CENTRO DE REFERENCIA PARA LACTOBACILOS
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Protective effects of lactococci strains delivering either IL-10 protein or cDNA in a TNBS-induced chronic colitis model
DEL CARMEN, S.; MARTIN, R.; SARAIVA, T.; ZURITA-TURK, M.; MIYOSHI, A.; AZEVEDO, V.; DE MORENO DE LEBLANC, A.; LANGELLA, P.; BERMUDEZ-HUMARAN, L.; LEBLANC, J.G.
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY
LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
Lugar: Philadelphia; Año: 2014 vol. 48 p. 12 - 12
Background: Oral treatment with Lactococcus (L.) lactis strains secreting the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 has previously shown success as a therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Goals: Our aim was to compare the protective effects of IL-10, delivered by recombinant lactoccoci using two novel expression systems, in a murine colitis model mimicking the relapsing nature of IBD. The first system is based on a Stress-Inducible Controlled Expression (SICE) system for the production and delivery of heterologous proteins at mucosal surfaces and the second allows the delivery to the host cells of an il-10 cDNA cassette, harbored in a eukaryotic DNA expression vector (pValac). Study: Colitis was induced in female BALB/c mice by intrarectal injection of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulphonic acid (TNBS). Mice that recovered received one of the bacteria treatments or saline solution orally during 14 days. Colitis was reactivated 25 days after the first TNBS injection with a second TNBS challenge. Three days after colitis reactivation, cytokine profiles and inflammation in colon samples were evaluated. Results: Animals (N=9) receiving L. lactis strains secreting IL-10 using SICE system or delivering pValac:il-10 plasmid showed lower weight loss (p