Dec 25, 2019

Effect of cysteine peptidase inhibitor of Eudiplozoon nipponicum (Monogenea) on cytokine expression of macrophages in vitro

Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
Jana IlgováMartin Kašný


The gills of the common carp, whose mucosal surface belongs to the key defence mechanisms of piscine immunity, can be infested with both the larval and adult stage of Eudiplozoon nipponicum (Monogenea). Although on their own, monogeneans do not considerably compromise their hosts' health status, fish with epithelial barriers damaged in parasite feeding and attachment sites are at an increased risk of bacterial challenge with possible harmful consequences. Several studies suggest that helminth parasites of teleost fish evade and manipulate host immune system via their excretory-secretory products, but our knowledge of these processes in the monogeneans is limited. Cysteine peptidase inhibitors (CPI), which are found in the secretions of numerous parasites, often induce immunosuppression by subverting Th1 mechanisms and drawing the immune system towards a Th2/Treg response. We employed the qPCR to test the effect of recently characterised CPI of E. nipponicum (rEnStef) on the mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α and anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 produced by porcine macrophages in vitro. After an initial preincubation with rEnStef, we stimulated the macrophages using LPS. By inducing a Th1 pro-inflammatory respons...Continue Reading

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