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ATP is required and advances cytokine-induced gap junction formation in microglia in vitro

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dc.contributor.author Saez, Pablo
dc.contributor.author Shoji, Kenji
dc.contributor.author Retamal, Mauricio
dc.contributor.author Harcha, Paloma
dc.contributor.author Ramirez, Gigliola
dc.contributor.author Jiang, Jean
dc.contributor.author von Bernhardi, Rommy
dc.contributor.author Saez, Juan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-07T14:59:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-07T14:59:48Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Mediators of Inflammation Volume 2013, Article ID 216402
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/1107
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/216402
dc.description Centro de Fisiología Celular e Integrativa
dc.description.abstract Microglia are the immune cells in the central nervous system. After injury microglia release bioactive molecules, including cytokines and ATP, which modify the functional state of hemichannels (HCs) and gap junction channels (GJCs), affecting the intercellular communication via extracellular and intracellular compartments, respectively. Here, we studied the role of extracellular ATP and several cytokines as modulators of the functional state of microglial HCs and GJCs using dye uptake and dye coupling techniques, respectively. In microglia and the microglia cell line EOC20, ATP advanced the TNF-/IFN--induced dye coupling, probably through the induction of IL-1 release. Moreover, TNF-/IFN-, but not TNF- plus ATP, increased dye uptake in EOC20 cells. Blockade of Cx43 and Panx1 HCs prevented dye coupling induced by TNF-/IFN-, but not TNF- plus ATP. In addition, IL-6 prevented the induction of dye coupling and HC activity induced by TNF-/IFN- in EOC20 cells. Our data support the notion that extracellular ATP affects the cellular communication between microglia through autocrine and paracrine mechanisms, which might affect the timing of immune response under neuroinflammatory conditions.
dc.format.extent 17
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corp.
dc.subject central nervous system
dc.subject Microglia
dc.subject ATP
dc.subject hemichannels
dc.subject immune response
dc.title ATP is required and advances cytokine-induced gap junction formation in microglia in vitro
dc.type Artículo


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