In this study we have determined the role of endogenous interleukin (IL)-10 on leucocyte recruitment and production of the CC chemokine macrophage inflammatory protein-1α (MIP-1α) in a murine model of acute inflammation. Intraperitoneal injection of zymosan produced a dose-dependent cellular infiltration which was concomitant with MIP-1α release in the lavage fluids. Release of this chemokine had a functional role since treatment of mice with a specific anti-MIP-1α antibody reduced both neutrophil and monocyte accumulation into the peritoneal cavity. An unexpected increase in cell influx and MIP-1α production was measured following depletion of resident peritoneal macrophages, as achieved by a 3-day liposome treatment. A similar result was obtained when the zymosan peritonitis response was elicited in IL-10 knock-out mice. In summary we propose a functional cross talk between endogenous IL-10 and this CC chemokine during the host inflammatory response.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 16 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology