論文

国際誌
2019年8月

Monocyte-derived fibrocytes elimination had little contribution on liver fibrosis.

Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international : HBPD INT
  • Yoshinori Ozono
  • Kotaro Shide
  • Fumiyo Toyoshima
  • Yuuka Takaishi
  • Mai Tsuchimochi
  • Ayako Kamiunten
  • Takuro Kameda
  • Kenichi Nakamura
  • Tadashi Miike
  • Kazunori Kusumoto
  • Hisayoshi Iwakiri
  • Satoru Hasuike
  • Kenji Nagata
  • Akira Sawaguchi
  • Kazuya Shimoda
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開始ページ
348
終了ページ
353
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1016/j.hbpd.2019.02.002

BACKGROUND: Monocyte-derived fibrocytes play an important role in the progression of fibrosis in the skin, lungs, heart and kidney. However, the contribution of fibrocytes to liver fibrosis is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether fibrocytes contributed to fibrosis progression in the livers of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-treated mice. METHODS: C57BL/6J mice were divided into 4 groups: normal control group, CCl4-treated group, CCl4 + control liposome-treated group, and CCl4 + clodronate liposome-treated group. For the elimination of systemic monocyte and monocyte-derived fibrocyte, one group was treated with clodronate liposome, and another group with control liposome as a control. After 4 weeks of treatment, hepatic mononuclear cells were subjected to immunofluorescent (IF) staining and fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS) analysis to detect fibrocytes. Measurement of collagen-positive Sirius red stained area and collagen-I mRNA expression in the liver were performed to evaluate the degree of liver fibrosis quantitatively. RESULTS: In the liver of the CCl4-treated and CCl4 + control liposome-treated groups, the number of fibrocytes, the area positive for Sirius red staining and collagen-I mRNA expression significantly increased compared with those in the normal control group. In the liver of the CCl4 + clodronate liposome-treated group, few fibrocytes was observed as in the normal control group, but Sirius red staining positive area and collagen-I mRNA expression were increased and equivalent to the CCl4-treated and CCl4 + control liposome-treated groups. CONCLUSION: Monocyte-derived fibrocytes play a minimal role in CCl4-induced liver fibrosis. Cells other than fibrocytes such as hepatic stellate cells play a central role in liver fibrosis.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hbpd.2019.02.002
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30826294
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1016/j.hbpd.2019.02.002
  • PubMed ID : 30826294

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