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J Biol Chem. 2000 Nov 24;275(47):37224-31.

CD45 inhibits CD40L-induced microglial activation via negative regulation of the Src/p44/42 MAPK pathway.

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Roskamp Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33613, USA. jtan@com1.med.usf.edu

Abstract

It has been reported that ligation of CD40 with CD40 ligand (CD40L) results in microglial activation as evidenced by p44/42 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) dependent tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) production. Previous studies have shown that CD45, a functional transmembrane protein-tyrosine phosphatase, is constitutively expressed at moderate levels on microglial cells and this expression is greatly elevated on activated microglia. To investigate the possibility that CD45 might modulate CD40L-induced microglial activation, we treated primary cultured microglial cells with CD40L and anti-CD45 antibody. Data show that cross-linking of CD45 markedly inhibits CD40L-induced activity of the Src family kinases Lck and Lyn. Further, co-treatment of microglia with CD40L and anti-CD45 antibody results in significant inhibition of microglial TNF-alpha production through inhibition of p44/42 MAPK activity, a downstream signaling event resulting from Src activation. Accordingly, primary cultured microglial cells from mice deficient in CD45 demonstrate hyper-responsiveness to ligation of CD40, as evidenced by increased p44/42 MAPK activation and TNF-alpha production. Taken together, these results show that CD45 plays a novel role in suppressing CD40L-induced microglial activation via negative regulation of the Src/p44/42 MAPK cascade.

PMID:
10978311
DOI:
10.1074/jbc.M002006200
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