cells required for recruitment of leukocytes to inflammatory sites. Soluble E-selectin levels are elevated in inflammatory diseases and act to promote neutrophil beta(2)-integrin-mediated adhesion by prolonging Ca(2+) mobilization. Although soluble E-selectin alone was unable to initiate Ca(2+) signaling, it allowed a novel "permissive" store-operative calcium entry (SOCE) following the initial platelet-activating factor (PAF)-induced release of Ca(2+) from inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP(3))-sensitive stores. This induction of permissive SOCE in response to soluble E-selectin and PAF was shown to act through a G protein-coupled receptor ( GPCR) coupled to pertussis toxin-insensitive G(q/11). Furthermore, we demonstrated that permissive SOCE was mediated by canonical transient receptor potential channel (TRPC) due to its sensitivity to specific inhibition by MRS1845 and Gd(3+) and that TRPC6 was the principal TRPC family member expressed by human neutrophils. In terms of mechanism, we demonstrated that soluble E-selectin activated Src family tyrosine kinases, an effect that was upstream of phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase in a signaling pathway that regulates permissive SOCE following exposure of neutrophils to PAF. In summary, this report provides the first evidence for communication between an inflammatory mediator and adhesion receptors at a molecular level, through selectin receptor ligation allowing permissive SOCE to occur following PAF stimulation of human neutrophils.[1]


  1. E-selectin permits communication between PAF receptors and TRPC channels in human neutrophils. McMeekin, S.R., Dransfield, I., Rossi, A.G., Haslett, C., Walker, T.R. Blood (2006) [Pubmed]
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