Activation of CD147 with Cyclophilin a induces the expression of IFITM1 through ERK and PI3K in THP-1 cells

Won Ha Lee, Ju Young Kim, Ho Kim, Kyoungho Suk

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Abstract

CD147, as a receptor for Cyclophilins, is a multifunctional transmembrane glycoprotein. In order to identify genes that are induced by activation of CD147, THP-1 cells were stimulated with Cyclophilin A and differentially expressed genes were detected using PCR-based analysis. Interferon-induced transmembrane 1 (IFITM1) was detected to be induced and it was confirmed by RT-PCR and Western blot analysis. CD147-induced expression of IFITM1 was blocked by inhibitors of ERK, PI3K, or NF- B, but not by inhibitors of p38, JNK, or PKC. IFITM1 appears to mediate inflammatory activation of THP-1 cells since cross-linking of IFITM1 with specific monoclonal antibody against it induced the expression of proinflammatory mediators such as IL-8 and MMP-9. These data indicate that IFITM1 is one of the pro-inflammatory mediators that are induced by signaling initiated by the activation of CD147 in macrophages and activation of ERK, PI3K, and NF- B is required for the expression of IFITM1.

Original languageEnglish
Article number821940
JournalMediators of Inflammation
Volume2010
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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