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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||A heat-stable cytotoxic factor produced by Achromobacter xylosoxidans isolated from Brazilian patients with CF is associated with in vitro increased proinflammatory cytokines|
|Abstract:||Background: Recently, Achromobacter xylosoxidans has been related to chronic lung diseases in patients suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF), but its involvement has not been elucidated. Some virulence properties of A. xylosoxidans isolated from Brazilian patients with CF were revealed in this work. Methods: This study examined the production of a cytotoxic factor of A. xylosoxidans capable of stimulating the secretion of inflammatory cytokines (IL-6 and IL-8) from lung mucoepidermoid carcinoma cells (NCI-H292). The cytokines were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent (ELISA) assays. To investigate whether the cytotoxic factors may be endotoxins, they were treated with polymyxin B. Results: The culture supernatants of all A. xylosoxidans produced a heat stable, active cytotoxin in NCI-H292 cells capable of leading to intracellular vacuoles and subsequent cell contact loss, chromatin condensation, a picnotic nucleus and cell death. There was a higher concentration of proinflammatory cytokines in the NCI-H292 cells after 24 h of incubation, with the fraction greater than 50 kDa from the culture supernatant. The cytotoxin activity remained even after treatment with polymyxin B, which suggested that the release of IL-6 and IL-8 was not stimulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Conclusion: The cytotoxic factor produced by A. xylosoxidans may represent an important virulence factor, which when associated with CF chronic lung inflammation, may cause tissue damage and decline of lung function. (c) 2012 European Cystic Fibrosis Society. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Bv|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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