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Dectin-2 is a primary receptor for NLRP3 inflammasome activation in dendritic cell response to <i>Histoplasma capsulatum</i>

Wen-Yu Chen, Juin-Hua Huang, Jenny P.-Y. Ting, Yu-Hsiang Lee, Mihai G. Netea, Betty A. Wu-Hsieh, Hsiu-Chao Lin, Li-Chung Hsu, Tzu-Hsuan Chang

by Tzu-Hsuan Chang, Juin-Hua Huang, Hsiu-Chao Lin, Wen-Yu Chen, Yu-Hsiang Lee, Li-Chung Hsu, Mihai G. Netea, Jenny P.-Y. Ting, Betty A. Wu-Hsieh

Inflammasome is an intracellular protein complex that serves as cytosolic pattern recognition receptor (PRR) to engage with pathogens and to process cytokines of the interleukin-1 (IL-1) family into bioactive molecules. It has been established that interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is important to host defense against Histoplasma capsulatum infection. However, the detailed mechanism of how H. capsulatum induces inflammasome activation leading to IL-1β production has not been studied. Here, we showed in dendritic cells (DCs) that H. capsulatum triggers caspase-1 activation and IL-1β production through NLRP3 inflammasome. By reciprocal blocking of Dectin-1 or Dectin-2 in single receptor-deficient DCs and cells from Clec4n-/-, Clec7a-/-, and Clec7a-/-Clec4n-/- mice, we discovered that while Dectin-2 operates as a primary receptor, Dectin-1 serves as a secondary one for NLRP3 inflammasome. In addition, both receptors trigger Syk-JNK signal pathway to activate signal 1 (pro-IL-1β synthesis) and signal 2 (activation of caspase-1). Results of pulmonary infection with H. capsulatum showed that CD103+ DCs are one of the major producers of IL-1β and Dectin-2 and Dectin-1 double deficiency abolishes their IL-1β response to the fungus. While K+ efflux and cathepsin B (but not ROS) function as signal 2, viable but not heat-killed H. capsulatum triggers profound lysosomal rupture leading to cathepsin B release. Interestingly, cathepsin B release is regulated by ERK/JNK downstream of Dectin-2 and Dectin-1. Our study demonstrates for the first time the unique roles of Dectin-2 and Dectin-1 in triggering Syk-JNK to activate signal 1 and 2 for H. capsulatum-induced NLRP3 inflammasome activation.

Publisher URL: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article

DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006485

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