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Protocatechuic acid, a novel active substance against avian influenza virus H9N2 infection.

Ou C, Shi N, Yang Q, Zhang Y, Wu Z, Wang B, Compans RW, He C - PLoS ONE (2014)

Bottom Line: A significant body weight loss was found in the 20 mg/kg and 40 mg/kg PCA-treated and amantadine groups as compared to the control group.Neutrophil cells in BALF were significantly decreased while IFN-γ, IL-2, TNF-α and IL-6 decreased significantly at days 7 in the PCA-treated groups compared to the untreated group.Furthermore, a significantly decreased CD4+/CD8+ ratio and an increased proportion of CD19 cells were observed in the PCA-treated groups and amantadine-treated group compared to the untreated group.

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Affiliation: College of Animal Science, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang, China; Key Lab of Animal Epidemiology and Zoonosis, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

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Influenza virus H9N2 subtype has triggered co-infection with other infectious agents, resulting in huge economical losses in the poultry industry. Our current study aims to evaluate the antiviral activity of protocatechuic acid (PCA) against a virulent H9N2 strain in a mouse model. 120 BALB/c mice were divided into one control group, one untreated group, one 50 mg/kg amantadine hydrochloride-treated group and three PCA groups treated 12 hours post-inoculation with 40, 20 or 10 mg/kg PCA for 7 days. All the infected animals were inoculated intranasally with 0.2 ml of a A/Chicken/Hebei/4/2008(H9N2) inoculum. A significant body weight loss was found in the 20 mg/kg and 40 mg/kg PCA-treated and amantadine groups as compared to the control group. The 14 day survivals were 94.4%, 100% and 95% in the PCA-treated groups and 94.4% in the amantadine hydrochloride group, compared to less than 60% in the untreated group. Virus loads were less in the PCA-treated groups compared to the amantadine-treated or the untreated groups. Neutrophil cells in BALF were significantly decreased while IFN-γ, IL-2, TNF-α and IL-6 decreased significantly at days 7 in the PCA-treated groups compared to the untreated group. Furthermore, a significantly decreased CD4+/CD8+ ratio and an increased proportion of CD19 cells were observed in the PCA-treated groups and amantadine-treated group compared to the untreated group. Mice administered with PCA exhibited a higher survival rate and greater viral clearance associated with an inhibition of inflammatory cytokines and activation of CD8+ T cell subsets. PCA is a promising novel agent against bird flu infection in the poultry industry.

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The effect of PCA on T cell subsets and B cell in peripheral blood cells on days 7 and 14 of mice infected with influenza virus.A. ** Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the ratio of CD4+/CD8+ cells between the untreated group and all other groups on day 7, and a significant difference between PCA treated groups and the untreated group on day 14 (##, P<0.01; #, P<0.05). B. ** Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the proportions of CD19+ B cell subset between the untreated group and all other groups on day 7. The proportion of CD19+ B cell subset between PCA-treated groups and the untreated group on day 14 (##, P<0.01; #, P<0.05). C. *Indicates a statistical difference (P<0.05) in the proportions of CD3+ T cells between the treated or healthy groups and the untreated group on day 7. ##Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the proportions of CD3+ T cells when the 40 mg/kg PCA-treated group were compared to the untreated group on day 14.
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pone-0111004-g005: The effect of PCA on T cell subsets and B cell in peripheral blood cells on days 7 and 14 of mice infected with influenza virus.A. ** Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the ratio of CD4+/CD8+ cells between the untreated group and all other groups on day 7, and a significant difference between PCA treated groups and the untreated group on day 14 (##, P<0.01; #, P<0.05). B. ** Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the proportions of CD19+ B cell subset between the untreated group and all other groups on day 7. The proportion of CD19+ B cell subset between PCA-treated groups and the untreated group on day 14 (##, P<0.01; #, P<0.05). C. *Indicates a statistical difference (P<0.05) in the proportions of CD3+ T cells between the treated or healthy groups and the untreated group on day 7. ##Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the proportions of CD3+ T cells when the 40 mg/kg PCA-treated group were compared to the untreated group on day 14.

Mentions: The CD4+/CD8+ ratios of the untreated group were significantly greater than those of the corresponding control groups and all drug-treated groups on day 7 (P<0.01). On day 14, the ratio of CD4+/CD8+ decreased in the untreated group, but was still significantly higher compared to the 40 and 20 mg/kg PCA-treated groups (P<0.01) (Fig. 5A).


Protocatechuic acid, a novel active substance against avian influenza virus H9N2 infection.

Ou C, Shi N, Yang Q, Zhang Y, Wu Z, Wang B, Compans RW, He C - PLoS ONE (2014)

The effect of PCA on T cell subsets and B cell in peripheral blood cells on days 7 and 14 of mice infected with influenza virus.A. ** Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the ratio of CD4+/CD8+ cells between the untreated group and all other groups on day 7, and a significant difference between PCA treated groups and the untreated group on day 14 (##, P<0.01; #, P<0.05). B. ** Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the proportions of CD19+ B cell subset between the untreated group and all other groups on day 7. The proportion of CD19+ B cell subset between PCA-treated groups and the untreated group on day 14 (##, P<0.01; #, P<0.05). C. *Indicates a statistical difference (P<0.05) in the proportions of CD3+ T cells between the treated or healthy groups and the untreated group on day 7. ##Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the proportions of CD3+ T cells when the 40 mg/kg PCA-treated group were compared to the untreated group on day 14.
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pone-0111004-g005: The effect of PCA on T cell subsets and B cell in peripheral blood cells on days 7 and 14 of mice infected with influenza virus.A. ** Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the ratio of CD4+/CD8+ cells between the untreated group and all other groups on day 7, and a significant difference between PCA treated groups and the untreated group on day 14 (##, P<0.01; #, P<0.05). B. ** Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the proportions of CD19+ B cell subset between the untreated group and all other groups on day 7. The proportion of CD19+ B cell subset between PCA-treated groups and the untreated group on day 14 (##, P<0.01; #, P<0.05). C. *Indicates a statistical difference (P<0.05) in the proportions of CD3+ T cells between the treated or healthy groups and the untreated group on day 7. ##Indicates a statistically significant difference (P<0.01) in the proportions of CD3+ T cells when the 40 mg/kg PCA-treated group were compared to the untreated group on day 14.
Mentions: The CD4+/CD8+ ratios of the untreated group were significantly greater than those of the corresponding control groups and all drug-treated groups on day 7 (P<0.01). On day 14, the ratio of CD4+/CD8+ decreased in the untreated group, but was still significantly higher compared to the 40 and 20 mg/kg PCA-treated groups (P<0.01) (Fig. 5A).

Bottom Line: A significant body weight loss was found in the 20 mg/kg and 40 mg/kg PCA-treated and amantadine groups as compared to the control group.Neutrophil cells in BALF were significantly decreased while IFN-γ, IL-2, TNF-α and IL-6 decreased significantly at days 7 in the PCA-treated groups compared to the untreated group.Furthermore, a significantly decreased CD4+/CD8+ ratio and an increased proportion of CD19 cells were observed in the PCA-treated groups and amantadine-treated group compared to the untreated group.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Animal Science, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang, China; Key Lab of Animal Epidemiology and Zoonosis, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

ABSTRACT
Influenza virus H9N2 subtype has triggered co-infection with other infectious agents, resulting in huge economical losses in the poultry industry. Our current study aims to evaluate the antiviral activity of protocatechuic acid (PCA) against a virulent H9N2 strain in a mouse model. 120 BALB/c mice were divided into one control group, one untreated group, one 50 mg/kg amantadine hydrochloride-treated group and three PCA groups treated 12 hours post-inoculation with 40, 20 or 10 mg/kg PCA for 7 days. All the infected animals were inoculated intranasally with 0.2 ml of a A/Chicken/Hebei/4/2008(H9N2) inoculum. A significant body weight loss was found in the 20 mg/kg and 40 mg/kg PCA-treated and amantadine groups as compared to the control group. The 14 day survivals were 94.4%, 100% and 95% in the PCA-treated groups and 94.4% in the amantadine hydrochloride group, compared to less than 60% in the untreated group. Virus loads were less in the PCA-treated groups compared to the amantadine-treated or the untreated groups. Neutrophil cells in BALF were significantly decreased while IFN-γ, IL-2, TNF-α and IL-6 decreased significantly at days 7 in the PCA-treated groups compared to the untreated group. Furthermore, a significantly decreased CD4+/CD8+ ratio and an increased proportion of CD19 cells were observed in the PCA-treated groups and amantadine-treated group compared to the untreated group. Mice administered with PCA exhibited a higher survival rate and greater viral clearance associated with an inhibition of inflammatory cytokines and activation of CD8+ T cell subsets. PCA is a promising novel agent against bird flu infection in the poultry industry.

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