Wolbachia heat shock protein 60 induces pro-inflammatory cytokines andapoptosis in monocytes in vitro

Recombinant Wolbachia heat shock protein 60 (rWmhsp60) induces gene expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α in human monocytic cell line THP-1. In addition, it inhibits the phagocytic activity and does not alter the nitric oxide production by differentiated THP-1 macrophages, which corroborates with no significant change in inducible nitric oxide synthase gene expression in rWmhsp60 treated THP-1 monocytes. Further, 24 h stimulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from normal individuals by rWmhsp60 reveals that monocytes enter the late apoptotic stage, while lymphocytes do not show apoptosis. Thus these findings suggest that rWmhsp60 may contribute to inflammation mediated monocyte dysfunction in filarial pathogenesis.

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