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Chinese Journal of Epidemiology ; (12): 560-565, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-935427


Objective: To explore the effect and mechanism of activation of peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) Toll-like receptor (TLR3) signaling pathway in recombinant HBsAg (rHBsAg) immune response. Methods: White blood cells were collected from peripheral blood of 13 healthy donors in the preparation of blood products. PBMC was isolated and treated with Poly I:C (Poly I:C group) and PBS (control group) respectively. 48 h later, some cells were collected and the expressions of TLR3 signaling pathway proteins were detected by flow cytometry. After activating (Poly I:C group)/inactivating (control group) TLR3 signaling pathway, rHBsAg was given to both groups for 72 h, and the proportions of DC, T, B cells and their subsets in PBMC were detected by flow cytometry. Paired t-test, paired samples wilcoxon signed-rank test and canonical correlation analyses were used for statistical analysis. Results: The percentage of TLR3 protein-positive cells (19.21%) and protein expression (8 983.95), NF-κB protein expression (26 193.13), the percentage of pNF-κB protein-positive cells (13.73%) and its proportion in NF-κB (16.03%), and the percentage of pIRF3 protein-positive cells (12.64%) and its proportion in IRF3 (21.80%) in Poly I:C group were higher than those in control group (11.54%, 8 086.00, 22 340.66, 8.72%, 9.71%, 9.57%, 19.12%) (P<0.05), and the percentage of TRIF protein-positive cells (89.75%) and protein expression (304 219.54) were higher in Poly I:C group than in the control group (89.64%, 288 149.72) (P>0.05). After PBMC stimulation by rHBsAg, the proportions of mDC (2.90%), pDC (1.80%), B cell (5.31%) and plasma cell (67.71%) in Poly I:C group were significantly higher than those in the control group (1.83%, 0.81%, 4.23%, 58.82%) (P<0.05). Results of canonical correlation analysis showed that the expression of TLR3 protein was positively correlated with the proportions of plasma cells, the expression of pIRF3 protein was positively correlated with the proportions of plasma cells and mDC, and the percentage of pNF-κB protein-positive cells and the percentage of pIRF3 protein-positive cells were positively correlated with the proportion of CD4+T cells. Conclusions: Poly I:C can activate TLR3/TRIF/NF-κB and TLR3/TRIF/IRF3 signaling pathway, promote the function of downstream signaling molecules, and then promote the maturation of DC, induce the immune responses of CD4+T cell, and promote the maturation and activation of B cells and the immune response of rHBsAg.

Humans , Adaptor Proteins, Vesicular Transport/pharmacology , Hepatitis B Surface Antigens , Immunity , Leukocytes, Mononuclear/metabolism , NF-kappa B , Poly I-C/pharmacology , Signal Transduction , Toll-Like Receptor 3/metabolism , Toll-Like Receptors
Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 43-50, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-742506


PURPOSE: Tripartite-motif-containing protein 56 (TRIM56) has been found to exhibit a broad antiviral activity, depending upon E3 ligase activity. Here, we attempted to evaluate the function of TRIM56 in multiple myeloma (MM) and its underlying molecular basis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TRIM56 expression at the mRNA and protein level was measured by qRT PCR and western blot analysis. 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) and flow cytometry analysis was performed to investigate the effect of TRIM56 on MM cell proliferation and apoptosis. The concentrations of interferon (IFN)-β, interleukin (IL)-6, and tumor necrosis factor-α in MM cell culture supernatants were detected with respective commercial ELISA kits. Western blot was employed to determine the effect of TRIM56 on toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3)/toll-IL-1 receptor (TIR) domain-containing adaptor inducing IFN-β (TRIF) signaling pathway. RESULTS: TRIM56 expression was prominently decreased in MM cells. Poly (dA:dT)-induced TRIM56 overexpression in U266 cells suppressed proliferation, induced apoptosis, and enhanced inflammatory cytokine production, while TRIM56 knockdown improved growth, diminished apoptosis, and inhibited inflammatory cytokine secretion in RPMI8226 cells. Moreover, TRIM56 knockdown blocked TLR3 signaling pathway. Furthermore, poly (I:C), a TLR3 agonist, markedly abolished TRIM56 depletion-induced increase of proliferation, decrease of apoptosis, and reduction of inflammatory factor in MM cells. CONCLUSION: TRIM56 may act as a tumor suppressor in MM through activation of TLR3/TRIF signaling pathway, contributing to a better understanding of the molecular mechanism of TRIM56 involvement in MM pathogenesis and providing a promising therapy strategy for patients with MM.

Humans , Adaptor Proteins, Vesicular Transport/metabolism , Apoptosis/drug effects , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation/drug effects , Cytokines/metabolism , Disease Progression , Down-Regulation/drug effects , Gene Knockdown Techniques , Multiple Myeloma/metabolism , Multiple Myeloma/pathology , Poly I-C/pharmacology , Signal Transduction/drug effects , Toll-Like Receptor 3/metabolism , Tripartite Motif Proteins/deficiency , Tripartite Motif Proteins/metabolism , Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases/deficiency , Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases/metabolism
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-135752


Background & objectives: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) induces an immune response of the host, manifested by the formation of anti-HCV antibodies mediated by adaptive and innate immunity. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a pivotal role in innate immunity system. This study was aimed to investigate the promoter region polymorphism and expression of TLR3 gene in patients with chronic HCV infection. Methods: Patients with chronic HCV infection (N=180) and an equal number of age-sex matched controls were included in the study. Patients positive for HCV-RNA were subjected to analysis of TLR3 polymorphism by direct sequencing of PCR products verified by comparing with the sequences reported in the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database (accession number: NT 022792). Expression of TLR3 gene was analyzed by semiquantitative RT-PCR using housekeeping β-actin gene as the internal control. Results: Polymorphisms at position -288G/A and -705A/G were identified. The results were significant in -705 allele (P=0.004) OR 2.79(1.46-5.42) and were associated with high risk of HCV infection. In silico sequence analysis showed the presence of ectropic viral integration site 1 encoded factor, in which G at -705 results in the loss of this site. The -7C/A polymorphism was not seen in our study cohort. The expression of TLR3 was upregulated in chronic HCV patients compared to healthy controls. Interpretation & conclusions: Polymorphism in the -705A/G allele at the promoter region of the TLR3 gene may predispose individual to HCV infection. However association of TLR3 expression with polymorphism of TLR3 promoter was not found.

Adult , Cohort Studies , Female , Hepacivirus/immunology , Hepacivirus/pathogenicity , Hepatitis C, Chronic/genetics , Hepatitis C, Chronic/genetics , Humans , India , Male , Middle Aged , Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide/genetics , Promoter Regions, Genetic/genetics , Retrospective Studies , Toll-Like Receptor 3/genetics , Toll-Like Receptor 3/metabolism