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CD18 Regulates Monocyte Hematopoiesis and Promotes Resistance to Experimental Schistosomiasis

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Souza, Camila O. S. [1] ; Espindola, Milena S. [1, 2] ; Fontanari, Caroline [1] ; Prado, Morgana K. B. [1] ; Frantz, Fabiani G. [1] ; Rodrigues, Vanderlei [3] ; Gardinassi, Luiz G. [1] ; Faccioli, Lucia H. [1]
Número total de Autores: 8
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Anal Clin Toxicol & Bromatol, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Cedars Sinai Med Ctr, Dept Med, Womens Guild Lung Inst, Los Angeles, CA 90048 - USA
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Bioquim & Imunol, Fac Med Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY; v. 9, AUG 31 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 1

Infection with Schistosoma mansoni causes a chronic parasitic disease that progress to severe liver and gastrointestinal damage, and eventually death. During its development into mammalian hosts, immature schistosomula transit through the lung vasculature before they reach the liver to mature into adult worms. A low grade inflammatory reaction is induced during this process. However, molecules that are required for efficient leukocyte accumulation in the lungs of S. mansoni-infected subjects are unknown. In addition, specific leukocyte subsets that mediate pulmonary response during S. mansoni migration through the lung remain to be elucidated. beta(2) integrins are fundamental regulators of leukocyte trans-endothelial migration and function. Therefore, we investigated their role during experimental schistosomiasis. Mice that express low levels of CD18 (the common beta(2) integrin subunit) and wild type C57BL/6 mice were subcutaneously infected with S. mansoni cercariae. Cellular profiles of lungs and livers were evaluated in different time points after infection by flow cytometry. Low levels of CD18 affected the accumulation of patrolling Ly6C(low), intermediate Ly6C(inter) monocytes, monocyte-derived macrophages and monocyte-derived dendritic cells in the lungs 7 days after infection. This correlated with increased TNF-alpha levels. Strikingly, low CD18 expression resulted in monocytopenia both in the peripheral blood and bone marrow during acute infection. After 48 days, S. mansoni worm burdens were higher in the hepatic portal system of CD18(low) mice, which also displayed reduced hepatic accumulation of patrolling Ly6C(low) and intermediate Ly6C(inter), but not inflammatory Ly6C(high) monocytes. Higher parasite burden resulted in increased granulomatous lesions in the liver, increased egg deposition and enhanced mortality. Overall, our data point for a fundamental role of CD18 for monocyte hematopoiesis during infection, which promotes an efficient host response against experimental schistosomiasis. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/07125-6 - Novos aspectos funcionais dos eicosanóides
Beneficiário:Lúcia Helena Faccioli
Modalidade de apoio: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 15/00658-1 - Novos aspectos funcionais dos eicosanóides
Beneficiário:Lúcia Helena Faccioli
Modalidade de apoio: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa Equipamentos Multiusuários