S-Space Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology (융합과학기술대학원) Dept. of Molecular and Biopharmaceutical Sciences (분자의학 및 바이오제약학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_분자의학 및 바이오제약학과)
Role of heme oxygenase-1 in potentiation of phagocytic activity of macrophages by taurine chloramine: Implications for the resolution of zymosan A-induced murine peritonitis
- Kim, Wonki; Kim, Seung Hyeon; Jang, Jeong-Hoon; Kim, Chaekyun; Kim, Kyeojin; Suh, Young-Ger; Joe, Yeonsoo; Chung, Hun Taeg; Cha, Young-Nam; Surh, Young-Joon
- Issue Date
- Cellular Immunology, Vol.327, pp.36-46
- Heme oxygenase-1; Peritonitis; Resolution of inflammation; Taurine; Taurine chloramine; Zymosan A
- Phagocytosis of pathogens by macrophages is crucial for the successful resolution of inflammation induced by microbial infection. Taurine chloramine (TauCl), an endogenous anti-inflammatory and antioxidative substance, is produced by reaction between taurine and hypochlorous acid by myeloperoxidase activity in neutrophils under inflammatory conditions. In the present study, we investigated the effect of TauCl on resolution of acute inflammation caused by fungal infection using a zymosan A-induced murine peritonitis model. TauCl administration reduced the number of the total peritoneal leukocytes, while it increased the number of peritoneal monocytes. Furthermore, TauCl promoted clearance of pathogens remaining in the inflammatory environment by macrophages. When the macrophages isolated from thioglycollate-treated mice were treated with TauCl, their phagocytic capability was enhanced. In the murine macrophage-like RAW264.7 cells treated with TauCl, the proportion of macrophages clearing the zymosan A particles was also increased. TauCl administration resulted in elevated expression of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in the peritoneal macrophages. Pharmacologic inhibition of HO-1 activity or knockdown of HO-1 in the murine macrophage RAW264.7 cells abolished the TauCl-induced phagocytosis, whereas the overexpression of HO-1 augmented the phagocytic ability of macrophages. Moreover, peritoneal macrophages isolated from HO-1 null mice failed to mediate TauCl-induced phagocytosis. Our results suggest that TauCl potentiates phagocytic activity of macrophages through upregulation of HO-1 expression.
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