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P2X7-dependent, but differentially regulated release of IL-6, CCL2, and TNF-alpha in cultured mouse microglia

Shieh, C-H., Heinrich, A., Serchov, T., van Calker, D. & Biber, K., Apr-2014, In : Glia. 62, 4, p. 592-607 16 p.

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  • Chu-Hsin Shieh
  • Annette Heinrich
  • Tsvetan Serchov
  • Dietrich van Calker
  • Knut Biber

ATP is an important regulator of microglia and its effects on microglial cytokine release are currently discussed as important contributors in a variety of brain diseases. We here analyzed the effects of ATP on the production of six inflammatory mediators (IL-6, IL-10, CCL2, IFN-gamma, TNF-alpha, and IL-12p70) in cultured mouse primary microglia. Stimulation of P2X7 receptor by ATP (1 mM) or BzATP (500 mu M) evoked the mRNA expression and release of proinflammatory cytokines IL-6, TNF-alpha, and the chemokine CCL2 in WT cells but not in P2X7(-/-) cells. The effects of ATP and BzATP were inhibited by the nonselective P2 receptor antagonists PPADs and suramin. Various selective P2X7 receptor antagonists blocked the P2X7-dependent release of IL-6 and CCL2, but, surprisingly, had no effect on BzATP-induced release of TNF-alpha in microglia. Calcium measurements confirmed that P2X7 is the main purine receptor activated by BzATP in microglia and showed that all P2X7 antagonists were functional. It is also presented that pannexin-1 hemichannel function and potential P2X4/P2X7 heterodimers are not involved in P2X7-dependent release of IL-6, CCL2, and TNF-alpha in microglia. How P2X7-specific antagonists only affect P2X7-dependent IL-6 and CCL2 release, but not TNF-alpha release is at the moment unclear, but indicates that the P2X7-dependent release of cytokines in microglia is differentially regulated. GLIA 2014;62:592-607

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-607
Number of pages16
JournalGlia
Volume62
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2014

    Keywords

  • neuroinflammation, antagonists, purine receptors, neuroprotection, TUMOR-NECROSIS-FACTOR, EXPERIMENTAL AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS, FOCAL CEREBRAL-ISCHEMIA, P2X(7) RECEPTOR, P2X7 RECEPTOR, EXTRACELLULAR ATP, PURINERGIC RECEPTORS, ACTIVATED MICROGLIA, CYTOKINE RELEASE, INTERLEUKIN-1-BETA RELEASE

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