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Annals of Dermatology ; : 322-330, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-715492


BACKGROUND: Empirical evidences for efficacy of hot spring (HS) water in inflammatory skin disorders have not been substantiated with sufficient, immunological “hard evidence”. Mageumsan HS water, characterized by its weakly-alkaline properties and low total dissolved solids content, has been known to alleviate various immune-inflammatory skin diseases, including atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVE: The trial attempted to quantitatively analyze in vitro expression levels of chemical mediators in cutaneous inflammation from HaCaT cell line treated with Mageumsan HS, and suggest the likely mode of action through which it exerts the apparent anti-inflammatory effects in AD. METHODS: Using membrane-based human antibody array kit, customized to include 30 different, keratinocyte-derived mediator proteins, their expression levels (including interleukin [IL]-1, IL-6, IL-8, thymic stromal lymphopoietin, thymus and activation-regulated chemokine, and granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor) were assessed in vitro. Selected key proteins were further quantified with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS: There was a clear pattern of overall suppression of the mediators, especially those noted for their pro-inflammatory role in AD (monocyte chemoattractant protein [MCP]-1, regulated on activation, normal T cell expressed and secreted, cutaneous T-cell-attracting chemokine, Eotaxin, and macrophage inflammatory protein-1α, etc.). Also, reduced expression of involucrin and cytokeratin 1 was also reduced in the HS-treated group. CONCLUSION: The present study has shown that Mageumsan HS water may exert its effects on inflammatory skin disorders through regulation of proinflammatory cytokines. These evidences are to be supported with further future investigations to elucidate immunological mechanism behind these beneficial effects of HS water in the chronically inflamed skin of AD.

Cell Line , Chemokine CCL17 , Chemokine CCL27 , Cytokines , Dermatitis, Atopic , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Granulocytes , Hot Springs , Humans , In Vitro Techniques , Inflammation , Interleukin-6 , Interleukin-8 , Interleukins , Keratins , Macrophages , Protein Array Analysis , Skin , Skin Diseases , Water
Protein & Cell ; (12): 571-580, 2012.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-757257


Epithelial tissues covering the external and internal surface of a body are constantly under physical, chemical or biological assaults. To protect the epithelial tissues and maintain their homeostasis, multiple layers of immune defense mechanisms are required. Besides the epithelial tissue-resident immune cells that provide the first line of defense, circulating immune cells are also recruited into the local tissues in response to challenges. Chemokines and chemokine receptors regulate tissue-specific migration, maintenance and functions of immune cells. Among them, chemokine receptor CCR10 and its ligands chemokines CCL27 and CCL28 are uniquely involved in the epithelial immunity. CCL27 is expressed predominantly in the skin by keratinocytes while CCL28 is expressed by epithelial cells of various mucosal tissues. CCR10 is expressed by various subsets of innate-like T cells that are programmed to localize to the skin during their developmental processes in the thymus. Circulating T cells might be imprinted by skin-associated antigen- presenting cells to express CCR10 for their recruitment to the skin during the local immune response. On the other hand, IgA antibody-producing B cells generated in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues express CCR10 for their migration and maintenance at mucosal sites. Increasing evidence also found that CCR10/ligands are involved in regulation of other immune cells in epithelial immunity and are frequently exploited by epithelium-localizing or -originated cancer cells for their survival, proliferation and evasion from immune surveillance. Herein, we review current knowledge on roles of CCR10/ligands in regulation of epithelial immunity and diseases and speculate on related important questions worth further investigation.

B-Lymphocytes , Cell Biology , Allergy and Immunology , Cell Lineage , Cell Movement , Genetics , Allergy and Immunology , Chemokine CCL27 , Genetics , Allergy and Immunology , Chemokines, CC , Genetics , Allergy and Immunology , Epithelial Cells , Cell Biology , Allergy and Immunology , Epithelium , Allergy and Immunology , Gene Expression Regulation , Allergy and Immunology , Humans , Immunity, Mucosal , Immunoglobulin A , Allergy and Immunology , Mucous Membrane , Cell Biology , Allergy and Immunology , Receptors, CCR10 , Genetics , Allergy and Immunology , Signal Transduction , Genetics , Allergy and Immunology , T-Lymphocytes , Cell Biology , Allergy and Immunology