Pyrogenic effect of respirable road dust particles
2009 (English)In: Inhaled Particles X / [ed] Lee Kenny, Fintan Hurley, Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2009, Vol. 151, 012015- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Because pyrogenic (fever-inducing) compounds on ambient particles may play an important role for particle toxicity, simple methods to measure pyrogens on particles are needed. Here we have used a modified in vitro pyrogen test (IPT) to study the release of interleukin 1β (IL-1β) in whole human blood exposed to respirable road-dust particles (RRDP). Road dusts were collected from the roadside at six different streets in three Swedish cities and particles with a diameter less than 10 μm (RRDP) were prepared by a water sedimentation procedure followed by lyophilisation. RRDP (200 μl of 1 - 106 ng/ml) were mixed with 50 μl whole blood and incubated at 37 °C overnight before IL-1β was analysed with chemiluminescence ELISA in 384-well plates. Endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide from Salmonella minnesota), zymosan B and Curdlan (P-1,3-glucan) were used as positive controls. All RRDP samples had a pyrogenic effect and the most active sample produced 1.6 times more IL-1β than the least active. This formation was of the same magnitude as in samples with 10 ng LPS/ml and was larger than that evoked by zymosan B and Curdlan (by mass basis). The method was sensitive enough to determine formation of IL-1β in mixtures with 10 ng RRDP/ml or 0.01 ng LPS/ml. The endotoxin inhibitor, polymyxin B (10 μg/ml), strongly reduced the RRDP-induced formation of IL-1β at 1μg RRDP/ml (around 80 % inhibition), but had only marginal or no effects at higher RRDP-concentrations (10 and 100 μg /ml). In summary, all RRDP tested had a clear pyrogen effect in this in vitro model. Endotoxin on the particles but also other factors contributed to the pyrogenic effect. As opposed to the limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) assay (which measures endotoxin alone), IPT measures a broad range of pyrogens that may be present on particulate matter. The IPT method thus affords a simple, sensitive and quantitative determination of the total pyrogenic potential of ambient particles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2009. Vol. 151, 012015- p.
, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588 ; 151:1
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-18729DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/151/1/012015ISI: 000274607800117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-18729DiVA: diva2:221260
10th International Symposium on Inhaled Particles,September 2008, Sheffield UK