Differential expression of muscarinic acetylcholine receptor subtypes in Jurkat cells and their signaling

Mileidys Perez Alea*, Dasiel O. Borroto-Escuela, Wilber Romero-Fernandez, Kjell Fuxe, Pere Garriga

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Abstract

Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors expression and signaling in the human Jurkat T cell line were investigated. Semiquantitative real-time PCR and radioligand binding studies, using a wide set of antagonist compounds, showed the co-existence of M3, M4, and M5 subtypes. Stimulation of these subpopulations caused a concentration and time- dependent activation of second messengers and ERK signaling pathways, with a major contribution of the M3 subtype in a Gq/11-mediated response. In addition, we found that T-cell stimulation leads to increased expression of M3 and M5 both at transcriptional and protein levels in a PLC/PKCθ dependent manner. Our data clarifies the functional role of AChR subtypes in Jurkat cells and pave the way to future studies on the potential cross-talk among these subpopulations and their regulation of T lymphocytes immune function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Neuroimmunology
Volume237
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2011

Keywords

  • G protein coupled receptors
  • Immunopharmacology
  • Lymphocytes
  • Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors
  • Signal transduction

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