Two-Chains Tissue Plasminogen Activator Unifies Met and NMDA Receptor Signalling to Control Neuronal Survival.

Le 01 Jan 2022

Auteur : Hedou E, Douceau S, Chevilley A, Varangot A, Thiebaut AM, Triniac H, Bardou I, Ali C, Maillasson M, Crepaldi T, Comoglio P, Lemarchand E, Agin V, Roussel BD, Vivien D

Année : 2021

Journal : Int J Mol Sci 1422-0067

PubMed Id : 34948279

Tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) plays roles in the development and the plasticity of the nervous system. Here, we demonstrate in neurons, that by opposition to the single chain form (sc-tPA), the two-chains form of tPA (tc-tPA) activates the MET receptor, leading to the recruitment of N-Methyl-d-Aspartate receptors (NMDARs) and to the endocytosis and proteasome-dependent degradation of NMDARs containing the GluN2B subunit. Accordingly, tc-tPA down-regulated GluN2B-NMDAR-driven signalling, a process prevented by blockers of HGFR/MET and mimicked by its agonists, leading to a modulation of neuronal death. Thus, our present study unmasks a new mechanism of action of tPA, with its two-chains form mediating a crosstalk between MET and the GluN2B subunit of NMDARs to control neuronal survival.