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Direct evidence for cell adhesion-mediated radioresistance (CAM-RR) on the level of individual integrin β1 clusters

Babel, Laura and Grunewald, Miriam and Lehn, Robert and Langhans, Markus and Meckel, Tobias :
Direct evidence for cell adhesion-mediated radioresistance (CAM-RR) on the level of individual integrin β1 clusters.
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In: Scientific Reports, 7 (1) ISSN 2045-2322
[Article], (2017)

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Title: Direct evidence for cell adhesion-mediated radioresistance (CAM-RR) on the level of individual integrin β1 clusters
Language: English
Abstract:

The cellular interaction with the extracellular matrix (ECM) modulates many key processes such as proliferation, migration, differentiation and survival. In addition, cells cultured under 3D conditions in presence of an ECM display a marked radioresistance towards ionizing radiation (IR) in comparison to conventionally 2D cultured cells. This process, also known as “cell-adhesion-mediated-radio-resistance” (CAM-RR), has been linked to the chromatin structure that differs between cells cultured on stiff surfaces versus cell grown on soft planar supports or in 3D environments. As integrins are the key mediators of cell adhesion and mechanosensing, they originate the molecular signalling towards chromatin remodelling in response to a cell’s microenvironment. We aimed to investigate this molecular origin that leads to CAM-RR by investigating the distribution of integrins at the single molecule level and show that cells cultured in 2D keep a lower fraction of integrin β1 in clusters and maintain a less defined cluster status than 3D cultured cells. Upon X-irradiation this nanoscale distribution of integrin β1 is disturbed at much lower dosages in 2D versus 3D cultured cells. Radioresistance is thus linked to the ability to maintain a well defined organization of integrins in clusters, making integrin distribution a potential drug target for radiosensitization.

Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Reports
Volume: 7
Number: 1
Publisher: Springer Nature
Classification DDC: 500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 570 Biowissenschaften, Biologie
Divisions: 10 Department of Biology > Membrane Dynamics
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 10:25
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 10:25
Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-03414-4
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-65116
Identification Number: 10.1038/s41598-017-03414-4
URI: http://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/6511
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