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Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Oct;1823(10):1984-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2012.06.026. Epub 2012 Jun 27.

TNF-α influences the lateral dynamics of TNF receptor I in living cells.

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  • 1Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Department of Biotechnology & Biophysics, Würzburg, Germany.

Abstract

In mammalian cells, inflammation is mainly mediated by the binding of tumor necrosis factor alpha to tumor necrosis factor receptor 1. In this study, we investigated lateral dynamics of TNF-R1 before and after ligand binding using high-density single-particle tracking in combination with photoactivated localization microscopy. Our single-molecule data indicates the presence of tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 with different mobilities in the plasma membrane, suggesting different molecular organizations. Cholesterol depletion led to a decrease of slow receptor species and a strong increase in the average diffusion coefficient. Moreover, as a consequence of tumor necrosis factor-alpha treatment, the mean diffusion coefficient moderately increased while its distribution narrowed. Based on our observation, we propose a refined mechanism on the structural arrangement and activation of tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 in the plasma membrane.

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