Herein we show that exposure of human umbilical vein endothelial cells to tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) led to platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM1) surface redistribution, disruption of cytoskeleton connections, and increased PECAM1 phosphorylation, accompanied by increased permeability to macromolecules. The in vitro use of inhibitors of tyrosine or serine-threonine kinases could prevent both PECAM1 surface redistribution and the increase in permeability induced by the cytokine. In vivo administration of lavendustin A, a natural tyrosine kinase inhibitor, protected endothelial cells from TNFα-dependent vascular leakage in mouse liver. We propose that the involvement of PECAM1 in TNFα-mediated effects on vascular permeability may depend on a dynamically regulated cytoskeletal association, related to the degree of PECAM1 phosphorylation.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 15 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research