Nitric Oxide Regulates the Aggregation of Stimulated Human Neutrophils
2000 (English)In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications - BBRC, ISSN 0006-291X, E-ISSN 1090-2104, Vol. 274, no 2, 482-487 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Neutrophil aggregation is mediated by both CD18 integrin and L-selectin. Nitric oxide attenuates the integrin-mediated adhesion of neutrophils to collagen and to endothelium and may therefore affect aggregation as well. FMLP-stimulated neutrophils exposed to -arginine showed increased and prolonged aggregation, whereas cells pretreated with L-NAME did not differ from FMLP-stimulated controls. Nitric oxide is known to induce ADP ribosylation of G-actin, which inhibits polymerization. We detected equivalent levels of total F-actin in cells pretreated with -arginine or L-NAME and non-pretreated controls. However, neutrophils pretreated with -arginine and stimulated by CD18 integrin cross-linking exhibited a more limited increase in total F-actin, compared to control and L-NAME-pretreated cells. Thus at least two signaling pathways may be involved FMLP-stimulated aggregation, mediated by CD18 integrins. More specifically, it is plausible that FMLP-receptor signaling upregulates CD18 integrins and endogenous NO subsequently modulates CD18-mediated signaling to prolong aggregation, possibly through ADP-ribosylation of actin.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 274, no 2, 482-487 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25912DOI: 10.1006/bbrc.2000.3156Local ID: 10354OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-25912DiVA: diva2:246460