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Inhibition of the Calcium Release-activated Calcium (CRAC) Current in Jurkat T Cells by the HIV-1 Envelope Protein gp160

Abstract : The HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein gp120/160 has pleiotropic effects on T cell function. We investigated whether Ca(2+) signaling, a crucial step for T cell activation, was altered by prolonged exposure of Jurkat T cells to gp160. Microfluorometric measurements showed that Jurkat cells incubated with gp160 had smaller (approximately 40%) increases in [Ca(2+)](i) in response to phytohemagglutinin and had a reduced Ca(2+) influx (approximately 25%). gp160 had similar effects on Jurkat cells challenged with thapsigargin. We used the patch clamp technique to record the Ca(2+) current, which is responsible for Ca(2+) influx and has properties of the calcium release-activated Ca(2+) current (I(CRAC)). gp160 reduced I(CRAC) by approximately 40%. The inhibitory effects of gp160 were antagonized by staurosporine (0.1 microm), an inhibitor of protein-tyrosine kinases and protein kinase Cs (PKCs), and by Gö 6976 (5 microm), an inhibitor acting especially on PKC alpha and PKC beta I. 12-O-Tetradecanoyl phorbol 13-acetate (16 nm), a PKC activator, reproduced the effects of gp160 in untreated cells. A Western blotting analysis of PKC isoforms alpha, beta I, delta, and zeta showed that only the cellular distribution of PKC alpha and -beta I were significantly modified by gp160. In addition, gp160 was able to modify the subcellular distribution of PKC alpha and PKC beta I caused by phytohemagglutinin. Therefore the reduction in I(CRAC) caused by prolonged incubation with gp160 is probably mediated by PKC alpha or -beta I.
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Olivier Dellis, Sophie Gangloff, Marc Paulais, Danielle Tondelier, Jean-Pierre Rona, et al.. Inhibition of the Calcium Release-activated Calcium (CRAC) Current in Jurkat T Cells by the HIV-1 Envelope Protein gp160. Journal of Biological Chemistry, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2002, 277 (8), pp.6044-6050. ⟨10.1074/jbc.M111831200⟩. ⟨inserm-02448180⟩

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