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Interferon alpha inhibits a Src-mediated pathway necessary for Shigella-induced cytoskeletal rearrangements in epithelial cells.

Duménil G, Olivo JC, Pellegrini S, Fellous M, Sansonetti PJ, Nhieu GT - J. Cell Biol. (1998)

Bottom Line: Shigella flexneri, the causative agent of bacillary dysentery, has the ability to enter nonphagocytic cells.The interferon (IFN) family of cytokines was found to inhibit Shigella invasion of cultured epithelial cells.Immunofluorescence studies showed that IFN-alpha inhibits Shigella-induced actin polymerization required for bacterial entry into cells.

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Affiliation: Unité de Génétique Humaine, INSERM U276.

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Shigella flexneri, the causative agent of bacillary dysentery, has the ability to enter nonphagocytic cells. The interferon (IFN) family of cytokines was found to inhibit Shigella invasion of cultured epithelial cells. We show here that IFN-alpha inhibits a Src-dependent signaling cascade triggered by Shigella that leads to the reorganization of the host cell cytoskeleton. Immunofluorescence studies showed that IFN-alpha inhibits Shigella-induced actin polymerization required for bacterial entry into cells. Phosphorylation of cortactin, a Src-substrate specifically tyrosyl-phosphorylated during Shigella entry, was inhibited by IFN-alpha. Overexpression of a dominant interfering form of pp60c-src led to inhibition of Shigella-induced cytoskeletal rearrangements and decreased cortactin phosphorylation indicating a role for Src in Shigella entry. Also, Shigella uptake in cells that expressed constitutively active Src was unaffected by IFN-alpha treatment. We conclude that Src kinase activity is necessary for Shigella invasion of epithelial cells and that IFN-alpha inhibits this Src-dependent signaling pathway.

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Pp60c-src expression levels in stable transfectants. HeLa cells were transfected with a plasmid  construct mediating expression of either wild-type chicken Src (srcK+) or a kinase inactive  mutant of Src (srcK−) and stable clones were selected. Lysates of  two representative clones were analyzed by Western blot analysis  using anti-Src mAb. HeLa, parental HeLa cells; srcK+ cl3 and  srcK+ cl7, HeLa cells transfected with wild-type Src, clones 3 and  7, respectively; srcK− cl4 and srcK+ cl5, HeLa cells transfected  with wild-type Src, clones 4 and 5, respectively.
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Figure 5: Pp60c-src expression levels in stable transfectants. HeLa cells were transfected with a plasmid construct mediating expression of either wild-type chicken Src (srcK+) or a kinase inactive mutant of Src (srcK−) and stable clones were selected. Lysates of two representative clones were analyzed by Western blot analysis using anti-Src mAb. HeLa, parental HeLa cells; srcK+ cl3 and srcK+ cl7, HeLa cells transfected with wild-type Src, clones 3 and 7, respectively; srcK− cl4 and srcK+ cl5, HeLa cells transfected with wild-type Src, clones 4 and 5, respectively.

Mentions: To further define the role of pp60c-src on Shigella entry, we analyzed the characteristics of Shigella entry in HeLa transfectants overexpressing a dominant interfering form of pp60c-src. Stable clones expressing a catalytically inactive form of pp60c-src (srcK−; Twamley-Stein et al., 1993), the wild-type form of pp60c-src (srcK+) or the vector alone were selected (Materials and Methods), and the level of Src protein was measured by anti-Src Western blot analysis. Src was only slightly overexpressed in the srcK+ clones, whereas the levels of expression of Src in the srcK− clones could reach <10-fold the level in parental cells. Two independent clones for each construct were used in this study (Fig. 5).


Interferon alpha inhibits a Src-mediated pathway necessary for Shigella-induced cytoskeletal rearrangements in epithelial cells.

Duménil G, Olivo JC, Pellegrini S, Fellous M, Sansonetti PJ, Nhieu GT - J. Cell Biol. (1998)

Pp60c-src expression levels in stable transfectants. HeLa cells were transfected with a plasmid  construct mediating expression of either wild-type chicken Src (srcK+) or a kinase inactive  mutant of Src (srcK−) and stable clones were selected. Lysates of  two representative clones were analyzed by Western blot analysis  using anti-Src mAb. HeLa, parental HeLa cells; srcK+ cl3 and  srcK+ cl7, HeLa cells transfected with wild-type Src, clones 3 and  7, respectively; srcK− cl4 and srcK+ cl5, HeLa cells transfected  with wild-type Src, clones 4 and 5, respectively.
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Figure 5: Pp60c-src expression levels in stable transfectants. HeLa cells were transfected with a plasmid construct mediating expression of either wild-type chicken Src (srcK+) or a kinase inactive mutant of Src (srcK−) and stable clones were selected. Lysates of two representative clones were analyzed by Western blot analysis using anti-Src mAb. HeLa, parental HeLa cells; srcK+ cl3 and srcK+ cl7, HeLa cells transfected with wild-type Src, clones 3 and 7, respectively; srcK− cl4 and srcK+ cl5, HeLa cells transfected with wild-type Src, clones 4 and 5, respectively.
Mentions: To further define the role of pp60c-src on Shigella entry, we analyzed the characteristics of Shigella entry in HeLa transfectants overexpressing a dominant interfering form of pp60c-src. Stable clones expressing a catalytically inactive form of pp60c-src (srcK−; Twamley-Stein et al., 1993), the wild-type form of pp60c-src (srcK+) or the vector alone were selected (Materials and Methods), and the level of Src protein was measured by anti-Src Western blot analysis. Src was only slightly overexpressed in the srcK+ clones, whereas the levels of expression of Src in the srcK− clones could reach <10-fold the level in parental cells. Two independent clones for each construct were used in this study (Fig. 5).

Bottom Line: Shigella flexneri, the causative agent of bacillary dysentery, has the ability to enter nonphagocytic cells.The interferon (IFN) family of cytokines was found to inhibit Shigella invasion of cultured epithelial cells.Immunofluorescence studies showed that IFN-alpha inhibits Shigella-induced actin polymerization required for bacterial entry into cells.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Unité de Génétique Humaine, INSERM U276.

ABSTRACT
Shigella flexneri, the causative agent of bacillary dysentery, has the ability to enter nonphagocytic cells. The interferon (IFN) family of cytokines was found to inhibit Shigella invasion of cultured epithelial cells. We show here that IFN-alpha inhibits a Src-dependent signaling cascade triggered by Shigella that leads to the reorganization of the host cell cytoskeleton. Immunofluorescence studies showed that IFN-alpha inhibits Shigella-induced actin polymerization required for bacterial entry into cells. Phosphorylation of cortactin, a Src-substrate specifically tyrosyl-phosphorylated during Shigella entry, was inhibited by IFN-alpha. Overexpression of a dominant interfering form of pp60c-src led to inhibition of Shigella-induced cytoskeletal rearrangements and decreased cortactin phosphorylation indicating a role for Src in Shigella entry. Also, Shigella uptake in cells that expressed constitutively active Src was unaffected by IFN-alpha treatment. We conclude that Src kinase activity is necessary for Shigella invasion of epithelial cells and that IFN-alpha inhibits this Src-dependent signaling pathway.

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