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Chemokine receptors constitute an attractive family of drug targets in the frame of inflammatory diseases. However, targeting specific chemokine receptors may be complicated by their ability to form dimers or higher order oligomers. Using a combination of luminescence complementation and bioluminescence resonance energy transfer assays, we demonstrate for(More)
Dendritic cells and macrophages are professional APCs that play a central role in initiating immune responses, linking innate and adaptive immunity. Chemerin is a novel chemoattractant factor that specifically attracts APCs through its receptor ChemR23. Interestingly, chemerin is secreted as a precursor of low biological activity, prochemerin, which upon(More)
F2L (formylpeptide receptor (FPR)-like (FPRL)-2 ligand), a highly conserved acetylated peptide derived from the amino-terminal cleavage of heme-binding protein, is a potent chemoattractant for human monocytes and dendritic cells, and inhibits LPS-induced human dendritic cell maturation. We recently reported that F2L is able to activate the human receptors(More)
The formyl peptide receptor (FPR) is a key player in innate immunity and host defense mechanisms. In humans and other primates, a cluster of genes encodes two related receptors, FPR-like 1 and FPR-like 2 (FPRL1 and FPRL2). Despite their high sequence similarity, the three receptors respond to different sets of ligands and display a different expression(More)
Chemerin is a potent chemotactic factor that was identified recently as the ligand of ChemR23, a G protein-coupled receptor expressed by mononuclear phagocytes, dendritic cells (DCs), and NK cells. Chemerin is synthesized as a secreted precursor, prochemerin, which is poorly active on ChemR23. However, prochemerin can be converted rapidly into a full(More)
Development and stabilization of a vascular plexus requires the coordination of multiple signalling processes. Wnt planar cell polarity (PCP) signalling is critical in vertebrates for diverse morphogenesis events, which coordinate cell orientation within a tissue-specific plane. However, its functional role in vascular morphogenesis is not well understood.(More)
The T cell integrin receptor LFA-1 orchestrates adhesion between T cells and antigen-presenting cells (APCs), resulting in formation of a contact zone known as the immune synapse (IS) which is supported by the cytoskeleton. L-plastin is a leukocyte-specific actin bundling protein that rapidly redistributes to the immune synapse following T cell–APC(More)
The SH2 domain containing inositol 5-phosphatase SHIP2 contains several interacting domains that are important for scaffolding properties. We and others have previously reported that SHIP2 interacts with the E3 ubiquitin ligase c-Cbl. Here, we identified human SHIP2 monoubiquitination on lysine 315. SHIP2 could also be polyubiquitinated but was not degraded(More)
Podosomes are cellular structures acting as degradation 'hot-spots' in monocytic cells. They appear as dot-like structures at the ventral cell surface, enriched in F-actin and actin regulators, including gelsolin and L-plastin. Gelsolin is an ubiquitous severing and capping protein, whereas L-plastin is a leukocyte-specific actin bundling protein. The(More)
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