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Modulation of IL-8 Boosted by Mycoplasma pneumoniae lysate in Human Airway Epithelial Cells

 Kyung Eun Lee  ;  Kyung Won Kim  ;  Jung Yeon Hong  ;  Kyu Earn Kim  ;  Myung Hyun Sohn 
 Journal of Clinical Immunology, Vol.33(6) : 1117-1125, 2013 
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 Journal of Clinical Immunology 
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Mycoplasma pneumoniae, a major cause of community-acquired pneumonia, has been recognized as a trigger for asthma inception and exacerbation. The epithelial cells on the respiratory tract parasitized by M. pneumoniae exhibit a number of cytopathic effects as a result of local inflammation and stimulated host immune response. We investigated the interactions of signaling molecules regulating the release of IL-8 by the direct stimulation of M. pneumoniae lysate (MPL) in human airway epithelial cells. In human airway epithelial cells, MPL-induced IL-8 proteins were decreased by monoclonal anti-TLR2 antibody in a dose-dependent fashion, and significantly blocked by siRNA TLR2. The pharmacologic inhibitors of ERK, U0126 and PD98059, effectively reduced IL-8 expression and the active forms of ERK signaling molecules, as detected by anti-phosphorylated p44/42 antibody. The region spanning from -132 to +41 in the IL-8 promoter demonstrated the highest luciferase activity against MPL and the mutations of NF-κB and NF-IL6 entirely diminished the activity. After investigating transfections of the NF-κB and NF-IL6 reporter vectors, NF-IL6 activation was significantly induced by MPL stimulation, which was considerably decreased by U0126 and monoclonal anti-TLR2 antibody. These results indicate that MPL-induced IL-8 increase is transcriptionally regulated by NF-IL6 more than by NF-κB. Additionally, the activation of NF-IL6 is influenced by TLR2 and ERK signaling pathways in airway epithelial cells.
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김경원(Kim, Kyung Won) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4529-6135
김규언(Kim, Kyu Earn)
손명현(Sohn, Myung Hyun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2478-487X
이경은(Lee, Kyung Eun)
홍정연(Hong, Jung Yeon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0406-9956
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