- 1 Extracellular Matrix 2
- 2 Introduction
- 3 Objectives
- 4 History
- 5 ECM Function
- 6 ECM Structure
- 7 Cell Adhesion to ECM
- 8 Fibronectin
- 9 Laminin
- 10 Basement membrane
- 11 Basal Lamina Experiment
- 12 ECM Reorganisation
- 13 ECM Scaffold - Tissue Engineering
- 14 References
- 15 Images
- 16 2009 Course Content
Extracellular Matrix 2
This second lecture on ECM will cover the glycoprotein components of ECM and specialized epithelial ECM. Finally I will discuss some key experiments exploring the role and function of the ECM of epitheilia (basement membrane) and connective tissues. With the epithelial ECM the term "basement membrane" is used with light microscopy and "basal lamina" is used with electron microscopy.
Dr Mark Hill (2009)
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- Understanding of the localisation and origin of extracellular matrix
- Understanding of the 3 major components
- fibers, proteoglycans (matrix), adhesive glycoproteins
- Broad understanding of structure and function
- basement membrane
- Broad understanding of some key extracellular matrix experiments
Below are some example historical research finding related to cell junctions from the JCB Archive.
1978 Basal lamina instructs innervation Joshua Sanes and Jack McMahan show that regenerating nerve axons take their cues for new synapse formation from the extracellular matrix (ECM) of muscle cells and not from the muscle cells themselves.
- Support for cells
- Pattern of ECM regulates
- cell division
- growth factors
ECM stable and able to be reorganised?
- Collagen- main fibers
- Hydrated Matrix
- high carbohydrate
Cell Adhesion to ECM
- Direct linkage to collagen or proteoglycan
- insertion of fibers into membrane
- covalent attachment to membrane lipid
- Linking glycoproteins
- dimer connected at C-terminal
- Mr 550 kDa
- nearly identical subunits composed of types I (F1), II (F2), and III (F3) fibronectin modules
- S-S linkages
- rigid and flexible domains
- fibronectin fibrils have elastic properties and can stretch fibrils up to four-fold their relaxed length.
- fibrillogenesis - transformation from the compact (soluble) form to the extended fibrillar (insoluble) form of fibronectin, requires application of mechanical forces generated by cells.
- cell binding segment RGDS
- binds integrin receptor in membrane
- then mechanically couples to the actin cytoskeleton
- domains bind
- heparin sulphate
- hyaluronic acid
- soluble protein in blood plasma (200–250 kDa monomer)
- blood clotting process, link to fibrin
- insoluble protein in extracellular matrix (ECM)
- ECM fibronectin differs from plasma fibronectin by the presence of additional polypeptide segments and in altering morphology of transformed cells and hemagglutination.
- blocking fibronectin with antibody
- prevents neural crest migration
- extension of axons and dendrites
Fetal fibronectin (fFN)
- produced by fetal cells and found acting as an adhesive at the interface of the chorion and the decidua ( fetal membrane and uterine lining).
- diagnostic for preterm birth.
- cross-shaped glycoprotein
- 3 polypeptides a, b1, b2
- carbohydrate (13% by weight)
- Mr 900K
- separate binding domains
- collagen IV
- heparin sulphate
- cell binding
- cell specific binding - liver, nerve
- cell surface receptor
- cell adhesion
- migration pathways
- stimulates growth of axons
- development and regeneration
- basal laminae
- most abundant linking glycoprotein
Integrin- Structure Integrin Function cell membrane receptor for ECM linkers binds RGDS motif 2 subunits alpha (α) and beta (β) transmembrane linked to cell cytoskeleton actin microfilaments via talin and vinculin focal contacts For Review see Integrin signaling revisited. Schwartz MA.Trends Cell Biol 2001 Dec;11(12):466-70
Integrin and Laminin - Several integrin heterodimers act as laminin receptors on a variety of cell types alpha 1 beta 1 alpha 2 beta 1 alpha 3 beta 1 alpha 6 beta 1 alpha 7 beta 1 alpha 6 beta 4 Microsc Res Tech 2000 Nov 1;51(3):280-301
Integrin and Laminin
- Roles of laminin-binding integrins in adhesion-mediated events in vertebrates
- embryonic development, cell migration and tumor cell invasiveness, cell proliferation, differentiation and basement membrane assembly
- essential role for receptors in maintaining cell polarity and tissue architecture
- Text from: Microsc Res Tech 2000 Nov 1;51(3):280-301
The epithelial ECM the term "basement membrane" is used with light microscopic observation and "basal lamina" is used with electron microscopy.
The basement membrane is composed of two sublayers.
- (about 40–120 nm thick) consists of fine protein filaments embedded in an amorphous matrix.
- Membrane proteins of the epithelial cells are anchored in the basal lamina, which is also produced by the epithelial cells.
- major component of the basal lamina are two glycoproteins - laminin and (usually type IV) collagen
- consists of reticular fibres embedded in ground substance.
- fibres of the reticular lamina connect the basal lamina with the underlying conective tissue.
- components of the reticular lamina are synthesised by cells of the connective tissue underlying the epithelium.
Basal Lamina Experiment
- Basal lamina directs acetylcholinesterase (AChE) accumulation at synaptic sites in regenerating muscle
- skeletal muscle damaged such that basal lamina sheaths of the muscle fibers spared
- new myofibers develop within sheaths and neuromuscular junctions form at original synaptic sites
- regenerated neuromuscular junctions have junctional folds and accumulations of acetylcholine receptors and AChE
Anglister L, McMahan UJ J Cell Biol 1985 Sep;101(3):735-43
- Activate members of Rho-family of small GTPases
- Conversely, Rho- and Ras-family proteins can influence the ability of integrins to bind their ligands
- control of cell motility, and therefore on invasive and metastatic behavior
- Integrin binding ECM has effects on cell survival, particularly for cells of epithelial origin
- specific integrins have selective effects on efficiency of signal transduction in cell survival pathways
Text modified from: New aspects of integrin signaling in cancer. Semin Cancer Biol 2000 Dec;10(6):407-14
Reorganisation can occur through proteolytic degradation changes to ECM proteins (collagen, laminin, and fibronectin). Their activity can be regulated locally by inhibitors.
The proteases form 2 main classes:
Matrix Metalloproteases (MMPs)
- dependent upon bound Ca2+ or Zn2+ for activity.
- family of enzymes
- MMP-2 (Gelatinase A, 72 kDa type IV collagenase) is the most widely distributed
- collagenases can specifically cleave proteins at a small number of sites.
- inhibited by tissue inhibitors of metalloproteases (TIMPs).
- MMP-2 appears to be associated with early breast carcinoma and cervical neoplasia
- have a highly reactive serine in their active site.
- inhibited by serpins.
ECM Scaffold - Tissue Engineering
- “Decellularized tissues and organs have been successfully used in a variety of tissue engineering/regenerative medicine applications, …Each of these treatments affect the biochemical composition, tissue ultrastructure, and mechanical behavior of the remaining extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold, which in turn, affect the host response to the material.”
Reference: Decellularization of tissues and organs. Biomaterials. 2006 Jul;27(19):3675-83. Epub 2006 Mar 7.
Essential Cell Biology
- Essential Cell Biology Chapter 19 p594-604
Molecular Biology of the Cell
Alberts, Bruce; Johnson, Alexander; Lewis, Julian; Raff, Martin; Roberts, Keith; Walter, Peter New York and London: Garland Science; c2002
- Molecular Biology of the Cell 4th ed. - V. Cells in Their Social Context Chapter 19. Cell Junctions, Cell Adhesion, and the Extracellular Matrix
- The Extracellular Matrix of Animals
- Figure 19-53. The structure of a fibronectin dimer
- Figure 19-54. Coalignment of extracellular fibronectin fibrils and intracellular actin filament bundles
- Figure 19-57. The structure of laminin
- Figure 19-58. A model of the molecular structure of a basal lamina
- Figure 19-60. Regeneration experiments demonstrating the special character of the junctional basal lamina at a neuromuscular junction
Molecular Cell Biology
Lodish, Harvey; Berk, Arnold; Zipursky, S. Lawrence; Matsudaira, Paul; Baltimore, David; Darnell, James E. New York: W. H. Freeman & Co.; c1999
- Molecular Cell Biology - Chapter 22. Integrating Cells into Tissues
- Cell-Matrix Adhesion
- Figure 22-22. Structure of fibronectin chains
The Cell- A Molecular Approach
Cooper, Geoffrey M. Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates, Inc.; c2000
- The Cell- A Molecular Approach
- The Cell - A Molecular Approach - III. Cell Structure and Function Chapter 12. The Cell Surface
- The Extracellular Matrix
Essentials of Glycobiology, 2nd ed.
Varki, A.; Cummings, R.D.; Esko, J.D.; Freeze, H.H.; Stanley, P.; Bertozzi, C.R.; Hart, G.W.; Etzler, M.E., editors Plainview (NY): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 2008
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- Hay ED. The extracellular matrix in development and regeneration. An interview with Elizabeth D. Hay. Int J Dev Biol. 2004;48(8-9):687-94. No abstract available. PMID: 15558460
- Hay ED. Extracellular matrix. J Cell Biol. 1981 Dec;91(3 Pt 2):205s-223s. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 6172429
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2009 Course Content
Cell Biology Introduction | Cells Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes | Cell Membranes and Compartments | Cell Nucleus | Cell Export - Exocytosis | Cell Import - Endocytosis | Cell Mitochondria | Cell Junctions | Cytoskeleton Introduction | Cytoskeleton 1 Intermediate Filaments | Cytoskeleton 2 Microtubules | Cytoskeleton 3 Microfilaments | Extracellular Matrix 1 | Extracellular Matrix 2 | Cell Cycle | Cell Division | Cell Death 1 | Cell Death 2 | Signal 1 | Signal 2 | Stem Cells | Stem Cells | Development | Revision
Introduction to Lab | Microscopy Methods | Preparation/Fixation | Immunochemistry | Cell Knockout Methods | Cytoskeleton Exercise | Confocal Microscopy | Tissue Culture 1 | Tissue Culture 2 | Microarray Lab visit
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