Activation of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein and its association with other proteins by stromal cell-derived factor-1α is associated with cell migration in a T-lymphocyte line

Seiichi Okabe, Seiji Fukuda, Hal E. Broxmeyer

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Abstract

Objective. Chemokines play a central role in lymphocyte trafficking and homing. The actin cytoskeleton is involved in cell morphological changes and motility. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) protein (WASP) has been implicated in regulation of cytoskeleton rearrangement. To evaluate mechanisms that might be involved in migration of T cells, we examined effects of stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)-1α on WASP and associated proteins. Materials and Methods. Jurkat T cells were stimulated by SDF-1α and analyzed for chemotaxis and also by Western blot analysis for signal transduction. Results. Jurkat T cells displayed chemotaxis to SDF-1α, which was inhibited by pretreatment of cells with either pertussis toxin, a Gαi protein inhibitor, wortmannin or Ly294002, phophatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitors, or herbimycin, a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor. WASP was tyrosine phosphorylated in response to SDF-1α stimulation in Jurkat T cells. Crk associated substrate (Cas), Nck, and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) were also phosphorylated after SDF-1α stimulation. Moreover, activated Nck interacted with Cas and WASP as determined by co-immunoprecipitation, and FAK also bound to Cas. Conclusions. These data suggest that WASP, Cas, Nck, and FAK may play a role in SDF-1α-induced migration of the T-cell line, Jurkat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-766
Number of pages6
JournalExperimental Hematology
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Hematology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Cancer Research

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