Rege TA, Hagood JS.. Thy-1 as a regulator of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions in axon regeneration, apoptosis, adhesion, migration, cancer, and fibrosis. FASEB J 20: 1045-1054

The Department Cell Biology and Medical Scientist Training Program, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, VH 648A, 1670 University Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0019, USA.
The FASEB Journal (Impact Factor: 5.04). 07/2006; 20(8):1045-54. DOI: 10.1096/fj.05-5460rev
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Thy-1 (CD90) is a 25-37 kDa glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) -anchored glycoprotein expressed on many cell types, including T cells, thymocytes, neurons, endothelial cells, and fibroblasts. Activation of Thy-1 can promote T cell activation, and this role of Thy-1 is reviewed elsewhere. Thy-1 also affects numerous nonimmunologic biological processes, including cellular adhesion, neurite outgrowth, tumor growth, migration, and cell death. In reviewing the nonimmunologic functions of Thy-1, we discuss the phenotype of the Thy-1 null mouse, signaling pathways modulated by Thy-1, the role of the GPI anchor in Thy-1 localization to lipid rafts and signaling, and regulation of Thy-1 expression. Thy-1 is an important regulator of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, with important roles in nerve regeneration, metastasis, inflammation, and fibrosis.

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    • ", cancer stem cells (CSCs) [54] CD13 (aminopeptidase N) CSCs [55], myeloid cells [56] CD29 (integrin beta-1) NSCs [57], CSCs [58] CD44 T cells [59], CSCs [60] [61] CD73 (NT5E) Endothelial cells [62], lymphocytes [63] CD90 (Thy-1) T cells [64] CD105 (endoglin) HSCs [65], endothelial cells [66], macrophages [67] CD106 (VCAM-0031) Endothelial cells [68] CD146 (MCAM) T cells [69], pericytes [70], endothelial cells [71] CD166 (ALCAM) Epithelial cells [72] [73] CD271 (LNGFR) NSCs [74], CSCs [75] PDGFRí µí»¼ (CD140a) Fibroblasts [76], smooth muscle cells [77] Leptin R Adipocytes [78] have shown that cells that expressed the Nestin-GFP (Nes- GFP) transgene behave functionally as MSCs and are closely associated with HSC quiescence and maintenance in bone marrow [30] [31] [32]. A recent study, however, reported that Nes + cells could mark both endothelial and nonendothelial cells during endochondral ossification [33]. "
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    ABSTRACT: Fibroblasts provide matrix and regulatory mediators to the microenvironment and thereby contribute to maintenance of tissue homeostasis, wound healing and tumor progression. In the present study we addressed the functional relevance of Thy-1 for fibroblast functions in vitro and in vivo. Using fibroblasts from Thy-1(-/-) and wildtype mice, recombinant expression of Thy-1 and analysis of the interaction of fibroblasts with immobilized Thy-1 we showed that Thy-1 plays a crucial role in the control of cell growth by suppressing proliferation and promoting apoptosis and differentiation of dermal fibroblasts. Function-blocking studies revealed that Thy-1 mediates the control of apoptosis and proliferation via modulation of β3 integrin function. Interestingly, Thy-1-mediated growth control appears to be a more general mechanism because it also regulates growth of tumor cells of different origin dependent on their β3 integrin expression. In summary, our findings point to an important role of Thy-1 in controlling the balance between proliferation and differentiation in dermal fibroblasts.Journal of Investigative Dermatology accepted article preview online, 04 March 2015. doi:10.1038/jid.2015.86.
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