N-glycans differentially regulate eosinophil and neutrophil recruitment during allergic airway inflammation

Nooshin S. Bahaie, Bit Na Kang, Elizabeth M. Frenzel, M. Reza Hosseinkhani, Xiao Na Ge, Yana Greenberg, Sung Gil Ha, Michael Demetriou, Savita P. Rao, P. Sriramarao

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Abstract

Allergic airway inflammation, including asthma, is usually characterized by the predominant recruitment of eosinophils. However, neutrophilia is also prominent during severe exacerbations. Cell surface-expressed glycans play a role in leukocyte trafficking and recruitment during inflammation. Here, the involvement of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine:α-6-D-mannoside β1,6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase V (MGAT5)-modified N-glycans in eosinophil and neutrophil recruitment during allergic airway inflammation was investigated. Allergen-challenged Mgat5-deficient (Mgat5 -/-) mice exhibited significantly attenuated airway eosinophilia and inflammation (decreased Th2 cytokines, mucus production) compared with WT counterparts, attributable to decreased rolling, adhesion, and survival of Mgat5 -/- eosinophils. Interestingly, allergen-challenged Mgat5 -/- mice developed airway neutrophilia and increased airway reactivity with persistent elevated levels of proinflammatory cytokines (IL-17A, TNFα, IFNγ)). This increased neutrophil recruitment was also observed in LPS- and thioglycollate (TG)-induced inflammation in Mgat5 -/- mice. Furthermore, there was significantly increased recruitment of infused Mgat5 -/- neutrophils compared with WT neutrophils in the peritoneal cavity of TG-exposed WT mice. Mgat5 -/- neutrophils demonstrated enhanced adhesion to P-selectin as well as increased migration toward keratinocyte-derived chemokine compared with WT neutrophils in vitro along with increased calcium mobilization upon activation and expression of elevated levels of CXCR2, which may contribute to the increased neutrophil recruitment. These data indicate an important role for MGAT5-modified N-glycans in differential regulation of eosinophil and neutrophil recruitment during allergic airway inflammation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38231-38241
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume286
Issue number44
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2011

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