Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 is a regulator of B cell function, affecting homeostasis, BCR signaling, IgA production, and TI antigen responses

Makoto Kubo, Ryuichi Nagashima, Etsuro Ohta, Tatsunori Maekawa, Yumiko Isobe, Mitsue Kurihara, Koji Eshima, Kazuya Iwabuchi, Toshikuni Sasaoka, Sadahiro Azuma, Heather L Melrose, Matthew J. Farrer, Fumiya Obata

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Abstract

LRRK2 is the causal molecule of autosomal dominant familial Parkinson's disease. B2 cells express a much higher LRRK2 mRNA level than B1 cells. To reveal the function of LRRK2 in B cells, we analyzed B cell functions in LRRK2-knockout (LRRK2-/-) mice. LRRK2-/- mice had significantly higher counts of peritoneal B1 cells than wild-type mice. After BCR stimulation, phosphor-Erk1/2 of splenic B2 cells was enhanced to a higher degree in LRRK2-/- mice. LRRK2-/- mice had a significantly higher serum IgA level, and TNP-Ficoll immunization increased the titer of serum anti-TNP IgM antibody. LRRK2 may play important roles in B cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neuroimmunology
Volume292
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2016

Keywords

  • B cell receptor signaling
  • B1 cell
  • B2 cell
  • IgA
  • Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2
  • TI antigen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Neurology

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    Kubo, M., Nagashima, R., Ohta, E., Maekawa, T., Isobe, Y., Kurihara, M., Eshima, K., Iwabuchi, K., Sasaoka, T., Azuma, S., Melrose, H. L., Farrer, M. J., & Obata, F. (2016). Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 is a regulator of B cell function, affecting homeostasis, BCR signaling, IgA production, and TI antigen responses. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 292, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2016.01.005