Inflammation Research

, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 170–174

IL-10 administration attenuates pulmonary neutrophil infiltration and alters pulmonary iNOS activation following hemorrhagic shock

  • P. Kobbe
  • J. Schmidt
  • B. Stoffels
  • R. S. Chanthaphavong
  • A. J. Bauer
  • H.-C. Pape
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00011-009-8116-z

Cite this article as:
Kobbe, P., Schmidt, J., Stoffels, B. et al. Inflamm. Res. (2009) 58: 170. doi:10.1007/s00011-009-8116-z

Abstract.

Objective and design:

Several studies report immuno-modulatory effects of endogenous IL-10 after trauma. This study investigates the effect of IL-10 administration on systemic and pulmonary inflammation in hemorrhagic shock.

Material and Methods:

Male C57/BL6 mice (4–6 animals per group) were subjected to volume controlled hemorrhagic shock for 3 hrs followed by resuscitation. Animals were either subcutaneously injected with 0.9 % saline (Shock group) or with recombinant mouse IL-10 (Shock+IL-10 group) 1 h before and 1 h after the induction of hemorrhagic shock. Serum TNF-α, IL-6, and keratinocyte (KC) concentrations were measured with the LuminexTM multiplexing platform. Acute pulmonary inflammation was assessed by pulmonary myeloperoxidase (MPO) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) activity.

Results:

IL-10 administration significantly decreased serum TNF-α (10.30 ± 1.68 vs 37.42 ± 10.64; p < 0.05), IL-6 (44.22 ± 6.65 vs 85.24 ± 7.94; p < 0.05), and KC (276.74 ± 52.67 vs 465.61 ± 58.98; p < 0.05) levels following hemorrhagic shock. Further, pulmonary MPO activity was significantly lower (2698.85 ± 431.10 vs 4580.67 ± 294.38; p < 0.05) and pulmonary iNOS activity upregulated.

Conclusion:

These findings suggest that administration of IL-10 modulates the degree of hemorrhage-induced systemic and pulmonary inflammation and support the notion of a central role for iNOS in acute lung injury.

Keywords:

hemorrhagic shock interleukin-10 systemic inflammation acute lung injury iNOS 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kobbe
    • 1
  • J. Schmidt
    • 2
  • B. Stoffels
    • 2
  • R. S. Chanthaphavong
    • 2
  • A. J. Bauer
    • 2
  • H.-C. Pape
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and NutritionUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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