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Thromb Haemost. 2002 Jul;88(1):115-22.

Evidence that the platelet integrin alphaIIb beta3 is regulated by the integrin-linked kinase, ILK, in a PI3-kinase dependent pathway.

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  • 1UMR 5533 CNRS, Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, Pessac, France. jean-max.pasquet@umr5533.u-bordeaux2.fr

Abstract

Platelet aggregation is mediated by the integrin alphaIIb beta3 which is activated by intracellular signals during platelet activation. We have attempted to determine if ILK ("Integrin-Linked Kinase") is involved in the regulation of alphaIIb beta3 function. ILK co-immunoprecipitated with beta3 in stimulated platelets. Using confocal microscopy, ILK was detected in the cytoplasm of resting platelets. ADP or PMA stimulation led to its translocation to the plasma membrane. In parallel, there was a transient increase in ILK kinase activity, association with and phosphorylation of beta3. Inhibition of PI3-kinase by two unrelated inhibitors (wortmannin and LY294002) prevented ILK-related functions. However, it did not prevent the conformational change in alphaIIb beta3 (shown by PAC-1 binding), although integrin affinity for fibrinogen was decreased as measured using FITC-fibrinogen. Furthermore, aggregate formation was reduced. Thus ILK transiently associates with and phosphorylates beta3 in a PI3-kinase dependent manner suggesting that it participates at an intermediate stage in a critical mechanism for assuring large stable aggregates.

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