Dec 12, 2018

Lack of the pH-sensing Receptor TDAG8 [GPR65] in Macrophages Plays a Detrimental Role in Murine Models of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Irina TcymbarevichCheryl de Vallière


Tissue inflammation in inflammatory bowel diseases [IBD] is associated with local acidification. Genetic variants in the pH-sensing G protein-coupled receptor 65, also known as T cell death-associated gene 8 [TDAG8], have been implicated in IBD and other autoimmune diseases. Since the role of TDAG8 in intestinal inflammation remains unclear, we investigated the function of TDAG8 using murine colitis models. The effects of TDAG8 deficiency were assessed in dextran sodium sulphate [DSS], IL-10-/-, and T cell transfer colitis murine models. RNA sequencing of acidosis-activated TDAG8-/- and wild-type [WT] peritoneal macrophages [MΦs] was performed. mRNA expression of IFN-γ, TNF, IL-6, and iNOS in TDAG8-/- mice increased significantly in colonic lymphoid patches and in colonic tissue in acute and chronic DSS colitis, respectively. In transfer colitis, there was a trend towards increased IFN-γ, iNOS, and IL-6 expression in mice receiving TDAG8-/- T cells. However, absence of TDAG8 did not lead to changes in clinical scores in the models tested. Increased numbers of infiltrating MΦs and neutrophils, but not CD3+ T cells, were observed in DSS-treated TDAG8-/- mice. No differences in infiltrating CD3+ T cells were observed between mice ...Continue Reading

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Biological Markers
Immune Response
Activation-induced Cell Death of T Cells
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
Sequence Determinations, RNA
G-Protein-Coupled Receptors

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