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Expression of the HGF receptor c-met by macrophages in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis


Moransard, M; Sawitzky, M; Fontana, A; Suter, T (2010). Expression of the HGF receptor c-met by macrophages in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Glia, 58(5):559-571.

Abstract

Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a pleiotropic cytokine able to evoke a wide array of cellular responses including proliferation, migration, and survival through activation of its receptor c-met. Various types of leukocytes have been described to express c-met suggesting that HGF/c-met signaling may directly influence leukocyte responses in inflammation. We have investigated the HGF/c-met pathway in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a common mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), in which macrophages play a dual role, contributing directly to CNS damage at disease onset but promoting recovery during remission by removing myelin debris. Here we show that during EAE both HGF and c-met are expressed in the CNS and that c-met is activated. We subsequently demonstrate that c-met is primarily expressed in inflammatory lesions by macrophages and a small number of dendritic cells (DCs) and oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) but not by microglia or T cells. Complementary in vitro experiments show that only LPS and TNFalpha, but not IL-6, IL-10, or IL-13, are able to induce c-met expression in macrophages. In addition, using TNF signaling deficient macrophages we demonstrate that LPS and TNFalpha induce c-met through distinct pathways. Furthermore, TNFalpha- and LPS-induced c-met is functional because treatment of macrophages with recombinant HGF results in rapid phosphorylation of c-met. Interestingly, HGF/c-met signaling does not modulate cytokine expression, phagocytosis, or antigen presentation but promotes proliferation of activated macrophages. Taken together, our data indicate a pro-inflammatory role for the HGF/c-met pathway in EAE rather than a role in the initiation of repair mechanisms. (c) 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a pleiotropic cytokine able to evoke a wide array of cellular responses including proliferation, migration, and survival through activation of its receptor c-met. Various types of leukocytes have been described to express c-met suggesting that HGF/c-met signaling may directly influence leukocyte responses in inflammation. We have investigated the HGF/c-met pathway in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a common mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), in which macrophages play a dual role, contributing directly to CNS damage at disease onset but promoting recovery during remission by removing myelin debris. Here we show that during EAE both HGF and c-met are expressed in the CNS and that c-met is activated. We subsequently demonstrate that c-met is primarily expressed in inflammatory lesions by macrophages and a small number of dendritic cells (DCs) and oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) but not by microglia or T cells. Complementary in vitro experiments show that only LPS and TNFalpha, but not IL-6, IL-10, or IL-13, are able to induce c-met expression in macrophages. In addition, using TNF signaling deficient macrophages we demonstrate that LPS and TNFalpha induce c-met through distinct pathways. Furthermore, TNFalpha- and LPS-induced c-met is functional because treatment of macrophages with recombinant HGF results in rapid phosphorylation of c-met. Interestingly, HGF/c-met signaling does not modulate cytokine expression, phagocytosis, or antigen presentation but promotes proliferation of activated macrophages. Taken together, our data indicate a pro-inflammatory role for the HGF/c-met pathway in EAE rather than a role in the initiation of repair mechanisms. (c) 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Immunology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Experimental Immunology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:10 Dec 2009 15:19
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:36
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0894-1491
Additional Information:The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Publisher DOI:10.1002/glia.20945
PubMed ID:19941340
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-25228

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