Mitochondria and AMP-activated protein kinase-dependent mechanism of efferocytosis

Shaoning Jiang, Dae Won Park, William S. Stigler, Judy Creighton, Saranya Ravi, Victor Darley-Usmar, Jaroslaw W. Zmijewski

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Background: Billions of cells undergo apoptosis in the human body every day, and the removal of dying cells (efferocytosis) is essential for tissue homeostasis. Results: Energy demand during efferocytosis results in AMPK activation followed by enhancement of macrophage chemokinesis and efferocytosis. Conclusion: The AMPK pathway is intimately linked to cellular bioenergetics and efferocytosis. Significance: A novel mechanism of mitochondria and AMPK-dependent stimulation of efferocytosis is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26013-26026
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 6


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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Jiang, S., Park, D. W., Stigler, W. S., Creighton, J., Ravi, S., Darley-Usmar, V., & Zmijewski, J. W. (2013). Mitochondria and AMP-activated protein kinase-dependent mechanism of efferocytosis. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 288(36), 26013-26026.