Naoyuki Taniguchi

RIKEN, Вако, Saitama, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: Ag recognition and Ab production in B cells are major components of the humoral immune response. In the current study, we found that the core fucosylation catalyzed by α1,6-fucosyltransferase (Fut8) was required for the Ag recognition of BCR and the subsequent signal transduction. Moreover, compared with the 3-83 B cells, the coalescing of lipid rafts and Ag-BCR endocytosis were substantially reduced in Fut8-knockdown (3-83-KD) cells with p31 stimulation and then completely restored by reintroduction of the Fut8 gene to the 3-83-KD cells. Indeed, Fut8-null (Fut8(-/-)) mice evoked a low immune response following OVA immunization. Also, the frequency of IgG-producing cells was significantly reduced in the Fut8(-/-) spleen following OVA immunization. Our results clearly suggest an unexpected mode of BCR function, in which the core fucosylation of IgG-BCR mediates Ag recognition and, concomitantly, cell signal transduction via BCR and Ab production. Copyright © 2015 by The American Association of Immunologists, Inc.
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    ABSTRACT: Core fucosylation is an important post-translational modification, which is catalyzed by α1,6-fucosyltransferase (Fut8). Increased expression of Fut8 has been shown in diverse carcinomas including hepatocarcinoma. In this study, we investigated the role of Fut8 expression in liver regeneration by using the 70% partial hepatectomy (PH) model, and found that Fut8 is also critical for the regeneration of liver. Interestingly, we show that the Fut8 activities were significantly increased in the beginning of PH (~4d), but returned to the basal level in the late stage of PH. Lacking Fut8 led to delayed liver recovery in mice. This retardation mainly resulted from suppressed hepatocyte proliferation, as supported not only by a decreased phosphorylation level of epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) receptor in the liver of Fut8(-/-) mice in vivo, but by the reduced response to exogenous EGF and HGF of the primary hepatocytes isolated from the Fut8(-/-) mice. Furthermore, an administration of L-fucose, which can increase GDP-fucose synthesis through a salvage pathway, significantly rescued the delayed liver regeneration of Fut8(+/-) mice. Overall, our study provides the first direct evidence for the involvement of Fut8 in liver regeneration.
    Scientific Reports 02/2015; 5:8264. DOI:10.1038/srep08264 · 5.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The β-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme-1 (BACE1), an essential protease for the generation of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide, is a major drug target for Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, there is a concern that inhibiting BACE1 could also affect several physiological functions. Here, we show that BACE1 is modified with bisecting N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), a sugar modification highly expressed in brain, and demonstrate that AD patients have higher levels of bisecting GlcNAc on BACE1. Analysis of knockout mice lacking the biosynthetic enzyme for bisecting GlcNAc, GnT-III (Mgat3), revealed that cleavage of Aβ-precursor protein (APP) by BACE1 is reduced in these mice, resulting in a decrease in Aβ plaques and improved cognitive function. The lack of this modification directs BACE1 to late endosomes/lysosomes where it is less colocalized with APP, leading to accelerated lysosomal degradation. Notably, other BACE1 substrates, CHL1 and contactin-2, are normally cleaved in GnT-III-deficient mice, suggesting that the effect of bisecting GlcNAc on BACE1 is selective to APP. Considering that GnT-III-deficient mice remain healthy, GnT-III may be a novel and promising drug target for AD therapeutics. © 2015 The Authors. Published under the terms of the CC BY 4.0 license.
    EMBO Molecular Medicine 02/2015; 7(2). DOI:10.15252/emmm.201404438 · 8.25 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objecitive: Fucosyltransferase 8 (FUT8), the only enzyme responsible for the core α1,6-fucosylation of asparagine-linked oligosaccharides of glycoproteins, is a vital enzyme in cancer development and progression. We examined FUT8 expression in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) to analyze its clinical significance. We also examined the expression of guanosine diphosphate-mannose-4,6-dehydratase (GMD), which is imperative for the synthesis of fucosylated oligosaccharides. Methods: Using immunohistochemistry, we evaluated the expression of FUT8 and GMD in relation to patient survival and prognosis in potentially curatively resected NSCLCs. Results: High expression of FUT8 was found in 67 of 129 NSCLCs (51.9%) and was significantly found in non-squamous cell carcinomas (p = 0.008). High expression of FUT8 was associated with poor survival (p = 0.03) and was also a significant and independent unfavorable prognostic factor in patients with potentially curatively resected NSCLCs (p = 0.047). High expression of GMD was significantly associated with high FUT8 expression (p = 0.04). Conclusions: High expression of FUT8 is associated with an unfavorable clinical outcome in patients with potentially curatively resected NSCLCs, suggesting that FUT8 can be a prognostic factor. The analysis of FUT8 expression and its core fucosylated products may provide new insights for the therapeutic targets of NSCLCs. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Oncology 01/2015; DOI:10.1159/000369495 · 2.17 Impact Factor
  • Naoyuki Taniguchi, Yasuhiko Kizuka
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    ABSTRACT: Glycosylation is catalyzed by various glycosyltransferase enzymes which are mostly located in the Golgi apparatus in cells. These enzymes glycosylate various complex carbohydrates such as glycoproteins, glycolipids, and proteoglycans. The enzyme activity of glycosyltransferases and their gene expression are altered in various pathophysiological situations including cancer. Furthermore, the activity of glycosyltransferases is controlled by various factors such as the levels of nucleotide sugars, acceptor substrates, nucleotide sugar transporters, chaperons, and endogenous lectin in cancer cells. The glycosylation results in various functional changes of glycoproteins including cell surface receptors and adhesion molecules such as E-cadherin and integrins. These changes confer the unique characteristic phenotypes associated with cancer cells. Therefore, glycans play key roles in cancer progression and treatment. This review focuses on glycan structures, their biosynthetic glycosyltransferases, and their genes in relation to their biological significance and involvement in cancer, especially cancer biomarkers, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, cancer progression and metastasis, and therapeutics. Major N-glycan branching structures which are directly related to cancer are β1,6-GlcNAc branching, bisecting GlcNAc, and core fucose. These structures are enzymatic products of glycosyltransferases, GnT-V, GnT-III, and Fut8, respectively. The genes encoding these enzymes are designated as MGAT5 (Mgat5), MGAT3 (Mgat3), and FUT8 (Fut8) in humans (mice in parenthesis), respectively. GnT-V is highly associated with cancer metastasis, whereas GnT-III is associated with cancer suppression. Fut8 is involved in expression of cancer biomarker as well as in the treatment of cancer. In addition to these enzymes, GnT-IV and GnT-IX (GnT-Vb) will be also discussed in relation to cancer. © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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    ABSTRACT: Nutrient transporters are critical gate-keepers of extracellular metabolite entry into the cell. As integral membrane proteins, most transporters are N-glycosylated, and the N-glycans are remodeled in the Golgi apparatus. The Golgi branching enzymes N-acetylglucosaminyltransferases I, II, IV, V and avian VI (encoded by Mgat1, Mgat2, Mgat4a/b/c Mgat5 and Mgat6), each catalyze the addition of acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) in N-glycans. Here, we asked whether N-glycan branching promotes nutrient transport and metabolism in immortal human HeLa carcinoma and non-malignant HEK293 embryonic kidney cells. Mgat6 is absent in mammals, but ectopic expression can be expected to add an additional β1,4-linked branch to N-glycans, and may provide evidence for functional redundancy of the N-glycan branches. Tetracycline (tet)-induced overexpression of Mgat1, Mgat5 and Mgat6 resulted in increased enzyme activity and increased N-glycan branching concordant with the known specificities of these enzymes. Tet-induced Mgat1, Mgat5 and Mgat6 combined with stimulation of hexosamine biosynthesis pathway (HBP) to UDP-GlcNAc, increased cellular metabolite levels, lactate and oxidative metabolism in an additive manner. We then tested the hypothesis that N-glycan branching alone might promote nutrient uptake when glucose (Glc) and glutamine are limiting. In low glutamine and Glc medium, tet-induced Mgat5 alone increased amino acids uptake, intracellular levels of glycolytic and TCA intermediates, as well as HEK293 cell growth. More specifically, tet-induced Mgat5 and HBP elevated the import rate of glutamine, although transport of other metabolites may be regulated in parallel. Our results suggest that N-glycan branching cooperates with HBP to regulate metabolite import in a cell autonomous manner, and can enhance cell growth in low-nutrient environments.
    Glycobiology 10/2014; DOI:10.1093/glycob/cwu105 · 3.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The vascular endothelial glycocalyx contains several anionic sugars, one of which is a sialic acid attached to both N- and O-glycans. Platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule (PECAM), a member of the Ig superfamily that plays multiple roles in cell adhesion, mechanical stress sensing, antiapoptosis, and angiogenesis, has recently been shown to recognize α2,6-sialic acid. In endothelial cells that lack α2,6-sialic acid because of sialyltransferase ST6Gal I deficiency, impairment of the homophilic PECAM interaction and PECAM-dependent cell survival signaling is observed. In this review, we will introduce part of the biological role of PECAM, and discuss how the lectin activity of PECAM is related to angiogenesis.
    Glycobiology 09/2014; 24(12). DOI:10.1093/glycob/cwu094 · 3.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferase (GnT) III is a glycosyltransferase which produces bisected N-glycans by transferring GlcNAc to the 4-position of core mannose. Bisected N-glycans are involved in physiological and pathological processes through the functional regulation of their carrier proteins. An understanding of the biological functions of bisected glycans will be greatly accelerated by use of specific inhibitors of GnT-III. Thus far, however, such inhibitors have not been developed and even the substrate-binding mode of GnT-III is not fully understood. To gain insight into structural features required of the substrate, we systematically synthesized four N-glycan units, the branching parts of the bisected and non-bisected N-glycans. The series of syntheses were achieved from a common core trimannose, giving bisected tetra- and hexasaccharides as well as non-bisected tri- and pentasaccharides. A competitive GnT-III inhibition assay using the synthetic substrates revealed a vital role for the Manβ(1-4)GlcNAc moiety. In keeping with previous reports, GlcNAc at the α1,3-branch is also involved in the interaction. The structural requirements of GnT-III elucidated in this study will provide a basis for rational inhibitor design.
    Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 09/2014; 24(18). DOI:10.1016/j.bmcl.2014.07.074 · 2.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The luminal sides of vascular endothelial cells are heavily covered with a so-called glycocalyx, but the precise role of the endothelial glycocalyx remains unclear. Our previous study showed that N-glycan α2,6-sialylation regulates the cell surface residency of an anti-apoptotic molecule, platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule (PECAM), as well as the sensitivity of endothelial cells toward apoptotic stimuli. As PECAM itself was shown to be modified with biantennary N-glycans having α2,6-sialic acid, we expected that PECAM would possess lectin-like activity toward α2,6-sialic acid to ensure its homophilic interaction. To verify this, a series of oligosaccharides were initially added to observe their inhibitory effects on the homophilic PECAM interaction in vitro. We found that a longer α2,6-sialylated oligosaccharide exhibited strong inhibitory activity. Furthermore, we found that a cluster-type α2,6-sialyl N-glycan probe specifically bound to PECAM-immobilized beads. Moreover, addition of the α2,6-sialylated oligosaccharide to endothelial cells enhanced the internalization of PECAM as well as the sensitivity to apoptotic stimuli. Collectively, these findings suggest that PECAM is a sialic acid-binding lectin and that this binding property supports endothelial cell survival. Notably, our findings that α2,6-sialylated glycans influenced the susceptibility to endothelial cell apoptosis shed light on the possibility of using a glycan-based method to modulate angiogenesis.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 08/2014; 289(40). DOI:10.1074/jbc.M114.563585 · 4.60 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We have previously demonstrated that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who do not have Siglec-14 are less prone to exacerbation of the disease. Siglec-14 is a myeloid cell protein that recognizes bacteria and triggers inflammatory responses. Therefore, soluble mediators secreted by myeloid cells responding to Siglec-14 engagement could be involved in the pathogenesis of exacerbation and could potentially be utilized as biomarkers of exacerbation. To find out, we sought genes specifically induced in Siglec-14+ myeloid cells and evaluated their utility as biomarkers of COPD exacerbation. Using DNA microarray, we compared gene expression levels in Siglec-14+ and control myeloid cell lines stimulated with or without nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae to select genes that were specifically induced in Siglec-14+ cells. The expressions of several cytokine and chemokine genes were specifically induced in Siglec-14+ cells. The concentrations of seven gene products were analyzed by multiplex bead array assays in paired COPD patient sera (n = 39) collected during exacerbation and stable disease states. Those gene products that increased during exacerbation were further tested using an independent set (n = 32) of paired patient sera. Serum concentration of interleukin-27 (IL-27) was elevated during exacerbation (discovery set: P = 0.0472; verification set: P = 0.0428; combined: P = 0.0104; one-sided Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-rank test), particularly in exacerbations accompanied with sputum purulence and in exacerbations lasting more than a week. We concluded that IL-27 might be mechanistically involved in the exacerbation of COPD and could potentially serve as a systemic biomarker of exacerbation.
    07/2014; 2(7). DOI:10.14814/phy2.12069
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia 07/2014; 10(4):P193. DOI:10.1016/j.jalz.2014.04.227 · 17.47 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Acrolein, a toxic unsaturated aldehyde generated as a result of oxidative stress, readily reacts with a variety of nucleophilic biomolecules. Polyamines, which produced acrolein in the presence of amine oxidase, were then found to react with acrolein to produce 1,5-diazacyclooctane, a previously unrecognized but significant downstream product of oxidative stress. Although diazacyclooctane formation effectively neutralized acrolein toxicity, the diazacyclooctane hydrogel produced through a sequential diazacyclooctane polymerization reaction was highly cytotoxic. This study suggests that diazacyclooctane formation is involved in the mechanism underlying acrolein-mediated oxidative stress.
    Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 06/2014; 12(28). DOI:10.1039/c4ob00761a · 3.49 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Myelin, a multilamellar structure extended from oligodendrocytes or Schwann cells, plays a critical role in maintenance of neuronal function, and damage or loss of myelin causes demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis. For precise alignment of the myelin sheath, there is a requirement for expression of galactosylceramide (GalCer), a major glycosphingolipid in myelin. Synthesis of GalCer is strictly limited in oligodendrocytes in a developmental stage-specific manner. Ceramide galactosyltransferase (CGT), a key enzyme for biosynthesis of GalCer, exhibits restricted expression in oligodendrocytes but the mechanism is poorly understood. Based on our assumption that particular oligodendrocyte lineage-specific transcription factors regulate CGT expression, we co-expressed a series of candidate transcription factors with the human CGT promoter driving luciferase expression in oligodendroglioma cells to measure the promoter activity. We found that Nkx2.2 strongly activated the CGT promoter. In addition, we identified a novel repressive DNA element in the first intron of CGT and OLIG2, an oligodendrocyte-specific transcription factor, as a binding protein of this element. Moreover, overexpression of OLIG2 completely canceled the activating effect of Nkx2.2 on CGT promoter activity. Expression of CGT mRNA was also upregulated by Nkx2.2, but this upregulation was cancelled by co-expression of OLIG2 with Nkx2.2. Our study suggests that CGT expression is controlled by balanced expression of the negative modulator OLIG2 and positive regulator Nkx2.2, providing new insights into how expression of GalCer is tightly regulated in cell type- and stage-specific manners.
    Glycobiology 05/2014; 24(10). DOI:10.1093/glycob/cwu042 · 3.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Expression of glycosyltransferase genes is essential for glycosylation. However, the detailed mechanisms of how glycosyltransferase gene expression is regulated in a specific tissue or during disease progression are poorly understood. In particular, epigenetic studies of glycosyltransferase genes are limited, although epigenetic mechanisms, such as histone and DNA modifications, are central to establish tissue-specific gene expression. We previously found that epigenetic histone activation is essential for brain-specific expression of N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-IX (GnT-IX, also designated GnT-Vb), but the mechanism of brain-specific chromatin activation around GnT-IX gene (Mgat5b) has not been clarified. To reveal the mechanisms regulating the chromatin surrounding GnT-IX, we have investigated the epigenetic factors that are specifically involved with the mouse GnT-IX locus by comparing their involvement with other glycosyltransferase loci. We first found that a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor enhanced the expression of GnT-IX but not of other glycosyltransferases tested. By overexpression and knockdown of a series of HDACs, we found that HDAC11 silenced GnT-IX. We also identified the O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) and ten-eleven translocation-3 (TET3) complex as a specific chromatin activator of GnT-IX gene. Moreover, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) analysis in combination with OGT- or TET3-knockdown showed that this OGT-TET3 complex facilitates the binding of a potent transactivator, NeuroD1, to the GnT-IX promoter, suggesting that epigenetic chromatin activation by the OGT-TET3 complex is a prerequisite for the efficient binding of NeuroD1. These results reveal a new epigenetic mechanism of brain-specific GnT-IX expression regulated by defined chromatin modifiers, providing new insights into the tissue-specific expression of glycosyltransferases.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 03/2014; 289(16). DOI:10.1074/jbc.M114.554311 · 4.60 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Glycans play key roles in a variety of protein functions under normal and pathological conditions, but several glycosyltransferase deficient mice exhibit no or only mild phenotypes due to redundancy or compensation of glycan functions. However, we have only a limited understanding of the underlying mechanism for these observations. Our previous studies indicated that 70% of Fut8 deficient (Fut8(-/-)) mice that lack core fucose structure die within 3 days after birth, but the remainder survive for up to several weeks even though they show growth retardation as well as emphysema. In this study, we show that, in mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) from Fut8(-/-) mice, another N-glycan branching structure, bisecting GlcNAc, is specifically upregulated by enhanced gene expression of a responsible enzyme N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase III (GnT-III). As candidate target glycoproteins for bisecting GlcNAc modification, we confirmed that level of bisecting GlcNAc on β1-integrin and N-cadherin was increased in Fut8(-/-) MEFs. Moreover using mass spectrometry, glycan analysis of IgG1 in Fut8(-/-) mouse serum demonstrated that bisecting GlcNAc contents were also increased by Fut8 deficiency in vivo. As an underlying mechanism, we found that in Fut8(-/-) MEFs Wnt/β-catenin signaling is upregulated and an inhibitor against Wnt-signaling was found to abrogate GnT-III expression, indicating that Wnt/β-catenin is involved in GnT-III upregulation. Furthermore, various oxidative stress-related genes were also increased in Fut8(-/-) MEFs. These data suggest that Fut8(-/-) mice adapted to oxidative stress, both ex vivo and in vivo, by inducing various genes including GnT-III, which may compensate for the loss of core fucose functions.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 03/2014; DOI:10.1074/jbc.M113.502542 · 4.60 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A general probe designed to induce a cascading sequence of reactions on a target protein was efficiently synthesized. The cascading reaction sequence involved (i) ligand-directed azaelectrocyclization with lysine and (ii) the autooxidation-induced release of a fluorescence quencher from the labeled protein. The probe was linked to a cyclic RGDyK peptide to enable the selective visualization of integrin αVβ3 on the surfaces of live cells.
    Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 01/2014; DOI:10.1039/c3ob42267d · 3.49 Impact Factor
  • Kazuaki Ohtsubo, Naoyuki Taniguchi
    01/2014; 3(2):223-228. DOI:10.7600/jpfsm.3.223
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    ABSTRACT: In the nervous system, various unique glycans not found in other tissues are expressed on glycoproteins, and their expression/functions have been studied using specific antibodies/lectins. Among brain-specific glycans in mammals, we focus on human natural killer-1 (HNK-1) and related Cat-315 epitopes, which can be detected using specific antibodies. It is known that the HNK-1 epitope is expressed on N- and O-mannosylated glycans and that Cat-315 mAb preferentially recognizes the HNK-1 epitope on brain-specific "branched O-mannose glycan." The β1,6-branched O-mannose structure is synthesized by a brain-specific glycosyltransferase, N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-IX (GnT-IX, also designated as GnT-Vb). Using GnT-IX gene-deficient mice and specific antibodies/lectins, the function of GnT-IX was found to be quite different from that of its ubiquitous homologue, GnT-V. Using Cat-315 mAb, the receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase-beta (RPTPβ) was identified as an in vivo target glycoprotein for GnT-IX. Analysis of the function of branched O-mannose glycan on RPTPβ indicated that its loss promoted the recovery process after myelin injury (called remyelination) in brain and that this phenomenon is probably caused in vivo by reduced activation of astrocytes in GnT-IX-deficient brain.
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    ABSTRACT: In our previous study, the CS-56 antibody, which recognizes a chondroitin sulfate moiety, labeled a subset of adult brain astrocytes, yielding a patchy extracellular matrix pattern. To explore the molecular nature of CS-56-labeled glycoproteins, we purified glycoproteins of the adult mouse cerebral cortex using a combination of anion exchange, charge-transfer, and size-exclusion chromatographies. One of the purified proteins was identified as tenascin-R (TNR) by mass spectrometric analysis. When we compared TNR mRNA expression patterns with the distribution patterns of CS-56-positive cells, TNR mRNA was detected in CS-56-positive astrocytes. To examine the functions of TNR in astrocytes, we first confirmed that cultured astrocytes also expressed TNR protein. TNR knockdown by siRNA expression significantly reduced glutamate uptake in cultured astrocytes. Furthermore, expression of mRNA and protein of excitatory amino acid transporter 1 (GLAST), which is a major component of astrocytic glutamate transporters, was reduced by TNR knockdown. Our results suggest that TNR is expressed in a subset of astrocytes and contributes to glutamate homeostasis by regulating astrocytic GLAST expression.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 12/2013; 289(5). DOI:10.1074/jbc.M113.504787 · 4.60 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Disruption of the circadian rhythm is a contributory factor to clinical and pathophysiological conditions, including cancer, the metabolic syndrome, and inflammation. Chronic and systemic inflammation are a potential trigger of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and are caused by the infiltration of large numbers of inflammatory macrophages into tissue. Although recent studies identified the circadian clock gene Rev-erbα, a member of the orphan nuclear receptors, as a key mediator between clockwork and inflammation, the molecular mechanism remains unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that Rev-erbα modulates the inflammatory function of macrophages through the direct regulation of Ccl2 expression. Clinical conditions associated with chronic and systemic inflammation, such as aging or obesity, dampened Rev-erbα gene expression in peritoneal macrophages from C57BL/6J mice. Rev-erbα agonists or overexpression of Rev-erbα in the murine macrophage cell line RAW264 suppressed the induction of Ccl2 following an LPS endotoxin challenge. We discovered that Rev-erbα represses Ccl2 expression directly through a Rev-erbα-binding motif in the Ccl2 promoter region. Rev-erbα also suppressed CCL2-activated signals, ERK and p38, which was recovered by the addition of exogenous CCL2. Further, Rev-erbα impaired cell adhesion and migration, which are inflammatory responses activated through the ERK- and p38-signaling pathways, respectively. Peritoneal macrophages from mice lacking Rev-erbα display increases in Ccl2 expression. These data suggest that Rev-erbα regulates the inflammatory infiltration of macrophages through the suppression of Ccl2 expression. Therefore, Rev-erbα may be a key link between aging- or obesity-associated impairment of clockwork and inflammation.
    The Journal of Immunology 12/2013; 192(1). DOI:10.4049/jimmunol.1301982 · 5.36 Impact Factor

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  • 2009–2015
    • RIKEN
      • • RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical Biology
      • • Chemical Biology Team
      • • Global Research Cluster
      Вако, Saitama, Japan
  • 2013
    • Waseda University
      • Faculty of Human Sciences
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
    • The University of Tokyo
      • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
      Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan
  • 2005–2013
    • Saga University
      • Department of Biomolecular Sciences
      Сага Япония, Saga, Japan
  • 2011
    • Dalian Ocean University
      Lü-ta-shih, Liaoning, China
  • 2006–2011
    • Tohoku Pharmaceutical University
  • 1990–2011
    • Osaka City University
      • • Department of Biochemistry
      • • Graduate School of Medicine
      • • Second Department of Internal Medicine
      Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan
    • Kinki University
      • Department of Neurosurgery
      Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan
  • 1987–2011
    • Osaka University
      • • Department of Disease Glycomics
      • • Division of Biochemistry
      • • Department of Internal Medicine
      Suika, Ōsaka, Japan
  • 2005–2010
    • Hyogo College of Medicine
      • Department of Biochemistry
      Nishinomiya, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  • 1993–2010
    • Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health
      Izumi, Ōsaka, Japan
  • 2008
    • Macquarie University
      • Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
      Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    • University of Massachusetts Medical School
      Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
    • Institute of Microbial Chemistry
      Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
  • 2007
    • Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • 2004–2006
    • Kochi University
      Kôti, Kōchi, Japan
    • Kochi Medical School
      Kôti, Kōchi, Japan
    • The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
      Миура, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1975–2004
    • Hokkaido University
      • • Department of Medical Oncology
      • • Department of Medicine II
      • • Laboratory of Biochemistry
      • • Department of Internal Medicine
      • • Graduate School of Environmental Science
      Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 2003
    • Yamagata University
      Ямагата, Yamagata, Japan
    • Sapporo Medical University
      • Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
      Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan
  • 2002
    • Georgetown University
      Washington, Washington, D.C., United States
    • Yale-New Haven Hospital
      • Department of Pathology
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • 1996–2002
    • Aichi Cancer Center
      Ōsaka, Ōsaka, Japan
  • 2001
    • Shinshu University
      Shonai, Nagano, Japan
    • Fukuoka University
      • Department of Pathology
      Hukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 2000
    • Nagoya University
      • Research Center of Health, Physical Fitness and Sports
      Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan
  • 1998
    • University of Helsinki
      Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
  • 1995
    • Harvard Medical School
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • University of Tsukuba
      Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
  • 1992–1995
    • Kurume University
      • • Division of Cell Biology
      • • Institute of Life Science
      • • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      Куруме, Fukuoka, Japan
    • Osaka Medical College
      • Department of Pediatrics
      Takatuki, Ōsaka, Japan
    • National Defense Medical College
      • Division of Hygiene
      Tokorozawa, Saitama-ken, Japan
  • 1975–1995
    • Hokkaido University Hospital
      • • Division of Pediatrics
      • • Division of Neurosurgery
      • • Division of Internal Medicine II
      Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 1994
    • Niigata University
      Niahi-niigata, Niigata, Japan
  • 1977
    • Hokkaido University of Education
      Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan