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Sphingosine kinase-1-dependent and -independent inhibitory effects of zanthoxyli fructus to attenuate the activation of mucosal mast cells and ameliorate food allergies in mice.

Wang X, Kageyama-Yahara N, Hayashi S, Yamamoto T, Kadowaki M - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2012)

Bottom Line: As a result, both antigen-induced and calcium ionophore-induced degranulation was significantly inhibited by Zanthoxyli Fructus water extract (ZF) in mucosal-type murine bone marrow-derived mast cells (mBMMCs).Furthermore, ZF inhibited allergic symptoms in an ovalbumin-caused murine FA model and decreased the number of infiltrating mucosal mast cells and the enhanced mRNA expression levels of IL-4 and Sphk1 in the FA mice colons.These results indicate that ZF suppresses mucosal mast cell activities mainly through Sphk1-dependent mechanism, and ZF is utilized for the development of a novel, potent anti-FA agent.

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Affiliation: Division of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930-0194, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Food allergy (FA) is relatively a common disease in infants, but effective drug therapies are not yet available. Notably, mucosal mast cells, but not connective-tissue mast cells, play important roles in food allergic reactions via the release of inflammatory mediators. Therefore, we screened medicinal herb extracts for in vitro and in vivo antiallergic activity through inhibiting mucosal mast cell activation. As a result, both antigen-induced and calcium ionophore-induced degranulation was significantly inhibited by Zanthoxyli Fructus water extract (ZF) in mucosal-type murine bone marrow-derived mast cells (mBMMCs). ZF suppressed the antigen-induced [Ca(2+)](i) elevation and the antigen-enhanced mRNA expression of TNF-α, IL-4, and IL-13. The transcriptome and real-time PCR analyses revealed that ZF greatly decreased the antigen-enhanced expression level of sphingosine kinase 1 (Sphk1), which plays a key role in the FcεRI-mediated immune responses in mast cells. Furthermore, ZF inhibited allergic symptoms in an ovalbumin-caused murine FA model and decreased the number of infiltrating mucosal mast cells and the enhanced mRNA expression levels of IL-4 and Sphk1 in the FA mice colons. These results indicate that ZF suppresses mucosal mast cell activities mainly through Sphk1-dependent mechanism, and ZF is utilized for the development of a novel, potent anti-FA agent.

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The effect of ZF (0.32 mg/mL) on the mRNA expression levels of Sphk1. The sensitized mBMMCs were incubated with ZF or vehicle for 30 min and were stimulated with (filled) or without (open) DNP-BSA. The mRNA levels of Sphk1 were analyzed by real-time PCR. The results are expressed as the relative ratio to the vehicle-treated mBMMCs without DNP-BSA stimulation. The data are expressed as the mean ± SD (n = 3). #P < 0.05 compared with DNP-BSA (−), *P < 0.05 compared with the vehicle.
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fig3: The effect of ZF (0.32 mg/mL) on the mRNA expression levels of Sphk1. The sensitized mBMMCs were incubated with ZF or vehicle for 30 min and were stimulated with (filled) or without (open) DNP-BSA. The mRNA levels of Sphk1 were analyzed by real-time PCR. The results are expressed as the relative ratio to the vehicle-treated mBMMCs without DNP-BSA stimulation. The data are expressed as the mean ± SD (n = 3). #P < 0.05 compared with DNP-BSA (−), *P < 0.05 compared with the vehicle.

Mentions: Furthermore, we quantitatively assessed the suppressive effect of ZF on Sphk1 mRNA expression using real-time PCR. As shown in Figure 3, the Sphk1 mRNA expression level in the activated mBMMCs was markedly enhanced 10.2-fold relative to the unactivated mBMMCs. The induction was dramatically reduced to approximately 20% in the ZF mBMMCs. In contrast, the Sphk1 mRNA expression was not affected by ZF in the unactivated mBMMCs.


Sphingosine kinase-1-dependent and -independent inhibitory effects of zanthoxyli fructus to attenuate the activation of mucosal mast cells and ameliorate food allergies in mice.

Wang X, Kageyama-Yahara N, Hayashi S, Yamamoto T, Kadowaki M - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2012)

The effect of ZF (0.32 mg/mL) on the mRNA expression levels of Sphk1. The sensitized mBMMCs were incubated with ZF or vehicle for 30 min and were stimulated with (filled) or without (open) DNP-BSA. The mRNA levels of Sphk1 were analyzed by real-time PCR. The results are expressed as the relative ratio to the vehicle-treated mBMMCs without DNP-BSA stimulation. The data are expressed as the mean ± SD (n = 3). #P < 0.05 compared with DNP-BSA (−), *P < 0.05 compared with the vehicle.
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fig3: The effect of ZF (0.32 mg/mL) on the mRNA expression levels of Sphk1. The sensitized mBMMCs were incubated with ZF or vehicle for 30 min and were stimulated with (filled) or without (open) DNP-BSA. The mRNA levels of Sphk1 were analyzed by real-time PCR. The results are expressed as the relative ratio to the vehicle-treated mBMMCs without DNP-BSA stimulation. The data are expressed as the mean ± SD (n = 3). #P < 0.05 compared with DNP-BSA (−), *P < 0.05 compared with the vehicle.
Mentions: Furthermore, we quantitatively assessed the suppressive effect of ZF on Sphk1 mRNA expression using real-time PCR. As shown in Figure 3, the Sphk1 mRNA expression level in the activated mBMMCs was markedly enhanced 10.2-fold relative to the unactivated mBMMCs. The induction was dramatically reduced to approximately 20% in the ZF mBMMCs. In contrast, the Sphk1 mRNA expression was not affected by ZF in the unactivated mBMMCs.

Bottom Line: As a result, both antigen-induced and calcium ionophore-induced degranulation was significantly inhibited by Zanthoxyli Fructus water extract (ZF) in mucosal-type murine bone marrow-derived mast cells (mBMMCs).Furthermore, ZF inhibited allergic symptoms in an ovalbumin-caused murine FA model and decreased the number of infiltrating mucosal mast cells and the enhanced mRNA expression levels of IL-4 and Sphk1 in the FA mice colons.These results indicate that ZF suppresses mucosal mast cell activities mainly through Sphk1-dependent mechanism, and ZF is utilized for the development of a novel, potent anti-FA agent.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, 2630 Sugitani, Toyama 930-0194, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Food allergy (FA) is relatively a common disease in infants, but effective drug therapies are not yet available. Notably, mucosal mast cells, but not connective-tissue mast cells, play important roles in food allergic reactions via the release of inflammatory mediators. Therefore, we screened medicinal herb extracts for in vitro and in vivo antiallergic activity through inhibiting mucosal mast cell activation. As a result, both antigen-induced and calcium ionophore-induced degranulation was significantly inhibited by Zanthoxyli Fructus water extract (ZF) in mucosal-type murine bone marrow-derived mast cells (mBMMCs). ZF suppressed the antigen-induced [Ca(2+)](i) elevation and the antigen-enhanced mRNA expression of TNF-α, IL-4, and IL-13. The transcriptome and real-time PCR analyses revealed that ZF greatly decreased the antigen-enhanced expression level of sphingosine kinase 1 (Sphk1), which plays a key role in the FcεRI-mediated immune responses in mast cells. Furthermore, ZF inhibited allergic symptoms in an ovalbumin-caused murine FA model and decreased the number of infiltrating mucosal mast cells and the enhanced mRNA expression levels of IL-4 and Sphk1 in the FA mice colons. These results indicate that ZF suppresses mucosal mast cell activities mainly through Sphk1-dependent mechanism, and ZF is utilized for the development of a novel, potent anti-FA agent.

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