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Bovine lactoferrin induces interleukin-11 production in a hepatitis mouse model and human intestinal myofibroblasts.
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PMID:  21688123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Orally administered bovine lactoferrin (bLF) exerts an anti-inflammatory effect on hepatitis and colitis animal models. To investigate the mechanism underlying the action of bLF, we explored the expression of inflammation-related factors in the intestine of a hepatitis mouse model after the oral administration of bLF and in several human intestinal cell lines treated with bLF. METHODS: The effects of bLF on the expression of interleukin-11 (IL-11) and bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) in the intestinal mucosa of a hepatitis mouse model as well as in cell cultures of human intestinal epithelial cells, myofibroblasts, and monocytes were examined using the real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. Epithelial cells and myofibroblasts were also cocultured using transwells. bLF transport, and IL-11 and BMP2 induction, as well as the interactions between the two cell types, were then analyzed after bLF treatment. RESULTS: In vivo, oral bLF administration increased the production of IL-11 and BMP2 in intestinal specimens. In vitro, bLF only stimulated the production of IL-11 in human intestinal myofibroblasts; i.e., it had no effect on BMP2 production in any cell type. In the transwell cocultures, bLF passed through the epithelium and directly stimulated IL-11 production in the myofibroblasts on the basolateral side. The IL-11 produced in the myofibroblasts subsequently acted protectively on the epithelial cells of the coculture. CONCLUSIONS: bLF upregulated the activity of anti-inflammatory factors, such as IL-11, in the intestine of a hepatitis mouse model and human intestinal myofibroblasts.
Tetsuya Kuhara; Koji Yamauchi; Keiji Iwatsuki
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of nutrition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1436-6215     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100888704     Medline TA:  Eur J Nutr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Food Science & Technology Institute, Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd., 5-1-83 Higashihara, Zama, Kanagawa, 228-8583, Japan,
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