LPS-induced chemokine expression in both MyD88-dependent and -independent manners is regulated by Cot/Tpl2-ERK axis in macrophages

Kenjiro Bandow, Joji Kusuyama, Mitsuo Shamoto, Kyoko Kakimoto, Tomokazu Ohnishi, Tetsuya Matsuguchi

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Abstract

LPS signaling is mediated through MyD88-dependent and -independent pathways, activating NF-κB, MAP kinases and IRF3. Cot/Tpl2 is an essential upstream kinase in LPS-mediated activation of ERKs. Here we explore the roles of MyD88 and Cot/Tpl2 in LPS-induced chemokine expression by studying myd88 -/- and cot/tpl2 -/- macrophages. Among the nine LPS-responsive chemokines examined, mRNA induction of ccl5, cxcl10, and cxcl13 is mediated through the MyD88-independent pathway. Notably, Cot/Tpl2-ERK signaling axis exerts negative effects on the expression of these three chemokines. In contrast, LPS-induced gene expression of ccl2, ccl7, cxcl2, cxcl3, ccl8, and cxcl9 is mediated in the MyD88-dependent manner. The Cot/Tpl2-ERK axis promotes the expression of the first four and inhibits the expression of the latter two. Thus, LPS induces expression of multiple chemokines through various signaling pathways in macrophages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1540-1546
Number of pages7
JournalFEBS Letters
Volume586
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 21

Keywords

  • Chemokine
  • Cot/Tpl2
  • ERK
  • LPS
  • Macrophage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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