IL-11 expression in retinal and corneal cells is regulated by interferon-γ

Chandrasekharam N. Nagineni, Vijay K. Kommineni, Abitha William, John J. Hooks, Barbara Detrick

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Interleukin-11 (IL-11) is an anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory cytokine with hematopoietic potential. The expression and protective actions of IL-11 have not been explored in the eye. The expression of IL-11 in primary cultures of human retinal pigment epithelial (HRPE) and human corneal fibroblast (HCRF) cells were evaluated in these studies. Constitutive secretion of IL-11 was not observed in either HRPE or HCRF. TNF-α + IL-1 induced IL-11 secretion and this production was inhibited by NFκB pathway inhibitors. IFN-γ significantly inhibited TNF-α and IL-1 induced IL-11 secretion and inhibitors of JAK-STAT pathway reversed this inhibition. TGF-β induced IL-11 secretion that was blocked by TGF-β receptor 1 inhibitor but not by IFN-γ. RT-PCR analysis confirmed the effects of IL-1, TNF-α, IFN-γ and TGF-β on IL-11 secretion at mRNA levels. Our results demonstrate that IL-11 is dramatically up regulated in retina and cornea cells and that IFN-γ is a physiological inhibitor of IL-11 expression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume391
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Interleukin-11
Interferons
Interleukin-1
Retinal Pigments
Fibroblasts
Cornea
Retina
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Cells

Keywords

  • Cornea
  • IFN-γ
  • IL-1
  • IL-11
  • Retina
  • TGF-β
  • TNF-α

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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IL-11 expression in retinal and corneal cells is regulated by interferon-γ. / Nagineni, Chandrasekharam N.; Kommineni, Vijay K.; William, Abitha; Hooks, John J.; Detrick, Barbara.

In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol. 391, No. 1, 01.01.2010, p. 287-292.

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Nagineni, Chandrasekharam N. ; Kommineni, Vijay K. ; William, Abitha ; Hooks, John J. ; Detrick, Barbara. / IL-11 expression in retinal and corneal cells is regulated by interferon-γ. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2010 ; Vol. 391, No. 1. pp. 287-292.
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