C-type lectin receptors MR and DC-SIGN are involved in recognition of hemocyanins, shaping their immunostimulatory effects on human dendritic cells

Villar, Javiera; Salazar, Michelle L.; Jimenez, Jose M.; Del Campo, Miguel; Manubens, Augusto; Gleisner, Maria Alejandra; Avalos, Ignacio; Salazar-Onfray, Flavio; Salazar, Fabian; Mitchell, Daniel A.; Alshahrani, Mohammad Y.; Martinez-Pomares, Luisa; Becker, Maria Ines

Abstract

Hemocyanins are used as immunomodulators in clinical applications because they induce a strong Th1-biased cell-mediated immunity, which has beneficial effects. They are multiligand glycosylated molecules with abundant and complex mannose-rich structures. It remains unclear whether these structures influence hemocyanin-induced immunostimulatory processes in human APCs. We have previously shown that hemocyanin glycans from Concholepas concholepas (CCH), Fissurella latimarginata (FLH), and Megathura crenulata (KLH), participate in their immune recognition and immunogenicity in mice, interacting with murine C-type lectin receptors (CLRs). Here, we studied the interactions of these hemocyanins with two major mannose-binding CLRs on monocyte-derived human DCs: MR (mannose receptor) and DC-SIGN (DC-specific ICAM-3-grabbing nonintegrin). Diverse analyses showed that hemocyanins are internalized by a mannose-sensitive mechanism. This process was calcium dependent. Moreover, hemocyanins colocalized with MR and DC-SIGN, and were partly internalized through clathrin-mediated endocytosis. The hemocyanin-mediated proinflammatory cytokine response was impaired when using deglycosylated FLH and KLH compared to CCH. We further showed that hemocyanins bind to human MR and DC-SIGN in a carbohydrate-dependent manner with affinity constants in the physiological concentration range. Overall, we showed that these three clinically valuable hemocyanins interact with human mannose-sensitive CLRs, initiating an immune response and promoting a Th1 cell-driving potential.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000647592300001 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY
Editorial: Wiley
Fecha de publicación: 2021
DOI:

10.1002/eji.202149225

Notas: ISI