A meta-analysis from six studies of global gene expression profiles of Blood Pressure (BP) and hypertension was performed in 7017 individuals. 34 genes were differentially expressed. Of these, 6 genes were linked including MYADM, which was the only gene, of 34 discovered across diastolic, systolic BP and hypertension. Knockdown of MYADM (19q13), a component of endothelial surface rafts induced an inflammatory phenotype altering barrier function through the increase of the adhesion receptor ICAM-1 (19p13). This is mediated by MYADM activation of ERM actin cytoskeleton proteins.
Mechanical forces, without a definitive direction e.g., disturbed flow and relatively undirected stretch at branch points and other complex regions cause sustained molecular signaling of pro-inflammatory and proliferative pathways that include mechanical stretch tied to p53.
ERM proteins also facilitate Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) dependent egress for T-cells to migrate from lymphoid organs. Their directional migration, by blebbing is contained at the T-cell’s leading edge. This fundamentally different mode of migration is characterized by intracellular pressurization. Of the five S1P receptors S1P2 (19p13) is critical in the immune, nervous, metabolic, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and renal systems. Results suggest that the ratio between S1P1 and S1P2 (19p13) governs the migratory behavior of different T cell subsets.
Human NK cells express S1P1 mRNA. Activation with IL-2 increases S1P1, promotes S1P4 (19p13) and S1P5 (19p13) but not S1P2 (19p13) expression. Unlike S1P1, S1P2 (19p13) signals through several different G-alpha subunits, Gi, G12/13, and Gq. S1P5 (19p13) is also expressed in human and mouse NK cells and was required for mobilization to inflamed organs. S1P5-deficient mice had aberrant NK cell homing during steady-state conditions. NK cell trafficking in vivo requires a dedicated sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor.
Virus-infected mast cells selectively recruit NK cells and positively modulate their functions through mechanisms dependent on soluble mediators, such as interferons. Skin mast cells protect mice against vaccinia virus by triggering mast cell receptor S1P2 (19p13) and releasing antimicrobial peptides. S1P2 (19p13), a negative regulator of platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) induced migration and proliferation as well as SphK1 expression.
S1P inhibits macropinocytosis (internalizing extracellular materials) and phosphorylation of Akt via S1P2 (19p13) stimulation resulting in diminished antigen capture.
S1P1, S1P2 (19p13) and S1P3 receptors have redundant or cooperative functions for the development of a stable and mature vascular system during embryonic development. S1P2 (19p13) and S1P3 are involved in regulation of endothelial barrier function, fibrosis, and vasoconstriction.
Adipogenic differentiation is inhibited by S1P2 (19p13) as mediated by C/EBPα and PPARγ, which induces PEPCK, a more recent gene of interest in cancer that acts at the junction between glycolysis and the Krebs cycle.
Mecho or chemo, chicken or egg, what first?