A novel role for PECAM-1 (CD31) in regulating haematopoietic progenitor cell compartmentalization between the peripheral blood and bone marrow


Although the expression of PECAM-1 (CD31) on vascular and haematopoietic cells within the bone marrow microenvironment has been recognized for some time, its physiological role within this niche remains unexplored. In this study we show that PECAM-1 influences steady state hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) progenitor number in the peripheral blood but not the bone marrow compartment PECAM-1-/- is required on both progenitors and bone marrow vascular cels in order for efficient transition between the blood and bone marrow to occur. We have identified key roles for PECAM-1 in both the regulation of HSC migration to the chemokine CXCL12, as well as maintaining levels of the matrix degrading enzyme MMP-9 in the bone marrow vascular niche. Using intravital microscopy and adoptive transfer of either wild type (WT) or PECAM-1-/- bone marrow precursors, we demonstrate that the increase in HSC progenitors in the blood is due in part to a reduced ability to migrate from blood to the bone marrow vascular niche. The findings suggest a novel role for a PECAM-1 as a regulator of resting homeostatic progenitor cell numbers in the blood.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0002338
Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences
Additional Information: © 2008 Ross et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all),Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
Publication ISSN: 1932-6203
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Published Date: 2008-06-04
Authors: Ross, Ewan A. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5733-9361)
Freeman, Sylvie
Zhao, Yan
Dhanjal, Tarvinder S.
Ross, Emma J.
Lax, Sian
Ahmed, Zubair
Hou, Tie Zheng
Kalia, Neena
Egginton, Stuart
Nash, Gerard
Watson, Steven P.
Frampton, Jon
Buckley, Christopher D.



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