IQGAP1 regulates hyaluronan-mediated fibroblast motility and proliferation
2012 (English)In: Cellular Signalling, ISSN 0898-6568, E-ISSN 1873-3913, Vol. 24, no 9, 1856-1862 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
IQGAP1, an essential scaffolding protein, forms a complex with the hyaluronan receptor CD44. In this study, we have examined the importance of IQGAP1 for hyaluronan-mediated fibroblast migration and proliferation. Hyaluronan induced formation of F-actin fibers and focal adhesions, which was dependent on IQGAP1. IQGAP1 was required for hyaluronan- but not for platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB-induced cell migration, and was required for both hyaluronan- and PDGF-BB-mediated fibroblast proliferation, but not for proliferation induced by 10% fetal bovine serum. Depletion of IQGAP1 suppressed hyaluronan-induced activation of Rac1 and enhanced the activation of RhoA. Taken together, these findings indicate important roles for IQGAP1 in hyaluronan-stimulated migration and proliferation of fibroblasts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 24, no 9, 1856-1862 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-176983DOI: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2012.05.013ISI: 000306621000016PubMedID: 22634185OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-176983DiVA: diva2:538373