3 years ago

Pharmacological Evaluation of TAK-828F, a Novel Orally Available RORγt Inverse Agonist, on Murine Colitis Model

Keiko Uga, Yasuhiro Tsukimi, Yoshimasa Ishimura, Noboru Tsuchimori, Akira Shibata, Keiko Igaki, Masashi Yamasaki, Yoshiki Nakamura, Yusaku Komoike

Abstract

IL-17-producing Th17 cells and IFN-γ and IL-17 double-producing Th1/17 cells have been identified as the pathogenic cells in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Retinoic acid-related orphan receptor γt (RORγt) is a master regulator for the differentiation and activation of Th17 and Th1/17 cells. We discovered a novel orally available TAK-828F, a strong and selective RORγt inverse agonist. To assess the potential of RORγt blockade in the therapy for IBD, the efficacy of TAK-828F in activated T cell transfer mouse colitis model was investigated. This model was highly sensitive to the prophylactic treatment of anti-TNF-α monoclonal antibody but partially susceptible to sulfasalazine, tacrolimus, and prednisolone. Oral administration of TAK-828F, at doses of 1 and 3 mg/kg, b.i.d, strongly protected the progression of colitis. TAK-828F decreased the population of Th17 and Th1/17 cells in a dose-dependent manner in the mesenteric lymph node. Moreover, expression of mRNA that are characteristic of the Th17 signature, such as IL-17A and IL-17F in the colon, were inhibited by TAK-828F, while the expression of IL-10, an anti-inflammatory cytokine, was increased. In the therapeutic treatment, TAK-828F lessened disease severity compared to the vehicle control mice. Interestingly, gene expression of zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) and mucin 2 (Muc2), which play an important role in barrier function of the intestinal mucosa, was recovered by TAK-828F. These results indicate that blocking RORγt has promising pharmacological profile in the colitis model. RORγt blockade may provide a novel therapeutic paradigm for treatment of IBD with unique mechanism by which improves imbalance of the immune system.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10753-018-0875-7

DOI: 10.1007/s10753-018-0875-7

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.