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UVB radiation affects the mobility of epidermal growth factor receptors in human keratinocytes and fibroblasts
Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Biomedicine and Surgery, Cell biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Medical Microbiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
1996 (English)In: Bioscience Reports, ISSN 0144-8463, E-ISSN 1573-4935, Vol. 16, no 3, 227-238 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Growth factor receptors transmit biological signals for the stimulation of cell growth in vitro and in vivo and their autocrine stimulation may be involved in tumorigenesis. It is therefore, of great value to understand receptor reactions in response to ultraviolet (UV) light which certain normal human cells are invaribly exposed to during their growth cycle. UV irradiation has recently been shown to deplete antioxidant enzymes in human skin. The aims of the present study were a) to compare the lateral mobility of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGF-R) in cultured human keratinocytes and human foreskin fibroblasts, b) to investigate effects of ultraviolet B radiation on the mobility of EGF-R in these cells, and c) study the response of EGF-R on addition of antioxidant enzymes. The epidermal growth factor receptors were labeled with rhodaminated EGF, the lateral diffusion was determined and the fraction of mobile EGF-R assessed with the fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP). We found that human keratinocytes display a higher basal level of EGF-R mobility than human skin fibroblasts, viz, with diffusion coefficients (D ± standard error of the mean, SEM) of 4.2 ± 0.2 x 10-10 cm2/s, and 1.8 ± 0.2 x 10-10 cm2/s, respectively. UVB-irradiated fibroblasts showed an almost four-fold increase in the diffusion coefficient; D was 6.3 ± 0.3 x 10-10 cm2/s. The keratinocytes, however, displayed no significant increase in receptor diffusion after irradiation; D was 5.1 ± 0.8 x 10-10 cm2/s. In both cell types the percentage of EGF-R fluorescence recovery after photobleaching, i.e. the fraction of mobile receptors, was significantly increased after irradiation. In keratinocytes it increased from 69% before irradiation to 78% after irradiation. Analogous figures for fibroblasts were 61% and 73%. The effect of UVB on fibroblast receptors was abolished by prior addition of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT). It is concluded that UVB radiation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes can affect their biophysical properties of EGF-R. The finding that addition of antioxidant enzymes prevented the UVB effect in fibroblasts may indicate the involvement of reactive oxygen metabolites.

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1996. Vol. 16, no 3, 227-238 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81073DOI: 10.1007/BF01207337OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-81073DiVA: diva2:550196
Available from: 2012-09-06 Created: 2012-09-06 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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1. Dynamics and gene expression of growth factor receptors in human cultured skin cells: Effects of UV radiation and calcium on EGF- and PDGF-receptors
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dynamics and gene expression of growth factor receptors in human cultured skin cells: Effects of UV radiation and calcium on EGF- and PDGF-receptors
2001 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Growth factors transmit biological signals for the stimulation of cell growth and their stimulation may be involved in turnourigenesis. It is therefore of great importance to understand growth factor receptor reactions in response to stimuli such as calcium depletion or ultraviolet radiation, which normal human cells are invariably exposed to during their growth cycle. We have studied human skin cells i.e. fibroblasts, lceratinocytes and melanocytes and their growth factor receptor expression on the surface of cells, reactions in the plane of the cell membrane, intracellular trafficlcing, and gene expression after exposure to their ligand, serum, UVB radiation and calcium depletion. We have used Fluorescence recovery after photo bleaching (FRAP) to assess receptor characteristics in cell membranes, confocal laser scanning microscopy to visualize receptor internalization, Ratio imaging for calcium studies, Northern blot for detection of the gene for the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) and flow cytometry for cell surface receptor determination. Platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGF-R) and EGF-R were studied since they affect cell proliferation and viability.

Our results showed that the addition of PDGF increased receptor mobility characteristics in normal fibroblasts, also "starvation" of cells increased their receptor mobility. We could show that changes in both intra-and extracellular free Ca2+ influence the mobility characteristics of PDGF-ß2 receptors. We have demonstrated that the three celltypes display different basal EGF-R mobility characteristics. After UVB irradiation mobility characteristics increased in all cell types but with differences in diffusion coefficients or mobile fractions. Addition of antioxidant enzymes, catalase and superoxide dismutase, prior to UVB irradiated cells abolished the UY-induced receptor mobility changes. We have shown that a single physiologic dose ofUVB radiation alters the intracellular EGF-R distribution and intracellular transport in melanocytes. It also significantly alters the melanocyte phenotype. We were able to detect a constitutive EGF-R gene expression and showed that UVB-radiation induces a time-dependent induction in EGF-R mRNA in melanocytes. Human melanocytes express EGF-R on their cell surface and UVR induces time dependent changes in the number of receptors but the number of receptors does not correlate with the level of UV-induced EGF-R gene expression.

It is concluded that UV-radiation, growth factors and calcium, ubiquitous constituents of every day life, all having tremendous effects in vivo, also affect human cells in vitro in parameters studied that are of importance for proliferation, survival and tumourigenesis.

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Linköping: Linköpings universitet, 2001. 88 p.
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Linköping University Medical Dissertations, ISSN 0345-0082 ; 674
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25680 (URN)10056 (Local ID)91-7219-965-2 (ISBN)10056 (Archive number)10056 (OAI)
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2001-05-18, Administrationshusets Aula, Universitetssjukhuset, Linköping, 09:30 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2012-09-06Bibliographically approved

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