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Cholera toxin B induces interleukin-1β production from resident peritoneal macrophages through the pyrin inflammasome as well as the NLRP3 inflammasome.

International immunology (2019-01-29)
Takashi Orimo, Izumi Sasaki, Hiroaki Hemmi, Toshiya Ozasa, Yuri Fukuda-Ohta, Tomokazu Ohta, Mio Morinaka, Mariko Kitauchi, Takako Yamaguchi, Yayoi Sato, Takashi Tanaka, Katsuaki Hoshino, Kei-Ichi Katayama, Shinji Fukuda, Kensuke Miyake, Masahiro Yamamoto, Takashi Satoh, Koichi Furukawa, Etsushi Kuroda, Ken J Ishii, Kiyoshi Takeda, Tsuneyasu Kaisho
ABSTRACT

Cholera toxin B (CTB) is a subunit of cholera toxin, a bacterial enterotoxin secreted by Vibrio cholerae and also functions as an immune adjuvant. However, it remains unclear how CTB activates immune cells. We here evaluated whether or how CTB induces production of a pro-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin-1β (IL-1β). CTB induced IL-1β production not only from bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs) but also from resident peritoneal macrophages in synergy with O111:B4-derived lipopolysaccharide (LPS O111:B4) that can bind to CTB. Meanwhile, when prestimulated with O55:B5-derived LPS (LPS O55:B5) that fails to bind to CTB, resident peritoneal macrophages, but not BMMs, produced IL-1β in response to CTB. The CTB-induced IL-1β production in synergy with LPS in both peritoneal macrophages and BMMs was dependent on ganglioside GM1, which is required for internalization of CTB. Notably, not only the NLRP3 inflammasome but also the pyrin inflammasome were involved in CTB-induced IL-1β production from resident peritoneal macrophages, while only the NLRP3 inflammasome was involved in that from BMMs. In response to CTB, a Rho family small GTPase, RhoA, which activates pyrin inflammasome upon various kinds of biochemical modification, increased its phosphorylation at serine-188 in a GM1-dependent manner. This phosphorylation as well as CTB-induced IL-1β productions were dependent on protein kinase A (PKA), indicating critical involvement of PKA-dependent RhoA phosphorylation in CTB-induced IL-1β production. Taken together, these results suggest that CTB, incorporated through GM1, can activate resident peritoneal macrophages to produce IL-1β in synergy with LPS through novel mechanisms in which pyrin as well as NLRP3 inflammasomes are involved.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
CTB, ≥98% (HPLC)
Sigma-Aldrich
Octoclothepin maleate salt, solid
Sigma-Aldrich
Lipopolysaccharides from Escherichia coli O111:B4, FITC conjugate