The glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored receptor CD14 plays a major role in the inflammatory response of monocytes to lipopolysaccharide. Here, we describe that ceramide, a constituent of atherogenic lipoproteins, binds to CD14 and induces clustering of CD14 to co-receptors in rafts. In resting cells, CD14 was associated with CD55, the Fcγ-receptors CD32 and CD64 and the pentaspan CD47. Ceramide further recruited the complement receptor 3 (CD11b/CD18) and CD36 into proximity of CD14. Lipopolysaccharide, in addition, induced co-clustering with Toll-like receptor 4, Fcγ-RIIIa (CD16a) and the tetraspanin CD81 while CD47 was dissociated. The different receptor complexes may be linked to ligand-specific cellular responses initiated by CD14.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||European Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - 2001|
- Receptor complexes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy