David A. Relman

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  • Role of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase in the binding of Bordetella pertussis to human monocytes CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY Ishibashi, Y., Yoshimura, K., Nishikawa, A., Claus, S., Laudanna, C., Relman, D. A. 2002; 4 (12): 825-833


    Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough, adheres to human monocytes by means of filamentous haemagglutinin (FHA), a bacterial surface protein that is recognized by complement receptor type 3 (CR3, alphaMbeta2 integrin). Previous work has shown that an FHA Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD, residues 1097-1099) site interacts with a complex composed of leucocyte response integrin (LRI, alphavbeta3 integrin) and integrin-associated protein (IAP, CD47) on human monocytes, resulting in enhancement of CR3-mediated bacterial binding. However, the pathway that mediates alphavbeta3-alphaMbeta2 integrin signalling remains to be characterized. Here we describe the involvement of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-K) in this pathway. Wortmannin and LY294002, inhibitors of PI3-K, reduced alphavbeta3/IAP-upregulated, CR3-associated bacterial binding to human monocytes. B. pertussis infection of human monocytes resulted in a marked recruitment of cellular PI3-K to the sites of B. pertussis contact. In contrast, cells infected with an isogenic strain carrying a G1098A mutation at the FHA RGD site did not show any recruitment of PI3-K. We found that ligation of FHA by alphavbeta3/IAP induced RGD-dependent tyrosine phosphorylation of a 60 kDa protein, which associated with IAP and PI3-K in human monocytes. These results suggest that PI3-K and a tyrosine phosphorylated 60 kDa protein may be involved in this biologically important integrin signalling pathway.

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