RGD Reference Report - Increased IL-27/IL-27R expression in association with the immunopathology of murine ocular toxoplasmosis. - Rat Genome Database

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Increased IL-27/IL-27R expression in association with the immunopathology of murine ocular toxoplasmosis.

Authors: Tong, Xinxin  Chen, Shengjie  Zheng, Huanqin  Huang, Shiguang  Lu, Fangli 
Citation: Tong X, etal., Parasitol Res. 2018 Jul;117(7):2255-2263. doi: 10.1007/s00436-018-5914-7. Epub 2018 May 19.
RGD ID: 126790500
Pubmed: PMID:29779048   (View Abstract at PubMed)
DOI: DOI:10.1007/s00436-018-5914-7   (Journal Full-text)

Interleukin 27 (IL-27) is a member of the IL-6/IL-12 family, and IL-27 receptor (IL-27R) consists of WSX-1 (the IL-27Rα subunit) and the signal-transducing subunit gp130. Human and mouse mast cells (MCs) express the IL-27R. To explore the expressions of IL-27/IL-27R subunits (WSX-1 and gp130) during acute ocular toxoplasmosis (OT), we established mouse model by intraocular injection of 500 Toxoplasma gondii RH strain tachyzoites. Histopathological changes were analyzed, MCs were counted by toluidine blue staining, and tryptase+/IL-27+ MCs were examined by immunofluorescence double-staining in the eyes and cervical lymph nodes (CLNs) of T. gondii-infected mice. The mRNA expressions of IL-27p28, WSX-1, gp130, and tachyzoite specific surface antigen 1 (SAG1) in the eyes and CLNs of T. gondii-infected mice, and the expressions of WSX-1 and gp130 in the murine mastocytoma cell line P815 infected with T. gondii tachyzoites in vitro were examined by using quantitative real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Our results showed that, after T. gondii infection, severe histopathological changes, increased numbers of total MCs and degranulated MCs, elevated expressions of IL-27p28, WSX-1, and gp130 were found in the eyes and CLNs, and significant correlations between the levels of IL-27 and SAG1 existed in the eyes and CLNs of T. gondii-infected mice. In addition, increased levels of WSX-1 and gp130 were examined in T. gondii-infected P815 cells. Our data suggested that IL-27/IL-27R expression induced by T. gondii infection may regulate MC-mediated immune response during acute OT in mouse model.

RGD Manual Disease Annotations    Click to see Annotation Detail View
TermQualifierEvidenceWithReferenceNotesSourceOriginal Reference(s)
Ocular Toxoplasmosis disease_progressionISOIl27 (Mus musculus)126790500; 126790500mRNA:increased expression:eye and cervical lymph node (mouse)RGD 
Ocular Toxoplasmosis disease_progressionIEP 126790500mRNA:increased expression:eye and cervical lymph node (mouse)RGD 

Objects Annotated

Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Il27  (interleukin 27)

Genes (Mus musculus)
Il27  (interleukin 27)

Genes (Homo sapiens)
IL27  (interleukin 27)


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