Effects of corticosteroid on the expression of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine in a murine model of allergic asthma

Masatsugu Kurokawa, Fumio Kokubu, Satoshi Matsukura, Mio Kawaguchi, Koushi Ieki, Shintarou Suzuki, Miho Odaka, Shin Watanabe, Hiroko Takeuchi, Tomoko Akahane, Kazuhito Asano, Michiko Iwase, Ikuo Honma, Mitsuru Adachi

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Background: Thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC; CCL17) is a lymphocyte-directed CC chemokine that specifically attracts T-helper (Th) 2 cells positive for the CC chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4+). Corticosteroids reduce airway inflammation, as reflected by reduced numbers of eosinophils and T cells and reduced expression of cytokines. We investigated TARC production and the inhibitory effects of corticosteroids on TARC expression in a murine model of allergic asthma. Methods: BALB/c mice were sensitized by intraperitoneal injection of ovalbumin (OVA) with alum. Once daily for 1 week, mice received injections of dexamethasone or 0.2 ml saline (control), then 1 h later inhaled aerosolized 1% OVA for 30 min. Mice were killed 24 h after OVA challenge for bronchoalveolar lavage and lung tissue examination. Results: TARC was expressed mainly in the bronchial epithelial cells. Dexamethasone attenuated OVA-induced airway eosinophilia, lymphocyte infiltration, and airway hyperresponsiveness. Dexamethasone also decreased TARC production in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and decreased expression of TARC mRNA and TARC protein in lung tissue. Conclusions: The corticosteroid dexamethasone inhibits TARC production in a murine model of allergic asthma in vivo. The beneficial effect of corticosteroids in bronchial asthma is due in part to their direct inhibitory effects on TARC production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-68
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Volume137
Issue numberSUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 5
Externally publishedYes

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Chemokine CCL17
Dexamethasone
Ovalbumin
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Asthma
CCR4 Receptors
Lymphocytes
CC Chemokines
Lung
Th2 Cells
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
Eosinophilia
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Intraperitoneal Injections
Eosinophils
Epithelial Cells
Cytokines
Inflammation
T-Lymphocytes
Messenger RNA

Keywords

  • CC chemokine receptor 4
  • Corticosteroid
  • Mouse
  • Th2 cell
  • Thymus and activation-regulated chemokine

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  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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Effects of corticosteroid on the expression of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine in a murine model of allergic asthma. / Kurokawa, Masatsugu; Kokubu, Fumio; Matsukura, Satoshi; Kawaguchi, Mio; Ieki, Koushi; Suzuki, Shintarou; Odaka, Miho; Watanabe, Shin; Takeuchi, Hiroko; Akahane, Tomoko; Asano, Kazuhito; Iwase, Michiko; Honma, Ikuo; Adachi, Mitsuru.

In: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, Vol. 137, No. SUPPL., 05.07.2005, p. 60-68.

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Kurokawa, M, Kokubu, F, Matsukura, S, Kawaguchi, M, Ieki, K, Suzuki, S, Odaka, M, Watanabe, S, Takeuchi, H, Akahane, T, Asano, K, Iwase, M, Honma, I & Adachi, M 2005, 'Effects of corticosteroid on the expression of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine in a murine model of allergic asthma', International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, vol. 137, no. SUPPL., pp. 60-68. https://doi.org/10.1159/000085434
Kurokawa, Masatsugu ; Kokubu, Fumio ; Matsukura, Satoshi ; Kawaguchi, Mio ; Ieki, Koushi ; Suzuki, Shintarou ; Odaka, Miho ; Watanabe, Shin ; Takeuchi, Hiroko ; Akahane, Tomoko ; Asano, Kazuhito ; Iwase, Michiko ; Honma, Ikuo ; Adachi, Mitsuru. / Effects of corticosteroid on the expression of thymus and activation-regulated chemokine in a murine model of allergic asthma. In: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology. 2005 ; Vol. 137, No. SUPPL. pp. 60-68.
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