Innate immune activation of swine gastrointestinal epithelial cells and tissues in response to microbial exposure

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dc.contributor.author Skjolaas, Kristine A.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-08T17:13:35Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-08T17:13:35Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05-08T17:13:35Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/155
dc.description.abstract The three experiments described below offer support of immune function by the swine gastrointestinal epithelium. Experiment one evaluated mediators that regulate the movement of macrophages (macrophage migration inhibitory factor; MIF), neutrophils (interleukin 8; IL8), dendritic cells (CC chemokine ligand 20; CCL20) and epithelial remodeling (osteopontin; OPN) in pigs challenged with Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (ST) or Choleraesuis (SC). The proximal ileum had greater IL8 expression than the distal ileum (P < 0.05), and ST increased CCL20 (P < 0.05). In vitro, MIF, IL8, CCL20 and OPN mRNA expression induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), ST or SC using pig jejunal epithelial cells (IPEC-J2) resulted in increased IL8 secretion, and increased IL8 and CCL20 mRNA by ST and SC (P < 0.05). Experiment two evaluated how Lactobacillus reuteri (LR) and Bacillus licheniformis (BL) differed from ST or SC in their ability to regulate, stimulate, or modify IL8, CCL20, and tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) in IPEC-J2 cells. ST stimulated an increase in IL8 secretion, with increases in IL8 mRNA (P < 0.05). BL increased IL8 mRNA (P < 0.0001). CCL20 mRNA was upregulated by ST (P < 0.05) and BL (P < 0.05). Only ST increased TNFα mRNA (P < 0.05). Another objective evaluated whether pre-exposure of IPEC-J2 cells to LR or BL modified ST induced IL8 secretion. IL8 secretion was increased by ST (P < 0.0001), and reduced by LR (P < 0.05). Only the BL/ST co-treated wells blunted basolateral IL8 secretion (P < 0.0001). Experiment three characterized the swine CCL20 mRNA sequence and evaluated tissue expression. Cloning of CCL20 from the porcine jejunum predicted a 97 amino acid peptide. All healthy tissues expressed CCL20 mRNA. In animals challenged with Salmonella spp., SC increased spleen and liver CCL20 expression. The data demonstrate that invasive bacterial pathogens in the pig gastrointestinal tract trigger upregulation of selected proinflammatory mediators; Salmonella spp. elicited differing patterns of activation in vitro and in vivo; IPEC-J2 cells increased IL-8 secretion in response to ST and BL, but not LR, while ST stimulated secretion was inhibited basolaterally by BL pre-exposure; and numerous porcine tissues are prominent sources CCL20. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Chemokines en
dc.subject Mucosal immunology en
dc.subject Cytokines en
dc.subject Swine en
dc.subject Salmonella enterica en
dc.title Innate immune activation of swine gastrointestinal epithelial cells and tissues in response to microbial exposure en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en
dc.description.level Doctoral en
dc.description.department Department of Animal Sciences and Industry en
dc.description.advisor J. Ernest Minton en
dc.subject.umi Agriculture, Animal Culture and Nutrition (0475) en
dc.subject.umi Agriculture, Animal Pathology (0476) en
dc.subject.umi Biology, Animal Physiology (0433) en
dc.date.published 2006 en
dc.date.graduationmonth May en


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