Collagenase-2 and -3 mediate epidermal growth factor receptor transactivation by bradykinin b2 receptor in kidney cells

Mukhin YV, Gooz M, Raymond JR, Garnovskaya MN
Source: J Pharmacol Exp Ther
Publication Date: (2006)
Issue: 318(3): 1033-43
Research Area:
Cancer Research/Cell Biology
Cells used in publication:
Species: mouse
Tissue Origin: kidney
Nucleofector® I/II/2b
We have previously shown that stimulation of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK) by bradykinin (BK) in murine inner medullary collecting duct (mIMCD)-3 cells is mediated by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) transactivation. The mechanism of EGFR transactivation seemed to be novel, because it does not require phospholipase C, Ca(2+), calmodulin, protein kinase C, Galpha(i) subunits, or EGFR-B(2) receptor heterodimerization. In this study, we demonstrated the involvement of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in B(2) receptor-induced EGFR transactivation using their broad-spectrum inhibitors batimastat and N-[(2R)-2-(hydroxamidocarbonylmethyl)-4-methylpentanoyl]-l-tryptophan methylamide (Galardin) (GM-6001). Selective inhibitors for collagenase-2 and -3 (MMP-8 and MMP-13, respectively) blocked BK-induced EGFR phosphorylation and ERK activation, whereas inhibitors for MMP-1, -2, -3, -7, or -9 were without effect. Transfection of mIMCD-3 cells with MMP-8 small interfering RNA (siRNA) resulted in approximately 50% decrease of BK-induced ERK activation. A neutralizing antibody against MMP-13 as well as transfection with MMP-13 siRNA produced a similar effect. Inhibition of both collagenases resulted in approximately 65% decrease of BK-induced ERK activation, supporting roles for both enzymes. Stimulation of mIMCD-3 cells with 10 nM BK increased the activity of collagenases in concentrated culture media within 10 min. Moreover, recombinant MMP-13 and MMP-8, when applied to mIMCD-3 cells for 10 min without BK, stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation of EGFR and caused approximately 250% increase over basal ERK phosphorylation comparable with BK-induced ERK activation. Collagenases-induced ERK activation was inhibited by 4-(3-chloroanilino)-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline (AG-1478) and thus dependent on EGFR tyrosine kinase activity. This study demonstrates a novel role for collagenase-2 and -3 in signaling of the G(q)-coupled BK B(2) receptor in mIMCD-3 cells.