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Infect Immun 2002, PMID: 11953364

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli infection induces interleukin-8 production via activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases and the transcription factors NF-kappaB and AP-1 in T84 cells.

Dahan, Stephanie; Busuttil, Valere; Imbert, Veronique; Peyron, Jean-Francois; Rampal, Patrick; Czerucka, Dorota

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) infections are associated with hemorrhagic colitis and the hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). In vivo, elevated plasma levels of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-8 (IL-8) in EHEC-infected children are correlated with a high risk of developing HUS. As IL-8 gene transcription is regulated by the transcription factors NF-kappaB and AP-1, we analyzed the role of these factors in the regulation of IL-8 production after infection of the epithelial intestinal T84 cell line by EHEC. By 6 h of infection, EHEC had induced significant secretion of IL-8 (35.84 +/- 6.76 ng/ml versus 0.44 +/- 0.04 ng/ml in control cells). EHEC induced AP-1 and NF-kappaB activation by 3 h of infection. Moreover, the three mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) (ERK1/2, p38, and JNK) were phosphorylated in EHEC-infected T84 cells concomitant with induction of AP-1 DNA binding activity, and IkappaB-alpha was phosphorylated and then degraded concomitant with induction of NF-kappaB DNA binding activity. Pretreatment of cells with the highly specific MEK1/2 inhibitor U0126, the p38 inhibitor SB203580, and/or the proteasome inhibitor ALLN led to inhibition of the IL-8 secretion induced in EHEC-infected T84 cells. These findings demonstrate that (i) EHEC can induce in vitro a potent proinflammatory response by secretion of IL-8 and (ii) the secretion of IL-8 is due to the involvement of MAPK, AP-1, and NF-kappaB signaling pathways.

Diseases/Pathways annotated by Medline MESH: Escherichia coli Infections
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Text Mining Data

IL-8 → AP-1: " These findings demonstrate that ( i ) EHEC can induce in vitro a potent proinflammatory response by secretion of IL-8 and ( ii ) the secretion of IL-8 is due to the involvement of MAPK, AP-1 , and NF-kappaB signaling pathways "

IL-8 → NF-kappaB: " These findings demonstrate that ( i ) EHEC can induce in vitro a potent proinflammatory response by secretion of IL-8 and ( ii ) the secretion of IL-8 is due to the involvement of MAPK, AP-1, and NF-kappaB signaling pathways "

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