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Effects of interleukin 27 and its receptor on TGFβinduced murine pulmonary fibroblast proliferation and transformation / 南方医科大学学报
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-333613
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ABSTRACT
<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To investigate the effects of interleukin-27 (IL-27) and its receptor (WSX-1) on the proliferation, transformation and collagen synthesis of the mouse lung fibroblasts.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Cultured mouse lung fibroblasts were treated with TGF-β1, recombinant murine IL-27, a IL-27 receptor (IL-27R) overexpression vector IL-27R/pCDNA3.1, IL-27 and IL-27R, or all the 3 combined. MTT assay was used to assess the proliferation of the cells, and RT-PCR and Western blotting were employed to examine the mRNA and protein expressions of a-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and types I and III collagen; immunofluorescence assay was used to test the expression and location of α-SMA.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>TGF-β1 promoted the cell proliferation and obviously enhanced α-SMA expression and types I and III collagen synthesis in the fibroblasts. Both IL-27 and IL-27R significantly inhibited the proliferation of the pulmonary fibroblasts and obviously decreased their α-SMA expression and types I and III collagen synthesis, but when combined,they produced no obvious inhibitory effect on TGF-1-induced proliferation and transformation of pulmonary fibroblasts.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>Both IL-27 and IL-27R alone can suppress the proliferation, transformation, and collagen synthesis of mouse pulmonary fibroblasts, but their combined treatment produces no such inhibitory effect because of the neutralization of exogenous IL-27 by IL-27R to result in the failure of activating the cell signaling pathways.</p>
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Pharmacology / Recombinant Proteins / RNA, Messenger / Signal Transduction / Cells, Cultured / Actins / Interleukins / Receptors, Cytokine / Cell Biology / Collagen Type I Language: Chinese Journal: Journal of Southern Medical University Year: 2015 Type: Article
Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Pharmacology / Recombinant Proteins / RNA, Messenger / Signal Transduction / Cells, Cultured / Actins / Interleukins / Receptors, Cytokine / Cell Biology / Collagen Type I Language: Chinese Journal: Journal of Southern Medical University Year: 2015 Type: Article