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Phospholipase A2 mRNA expression in the nasal mucosa of healthy subjects and patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis
Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Neuroscience and Locomotion, Oto-Rhiono-Laryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
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2004 (English)In: Rhinology, ISSN 0300-0729, E-ISSN 1996-8604, Vol. 42, no 2, 85-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is a family of enzymes that play different role(s) in inflammation, but their importance in seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) has not been clarified. Here, we determined the levels of messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) for different PLA2 types in the nasal mucosa of SAR patients (n=6) and healthy controls (n=5). Nasal brush samples were taken both during pollen season, when the symptoms of the patients were severe, and off-season, when the patients were free of symptoms. We found that PLA2 IB, IIA, IID,IIE, IIF III, IVA, IVB, IVC, VIA, VIB, VIIA, VIIB, VIIIA, VIIIB, X, XII and XIII were all expressed in each subject at both occasions. The mRNA levels of PLA2 VIIA (platelet-activating factor (PAF) acetylhydrolase) were lower in SAR patients than controls, both during pollen season (p = 0.03) and off season (p = 0.03). These findings demonstrate that a large number of PLA2 types are expressed in the nasal mucosa, regardless of whether there is ongoing allergic inflammation or not. The observation that PAF acetylhydrolase mRNA expression in the nasal mucosa is lower in SAR patients than in healthy subjects suggests the possibility that impaired ability to inactivate PAF might be of importance in SAR. Further studies are required to clarify whether the decreased PAF acetylhydrolase mRNA expression in SAR is accompanied by decreased enzyme activity and whether aberrations in PAF acetylhydrolase are present in infectious rhinitis patients as well.

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2004. Vol. 42, no 2, 85-91 p.
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22328PubMedID: 15224635Local ID: 1528OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-22328DiVA: diva2:242641
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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1. Phospholipase A2 expression in the human nasal mucosa
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2004 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is a superfamily of enzymes that promote inflammation by releasing arachidonic acid for the synthesis of eicosanoids and lysophospholipid for the synthesis of platelet-activating factor (PAF). On the other hand, several members of the PLA2 family (VIIA, VIIB, VIIIA and VIIIB) are able to degrade PAF and are therefore potentially important anti-inflammatory enzymes. The precise roles of the different PLA2 enzymes in airways inflammation are not known and the gene expression of the different PLA2s in the human nasal mucosa has not previously been examined. Using reversed transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) techniques, this thesis investigated (i) the occurrence of mRNAs for different PLA2 types in the nasal mucosa of healthy subjects; (ii) the effects of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) on the gene expression of different PLA2s in human nasal epithelial cells (RPMI 2650); (iii) the effects of IFN-γ and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on the gene expression of different PLA2 types in human monocyte-derived macrophages; (iv) the effects of exudates from LPS- or ß-glucan exposed macrophages on the gene expression of different PLA2 types in RPMI 2650 cells, and (v) the levels of different PLA2 mRNAs in the nasal mucosa of patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and healthy controls. The relative abundances of the different PLA2 transcripts in normal human nasal mucosa were found to be X ≈ IVA > IIA ≈ IIE ≈ IVB ≈ VI > IB ≈ IID ≈ III ≈ IVC ≈ VII ≈ VIB. In RPMI 2650 cells, TNF-α increased the expression of PLA2 IVA and IVC, while IFN-γ increased the expression of PLA2 IIA and IID. In macrophages, IFN-γ increased the expression of both PLA2 IID and IVA while LPS increased the expression of PLA2 IVA but decreased that of IID. Medium from macrophages exposed to LPS or ß-glucan increased the expression of PLA2 IVC in RPMI 2650 cells; this upregulation was abrogated by antibodies to TNF-α and by the nuclear factor (NF)-κB inhibitor, pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate. Notably, the mRNA levels of PLA2 VIIA (PAF acetylhydrolase I) were lower in SAR patients than controls during both the pollen season and the off-season for pollen. These findings demonstrate that a large number of PLA2 types are constitutively expressed in the normal human nasal mucosa, including the newly discovered PLA2 types IID, IIE, IIF, III, IVB, IVC, VIB, X, XIIA, and XIIB. They also demonstrate that TNF-α and IFN-γ cause increased gene expression of two novel cytosolic and secretory PLA2 types (IVC and IID, respectively) in human nasal epithelial cells, suggesting that these PLA2 types may be involved in cytokine-mediated inflammation in the nasal mucosa. Moreover, the findings indicate that both LPS- and ß-glucan-activated macrophages can induce the gene expression of PLA2 IVC in nasal epithelial cells, and that this upregulation is mediated through TNF-α and under NF-κB control. The observation that PAF acetylhydrolase mRNA expression in the nasal mucosa is lower in SAR patients than in healthy subjects points to the possibility that impaired ability to inactivate PAF might be of importance in SAR.

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Linköping: Linköping University, 2004. 100 p.
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Linköping University Medical Dissertations, ISSN 0345-0082 ; 864
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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22294 (URN)1480 (Local ID)91-7373-838-7 (ISBN)1480 (Archive number)1480 (OAI)
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2004-11-11, Aulan, Hälsans hus, Hälsouniversitetet, Linköping, 09:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2012-10-29Bibliographically approved
2. Phospholipase A2 expression in the human nasal mucosa
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2002 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is a superfamily of enzymes that play a key role in inflammation by releasing arachidonic acid for the synthesis of eicosanoids and lysophospholipid for the synthesis of platelet-activating factor (PAF). On the other hand, several members of the PLA2 family (VIIA, VIIB, VIIIA and VIIIB) are able to degrade PAF and are therefore potentially important anti-inflammatory enzymes. The precise roles of the different PLA2 enzymes in airway inflammation are not known and the gene expression of the different PLA2s in the human nasal mucosa has not previously been examined. Using reversed transcriptionpolymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) techniques, this thesis investigated (i) the occurrence of mRNAs for different PLA2 types in the nasal mucosa of healthy subjects; (ii) the levels of different PLA2 mRNAs in the nasal mucosa of patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and healthy controls, and (iii) the effect of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) on the gene expression of different PLA2s in human nasal (RPMI 2650) and bronchoepithelial (BEAS-2B) cells.

The relative abundances of the different PLA2 transcripts in normal human nasal mucosa were found to be X ≈ IVA > IIA ≈ IIE ≈ IVB ≈ VI > IB ≈ IID ≈ III ≈ IVC ≈ VII ≈ VIB. Notably, the mRNA levels of PLA2 VIIA (PAF acetylhydrolase I) were lower in SAR patients than controls during both the pollen season and the off-season for pollen. In both cell lines, TNF-α increased the expression of PLA2 IVA and IVC, while IFN-γ increased the expression of PLA2 IIA and IID. These findings demonstrate that a large number of PLA2 types are constitutively expressed in the normal human nasal mucosa, and they also demonstrate the presence of the newly discovered PLA2 types IID, IIE, IIF, III, IVB, IVC, VIB, X, XII, and XIII. Moreover, the findings indicate that TNF-α and IFN-γ cause increased gene expression of two novel cytosolic and secretory PLA2 types (IVC and IID, respectively) in human airway epithelial cells, suggesting that these PLA2 types may be involved in cytokine-mediated inflammation in the respiratory tract. The observation that PAF acetylhydrolase mRNA expression in the nasal mucosa is lower in SAR patients than in healthy subjects suggests the possibility that impaired ability to inactivate PAF might be of in1portance in SAR.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet, 2002. 48 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Health Sciences. Thesis, ISSN 1100-6013 ; 54
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26681 (URN)11248 (Local ID)91-7373-175-7 (ISBN)11248 (Archive number)11248 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2013-07-11

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