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2023 Nov 29

Cell Rep




P-selectin-dependent leukocyte adhesion is governed by endolysosomal two-pore channel 2.


Goretzko J, Pauels I, Heitzig N, Thomas K, Kardell M, Naß J, Krogsaeter EK, Schloer S, Spix B, Linard Matos AL, Leser C, Wegner T, Glorius F, Bracher F, Gerke V, Rossaint J, Grimm C, Rescher U


Upon proinflammatory challenges, endothelial cell surface presentation of the leukocyte receptor P-selectin, together with the stabilizing co-factor CD63, is needed for leukocyte capture and is mediated via demand-driven exocytosis from the Weibel-Palade bodies that fuse with the plasma membrane. We report that neutrophil recruitment to activated endothelium is significantly reduced in mice deficient for the endolysosomal cation channel TPC2 and in human primary endothelial cells with pharmacological TPC2 block. We observe less CD63 signal in whole-mount stainings of proinflammatory-activated cremaster muscles from TPC2 knockout mice. We find that TPC2 is activated and needed to ensure the transfer of CD63 from endolysosomes via Weibel-Palade bodies to the plasma membrane to retain P-selectin on the cell surface of human primary endothelial cells. Our findings establish TPC2 as a key element to leukocyte interaction with the endothelium and a potential pharmacological target in the control of inflammatory leukocyte recruitment.