Cyclophilin C-associated protein is up-regulated during wound healing JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY Kong, W., Li, S., Longaker, M. T., Lorenz, H. P. 2007; 210 (1): 153-160


Cyclophilin C-associated protein (CyCAP) is identified from macrophages. It locates in intracellular, membrane bound and extracellular, suggesting it has an important role, however both of its regulation and function have not been elucidated. The expression of CyCAP in skin and during wound healing is also unknown. We demonstrate that CyCAP is expressed in both dermal fibroblasts and keratinocytes. In the dermis, the majority of CyCAP protein is located intracellular in a filamentous protein form while a lesser amount is in the extracellular matrix (ECM). CyCAP gene and protein expression is increased 1 day after skin wound healing in both fetal and adult rats and remains elevated level up to 1 week in adult rats. Immunohistochemistry studies demonstrate that the increased CyCAP expression locates mainly to inflammatory cells, including macrophages, monocytes and lymphocytes during wound healing. Interferon-gamma increases CyCAP gene and protein expression in cultured rat fibroblasts. We also found that wound healing is slower and less collagen is expressed in skin of CyCAP null mice. These data are the first observations of CyCAP expression in skin and during wound repair. Our data indicates that CyCAP is regulated by IFNgamma and may function on immune defense in macrophages, lymphocytes, dermal fibroblasts and keratinocytes during wound healing.

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