Phagocytosis by Lymnaea stagnalis haemocytes: a potential role for phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase but not protein kinase A

Plows, Louise D., Cook, Richard T., Davies, Angela J. and Walker, Anthony J. (2006) Phagocytosis by Lymnaea stagnalis haemocytes: a potential role for phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase but not protein kinase A. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 91(1), pp. 74-77. ISSN (print) 0022-2011

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Abstract

The molecular events that regulate phagocytosis, an important innate immune response, in invertebrate defence cells (haemocytes) are poorly understood. Lymnaea stagnalis haemocytes were used as a model to elucidate the role of cell signalling pathways in phagocytosis by molluscan defence cells. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-K) inhibitor, LY294002, significantly impaired haemocyte phagocytic activity in a dose-responsive manner with 10 microM LY294002 reducing internalization of fluorescent-conjugated Escherichia coli by 62% (P < or = 0.001). In contrast, the protein kinase A (PKA) inhibitor KT5720 was without effect. Therefore, PI3-K, but not PKA, appears to control phagocytosis by haemocytes in these gastropod molluscs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work was supported by the Royal Society and Kingston University
Research Area: Biological sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Life Sciences
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Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2010 11:11
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2010 10:52
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/7097

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