Synaptotagmin II could confer Ca2+ sensitivity to phagocytosis in human neutrophils
2002 (English)In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Molecular Cell Research, ISSN 0167-4889, Vol. 1590, no 1-3, 159-166 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Phagolysosome fusion and granule exocytosis in neutrophils are calcium-dependent processes. The calcium requirements vary between granule types, suggesting the presence of different calcium sensors. The synaptotagmins, a family of calcium-binding proteins, previously shown to participate in vesicle fusion and vesicle recycling in excitable cells, are putative calcium-sensors of exocytosis in excitable cells. In this study, we show that synaptotagmin II is present in human neutrophils and may participate in phagocytic and in exocytotic processes. In protein extracts from human neutrophils, we identified synaptotagmin II by Western blot as an 80 kDa protein. Subcellular fractionation revealed that synaptotagmin II was associated with the specific granules. In fMLP-stimulated cells, synaptotagmin II translocated to the plasma membrane. This correlated with the upregulation of complement receptor 3 (CR 3), reflecting the translocation of specific granules to the cell surface. Synaptotagmin II also translocated to the phagosome after complement-mediated phagocytosis in the presence of calcium. LAMP-1 translocated in parallel but probably was located to another subcellular compartment than synaptotagmin II. Under calcium-reduced conditions, neither synaptotagmin II nor LAMP-1 translocated to the phagosome. We therefore suggest a role for synaptotagmin II as calcium-sensor during phagocytosis and secretion in neutrophils.
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2002. Vol. 1590, no 1-3, 159-166 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26522DOI: 10.1016/S0167-4889(02)00209-4Local ID: 11081OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26522DiVA: diva2:247071