Expression of TGF-beta in attenuated Salmonella typhimurium: oral administration leads to the reduction of inflammation, IL-2 and IFN-gamma, but enhancement of IL-10, in carrageenin-induced oedema in mice

Ianaro, A., Xu, D., O'Donnell, C.A. , Di Rosa, M. and Liew, F.Y. (1995) Expression of TGF-beta in attenuated Salmonella typhimurium: oral administration leads to the reduction of inflammation, IL-2 and IFN-gamma, but enhancement of IL-10, in carrageenin-induced oedema in mice. Immunology, 84(1), pp. 8-15. (PMID:7890306)

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Abstract

Mice injected with carrageenin in the footpad developed local inflammation which peaked at 48 hr. This was significantly reduced in mice inoculated orally with an attenuated Salmonella construct expressing transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta). Administration of the Salmonella construct alone had no effect on inflammation. High levels of interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) were secreted by draining lymph node cells from mice injected with carrageenin following stimulation in vitro. Prior inoculation with Salmonella enhanced the production of IL-2 and IFN-gamma from the draining lymph node cells. Administration of the Salmonella-TGF-beta construct significantly inhibited the production of these cytokines. In contrast, IL-10 only was secreted from draining lymph node cells of animals inoculated with the Salmonella-TGF-beta construct. Thus, oral administration of TGF-beta can significantly inhibit local inflammation and alter the cytokine secretion pattern of cells from lymph nodes draining the site of inflammation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Liew, Professor Foo and Xu, Dr Damo and O'Donnell, Professor Catherine
Authors: Ianaro, A., Xu, D., O'Donnell, C.A., Di Rosa, M., and Liew, F.Y.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Immunology
Publisher:Blackwell
ISSN:0019-2805
ISSN (Online):1365-2567

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