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Expression of Protease-Activated Receptor-2 in SZ95 Sebocytes and its Role in Sebaceous Lipogenesis, Inflammation, and Innate Immunity

Authors
 이상은 ; 이승헌 
Citation
 Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Vol.135(9) : 2219~2227, 2015 
Journal Title
 Journal of Investigative Dermatology 
ISSN
 0022-202X 
Issue Date
2015
Abstract
Protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) functions as innate biosensor for proteases and regulates numerous functions of the skin. However, the expression and physiological role of PAR-2 in sebocytes remain to be elucidated. Here, we identified PAR-2 expression in SZ95 sebocytes at both mRNA and protein levels. Intracellular Ca(2+) mobilization by PAR-2 agonist peptide (PAR-2 AP) or Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) culture supernatant was detected, indicating that P. acnes is a potent activator of PAR-2 on sebocytes. The small interfering RNA (siRNA)-mediated PAR-2 knockdown in sebocytes resulted in defective differentiation and lipogenesis. PAR-2 AP treatment enhanced lipogenesis and sterol response element-binding protein-1 (SREBP-1) expression, suggesting a role of PAR-2 in the differentiation and lipogenesis of sebocytes. Moreover, PAR-2 AP induced cytokines and human β-defensin-2 (hBD-2) transcription in sebocytes. PAR-2 expression was increased in sebaceous glands of acne lesions. PAR-2 silencing by siRNA abrogated the increase in sebaceous lipogenesis and SREBP-1 expression by P. acnes supernatant. PAR-2 knockdown also inhibited the P. acnes supernatant-induced expression of cytokines and hBD-2. In conclusion, PAR-2 is expressed in SZ95 sebocytes and mediates differentiation, lipogenesis, inflammation, and innate immunity in response to P. acnes. Therefore, PAR-2 might be a therapeutic target for sebaceous gland disorders such as acne.
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http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/141148
DOI
10.1038/jid.2015.151
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