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Effect of recombinant Trichinella spiralis cysteine proteinase inhibitor on TNBS-induced experimental inflammatory bowel disease in mice

Jingyun Xu, Mingxu Liu, Pengcheng Yu, Lijia Wu, Yixin Lu

Publication date: January 2019

Source: International Immunopharmacology, Volume 66

Author(s): Jingyun Xu, Mingxu Liu, Pengcheng Yu, Lijia Wu, Yixin Lu


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic autoimmune disease with a high recurrence rate. Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) are two types of IBD. At present, parasite-derived cysteine protease inhibitors have received extensive attention from researchers, and experiments have confirmed that these protease have an effect on certain autoimmune diseases. So we conducted experiments to investigate the effect of Trichinella spiralis cysteine protease inhibitors on TNBS-induced mouse CD models. In this experiment, 72 male BALB/c mice aged 6–8 weeks were randomly divided into two groups: prevention group and therapy group. The mice were sacrificed and harvested on the 7th day after the model was established to measure the changes of various indicators of colitis.

The comparison of the TsCystatin + TNBS group with the PBS + TNBS group showed that the DAI score, MPO activity, and colonic macroscopic and microscopic damage significantly reduced, IFN-γ significantly decreased, IL-4 expression increased, and NF-κB expression decreased. The percentage of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ Treg and CD8+CD28− Treg in spleen, and the proportion of CD4+/CD8+ Treg cells decreased. In the therapy group, we found no significant difference between the TNBS+PBS group and TNBS + TsCystatin group.

Treatment with TsCystatin exerted a good intervention effect on the TNBS-induced mouse CD model. TsCystatin possibly induced a Th2-type immune response in the body, which balanced the Th1-type immune response induced by TNBS administration, thereby relieving colitis.

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