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It is not yet clear whether cellular junctions between splenic sinus endothelial cells are open or closed. In order to clarify this, immunolocalization of thrombomodulin (TM), endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR), protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR1), sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1), β-catenin phosphorylated at Try142 (β-catenin Y142) and β-catenin phosphorylated at Try654 (β-catenin Y654), which are related proteins that regulate dissociation and association of the adherens junctions of endothelial cells, are examined in rats using laser microscopy and electron microscopy. TM, EPCR, PAR1 and S1P1 were colocalized in the entire circumference of the endothelial cells, as well as in the caveolar membranes and junctional membranes of adjacent endothelial cells. These molecules may protect the adherens junctions of the endothelial cells. On the other hand, β-catenin Y142 and β-catenin Y 654 colocalized with α-catenin and β-catenin, respectively and in addition, β-catenin Y142 and β-catenin Y 654 were localized in the vicinity of the adherens junctions of the endothelial cells from immunogold electron microcopy. The adherens junctions are considered to be partially dissociated at the site where β-catenin Y142 and β-catenin Y 654 are localized. Thus, the system that protects the adherens junctions and the system that dissociates them may concurrently coexist in the endothelial cells and dissociation and association of the adherens junctions may be constantly repeated at the cell boundary of the endothelial cells.

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Kiyoko Uehara, Akira Uehara. Immunohistochemical study of dissociation and association of adherens junctions in splenic sinus endothelial cells. Cell and tissue research. 2021 Apr;384(1):25-33


PMID: 33660049

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