EphB1 in Endothelial Cells Regulates Caveolae Formation and Endocytosis

Chinnaswamy Tiruppathi, Sushil C. Regmi, Dong Mei Wang, Gary C.H. Mo, Peter T. Toth, Stephen M. Vogel, Radu V. Stan, Mark Henkemeyer, Richard D. Minshall, Asrar B. Malik

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Caveolae, the cave-like structures abundant in endothelial cells (ECs), are important in regulating key functions such as caveolae-mediated endocytosis and generation of nitric oxide. Here we show that deletion of the receptor tyrosine kinase EphB1 (EphB1−/−) in mice markedly reduced the caveolae number in ECs of heart and lung vessels and prevented caveolae-mediated endocytosis. EphB1 expressed in adult ECs was shown to bind the caveolin-1 (Cav-1) scaffold domain (CSD) via the CSD binding motif (CSDBM) on EphB1. We demonstrated that activation of EphB1 by the native ligand Ephrin B1 uncoupled EphB1 from Cav-1, and licensed Src-dependent Y-14 Cav-1 phosphorylation. Deletion of CSDBM on EphB1 prevented EphB1/Cav-1 interaction and the activation of Src and Src mediated Y-14 Cav-1 phosphorylation. These studies identify the central role of endothelium expressed EphB1 in regulating caveolae biogenesis and caveolae-mediated endocytosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Apr 26 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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