S100b-RAGE-mediated augmentation of angiotensin II-induced activation of JAK2 in vascular smooth muscle cells is dependent on PLD2

Sean S. Shaw, Ann Marie Schmidt, Amy K. Banes, Xiaodan Wang, David M. Stern, Mario B. Marrero

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Angiotensin II (Ang II), a vasoactive peptide that is also considered a growth factor, has been implicated in both normal and diabetic cellular proliferation. We recently found that activation of janus kinase 2 (JAK2) is essential for the Ang II-induced proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and that high glucose augments Ang II-induced proliferation of VSMCs by increasing signal transduction through activation of JAK2. Here, we demonstrate that S100B, a ligand for the receptor of advanced glycation end products (RAGEs), augmented both Ang II-induced tyrosine phosphorylation of JAK2 and cell proliferation in VSMCs in a receptor-dependent manner. We also found that S100B-RAGE interaction triggered intracellular generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), VSMC proliferation, and JAK2 tyrosine phosphorylation via activation of phospholipase D (PLD)2. These results provide direct evidence for linkages between PLD2, ROS production, and S100B-RAGE-induced enhancement of Ang II-induced cell proliferation and activation of JAK2 in VSMCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2381-2388
Number of pages8
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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