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Svensson, Kristoffer
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Andersson, H., Eklund, D., Ngoh, E., Persson, A., Andersson, B., Svensson, K., . . . Stendahl, O. (2014). Apoptotic neutrophils augment the inflammatory response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in human macrophages. PLoS ONE, 9(7), e101514
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Apoptotic neutrophils augment the inflammatory response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in human macrophages
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2014 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 9, no 7, p. e101514-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Macrophages in the lung are the primary cells being infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) during tuberculosis. Innate immune cells such as macrophages and neutrophils are first recruited to the site of infection, and mount the early immune protection against this intracellular pathogen. Neutrophils are short-lived cells and removal of apoptotic cells by resident macrophages is a key event in the resolution of inflammation and tissue repair. Such anti-inflammatory activity is not compatible with effective immunity to intracellular pathogens. We therefore investigated how uptake of apoptotic neutrophils by Mtb-activated human monocyte-derived macrophages modulates their function. We show that Mtb infection exerts a potent pro-inflammatory activation of human macrophages with enhanced gene activation and release of several cytokines (TNF, IL-1ß, IL-6, IL-18 and IL-10). This response was augmented by apoptotic neutrophils. Macrophages containing both Mtb and apoptotic cells showed a stronger cytokine expression than non-infected cells. The enhanced macrophage response is linked to apoptotic neutrophil-driven activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome and subsequent IL-1β signalling. We also demonstrate that apoptotic neutrophils not only modulate the inflammatory response, but also enhance the capacity of infected macrophages to control intracellular growth of virulent Mtb. Taken together, these results suggest a novel role for apoptotic neutrophils in the modulation of the macrophage-dependent inflammatory response, which can contribute to the early control of Mtb infection.

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PLoS, 2014
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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100888 (URN)10.1371/journal.pone.0101514 (DOI)000338637300054 ()
Available from: 2013-11-14 Created: 2013-11-14 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Öst, A., Svensson, K., Ruishalme, I., Brännmark, C., Franck, N., Krook, H., . . . Strålfors, P. (2010). Attenuated mTOR signaling and enhanced autophagy in adipocytes from obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass. Print), 16(07-Aug), 235-246
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Attenuated mTOR signaling and enhanced autophagy in adipocytes from obese patients with type 2 diabetes
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2010 (English)In: Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass. Print), ISSN 1076-1551, E-ISSN 1528-3658, Vol. 16, no 07-Aug, p. 235-246Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The protein kinase mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) mediates insulin control ofprotein synthesis, autophagy, mitochondrial function, and, through feedback signaling tophosphorylation of IRS1 at serine residues, mTOR directly controls insulin signaling. Weshow that in adipocytes from patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) insulin activation of mTORis attenuated and that the resultant phenotype is compatible with, and can be mimicked by,loss of mTOR activation. In T2D adipocytes mitochondrial function is impaired andautophagy strongly upregulated, with concomitant increased autophagic destruction ofmitochondria and lipofuscin particles, and a dependence on autophagy for ATP production.Conversely, mitochondrial dysfunction attenuates insulin activation of mTOR, enhancesautophagy and attenuates feedback to IRS1. Our findings put mTOR in the driver´s seat of aninsulin resistance that in adipocytes can be fuelled by mitochondrial dysfunction,inflammation, ER-stress, or hypoxia.

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Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, 2010
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20655 (URN)10.2119/molmed.2010.00023 (DOI)000280048100001 ()20386866 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2009-09-16 Created: 2009-09-16 Last updated: 2019-06-28Bibliographically approved
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