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Loss of BID Delays FASL-Induced Cell Death of Mouse Neutrophils and Aggravates DSS-Induced Weight Loss


Wicki, Simone; Gurzeler, Ursina; Corazza, Nadia; Genitsch, Vera; Wong, Wendy Wei-Lynn; Kaufmann, Thomas (2018). Loss of BID Delays FASL-Induced Cell Death of Mouse Neutrophils and Aggravates DSS-Induced Weight Loss. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(3):684.

Abstract

Neutrophils are key players in the early defense against invading pathogens. Due to their potent effector functions, programmed cell death of activated neutrophils has to be tightly controlled; however, its underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Fas ligand (FASL/CD95L) has been shown to induce neutrophil apoptosis, which is accelerated by the processing of the BH3-only protein BH3 interacting domain death agonist (BID) to trigger mitochondrial apoptotic events, and been attributed a regulatory role during viral and bacterial infections. Here, we show that, in accordance with previous works, mouse neutrophils underwent caspase-dependent apoptosis in response to FASL, and that this cell death was significantly delayed upon loss of BID. However, pan-caspase inhibition failed to protect mouse neutrophils from FASL-induced apoptosis and caused a switch to RIPK3-dependent necroptotic cell death. Intriguingly, such a switch was less evident in the absence of BID, particularly under inflammatory conditions. Delayed neutrophil apoptosis has been implicated in several auto-inflammatory diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease. We show that neutrophil and macrophage driven acute dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) induced colitis was slightly more aggravated in BID-deficient mice, based on significantly increased weight loss compared to wild-type controls. Taken together, our data support a central role for FASL > FAS and BID in mouse neutrophil cell death and further underline the anti-inflammatory role of BID.

Abstract

Neutrophils are key players in the early defense against invading pathogens. Due to their potent effector functions, programmed cell death of activated neutrophils has to be tightly controlled; however, its underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Fas ligand (FASL/CD95L) has been shown to induce neutrophil apoptosis, which is accelerated by the processing of the BH3-only protein BH3 interacting domain death agonist (BID) to trigger mitochondrial apoptotic events, and been attributed a regulatory role during viral and bacterial infections. Here, we show that, in accordance with previous works, mouse neutrophils underwent caspase-dependent apoptosis in response to FASL, and that this cell death was significantly delayed upon loss of BID. However, pan-caspase inhibition failed to protect mouse neutrophils from FASL-induced apoptosis and caused a switch to RIPK3-dependent necroptotic cell death. Intriguingly, such a switch was less evident in the absence of BID, particularly under inflammatory conditions. Delayed neutrophil apoptosis has been implicated in several auto-inflammatory diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease. We show that neutrophil and macrophage driven acute dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) induced colitis was slightly more aggravated in BID-deficient mice, based on significantly increased weight loss compared to wild-type controls. Taken together, our data support a central role for FASL > FAS and BID in mouse neutrophil cell death and further underline the anti-inflammatory role of BID.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Experimental Immunology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Catalysis
Life Sciences > Molecular Biology
Physical Sciences > Spectroscopy
Physical Sciences > Computer Science Applications
Physical Sciences > Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Physical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Physical Sciences > Inorganic Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords:Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Molecular Biology, Catalysis, General Medicine, Computer Science Applications
Language:English
Date:28 February 2018
Deposited On:09 Mar 2020 10:34
Last Modified:13 Jul 2020 20:34
Publisher:MDPI Publishing
ISSN:1422-0067
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19030684
PubMed ID:29495595
Project Information:
  • : FunderSNSF
  • : Grant ID31003A_149387
  • : Project TitleRegulation of Cell Death and Innate Immune Signalling in Granulocytes

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