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The Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Arachidonic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid Induce Mouse Dendritic Cells Maturation but Reduce T-Cell Responses In Vitro.

Carlsson JA, Wold AE, Sandberg AS, Östman SM - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: Here, we measured the effects of omega-3 (n-3), n-6 and n-9 fatty acids on the interaction between dendritic cells (DCs) and naïve T cells.Fatty acids were taken up by the DCs, as shown by gas chromatography analysis.However, fewer T cells co-cultured with these DCs proliferated (CellTrace Violet low) and expressed CD69 or CD25, while more were necrotic (7AAD+).

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Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Biomedicine, the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) might regulate T-cell activation and lineage commitment. Here, we measured the effects of omega-3 (n-3), n-6 and n-9 fatty acids on the interaction between dendritic cells (DCs) and naïve T cells. Spleen DCs from BALB/c mice were cultured in vitro with ovalbumin (OVA) with 50 μM fatty acids; α-linolenic acid, arachidonic acid (AA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), linoleic acid or oleic acid and thereafter OVA-specific DO11.10 T cells were added to the cultures. Fatty acids were taken up by the DCs, as shown by gas chromatography analysis. After culture with arachidonic acid or DHA CD11c+ CD11b+ and CD11c+ CD11bneg DCs expressed more CD40, CD80, CD83, CD86 and PDL-1, while IAd remained unchanged. However, fewer T cells co-cultured with these DCs proliferated (CellTrace Violet low) and expressed CD69 or CD25, while more were necrotic (7AAD+). We noted an increased proportion of T cells with a regulatory T cell (Treg) phenotype, i.e., when gating on CD4+ FoxP3+ CTLA-4+, CD4+ FoxP3+ Helios+ or CD4+ FoxP3+ PD-1+, in co-cultures with arachidonic acid- or DHA-primed DCs relative to control cultures. The proportion of putative Tregs was inversely correlated to T-cell proliferation, indicating a suppressive function of these cells. With arachidonic acid DCs produced higher levels of prostaglandin E2 while T cells produced lower amounts of IL-10 and IFNγ. In conclusion arachidonic acid and DHA induced up-regulation of activation markers on DCs. However arachidonic acid- and DHA-primed DCs reduced T-cell proliferation and increased the proportion of T cells expressing FoxP3, indicating that these fatty acids can promote induction of regulatory T cells.

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Fatty acid uptake by dendritic cells (DCs).DC cultures were supplemented with fatty acids (50 μM); arachidonic acid (AA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or oleic acid (OA) for 3 days and thereafter the cells were analyzed by gas chromatography. The proportion of (A) oleic acid, (B) arachidonic acid and (C) DHA of all lipid content in the cells. Black dots denote samples supplemented with fatty acid while white dots with black borders denote control (ethanol only). Horizontal solid black lines show median value. The median from the control group has been extended with a dotted line for easy comparison to the other groups. Statistical mean difference was compared to the control group. p-values: ** <0.01, *** <0.001, **** <0.0001.
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pone.0143741.g001: Fatty acid uptake by dendritic cells (DCs).DC cultures were supplemented with fatty acids (50 μM); arachidonic acid (AA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or oleic acid (OA) for 3 days and thereafter the cells were analyzed by gas chromatography. The proportion of (A) oleic acid, (B) arachidonic acid and (C) DHA of all lipid content in the cells. Black dots denote samples supplemented with fatty acid while white dots with black borders denote control (ethanol only). Horizontal solid black lines show median value. The median from the control group has been extended with a dotted line for easy comparison to the other groups. Statistical mean difference was compared to the control group. p-values: ** <0.01, *** <0.001, **** <0.0001.

Mentions: CD11c+ DCs, isolated from the spleen of BALB/c mice, were cultured for 3 days with different fatty acids in the cell culture medium. Supplementation of arachidonic acid, DHA or oleic acid in the culture medium was reflected in the fatty acid content of the DCs. When measured as proportion of the cells’ total amounts of fatty acids, the levels of oleic acid increased, from mean 12.7% to 33.2%, (p< 0.0001, Fig 1A) when added to the cell culture medium. Arachidonic acid changed from mean 7.0% to 8.7%, (p = 0.5253, Fig 1B) and DHA from mean 0.9% to 2.4%, (p = 0.7716, Fig 1C) but these changes did not reach statistical significance.


The Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Arachidonic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid Induce Mouse Dendritic Cells Maturation but Reduce T-Cell Responses In Vitro.

Carlsson JA, Wold AE, Sandberg AS, Östman SM - PLoS ONE (2015)

Fatty acid uptake by dendritic cells (DCs).DC cultures were supplemented with fatty acids (50 μM); arachidonic acid (AA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or oleic acid (OA) for 3 days and thereafter the cells were analyzed by gas chromatography. The proportion of (A) oleic acid, (B) arachidonic acid and (C) DHA of all lipid content in the cells. Black dots denote samples supplemented with fatty acid while white dots with black borders denote control (ethanol only). Horizontal solid black lines show median value. The median from the control group has been extended with a dotted line for easy comparison to the other groups. Statistical mean difference was compared to the control group. p-values: ** <0.01, *** <0.001, **** <0.0001.
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pone.0143741.g001: Fatty acid uptake by dendritic cells (DCs).DC cultures were supplemented with fatty acids (50 μM); arachidonic acid (AA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or oleic acid (OA) for 3 days and thereafter the cells were analyzed by gas chromatography. The proportion of (A) oleic acid, (B) arachidonic acid and (C) DHA of all lipid content in the cells. Black dots denote samples supplemented with fatty acid while white dots with black borders denote control (ethanol only). Horizontal solid black lines show median value. The median from the control group has been extended with a dotted line for easy comparison to the other groups. Statistical mean difference was compared to the control group. p-values: ** <0.01, *** <0.001, **** <0.0001.
Mentions: CD11c+ DCs, isolated from the spleen of BALB/c mice, were cultured for 3 days with different fatty acids in the cell culture medium. Supplementation of arachidonic acid, DHA or oleic acid in the culture medium was reflected in the fatty acid content of the DCs. When measured as proportion of the cells’ total amounts of fatty acids, the levels of oleic acid increased, from mean 12.7% to 33.2%, (p< 0.0001, Fig 1A) when added to the cell culture medium. Arachidonic acid changed from mean 7.0% to 8.7%, (p = 0.5253, Fig 1B) and DHA from mean 0.9% to 2.4%, (p = 0.7716, Fig 1C) but these changes did not reach statistical significance.

Bottom Line: Here, we measured the effects of omega-3 (n-3), n-6 and n-9 fatty acids on the interaction between dendritic cells (DCs) and naïve T cells.Fatty acids were taken up by the DCs, as shown by gas chromatography analysis.However, fewer T cells co-cultured with these DCs proliferated (CellTrace Violet low) and expressed CD69 or CD25, while more were necrotic (7AAD+).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Biomedicine, the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

ABSTRACT
Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) might regulate T-cell activation and lineage commitment. Here, we measured the effects of omega-3 (n-3), n-6 and n-9 fatty acids on the interaction between dendritic cells (DCs) and naïve T cells. Spleen DCs from BALB/c mice were cultured in vitro with ovalbumin (OVA) with 50 μM fatty acids; α-linolenic acid, arachidonic acid (AA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), linoleic acid or oleic acid and thereafter OVA-specific DO11.10 T cells were added to the cultures. Fatty acids were taken up by the DCs, as shown by gas chromatography analysis. After culture with arachidonic acid or DHA CD11c+ CD11b+ and CD11c+ CD11bneg DCs expressed more CD40, CD80, CD83, CD86 and PDL-1, while IAd remained unchanged. However, fewer T cells co-cultured with these DCs proliferated (CellTrace Violet low) and expressed CD69 or CD25, while more were necrotic (7AAD+). We noted an increased proportion of T cells with a regulatory T cell (Treg) phenotype, i.e., when gating on CD4+ FoxP3+ CTLA-4+, CD4+ FoxP3+ Helios+ or CD4+ FoxP3+ PD-1+, in co-cultures with arachidonic acid- or DHA-primed DCs relative to control cultures. The proportion of putative Tregs was inversely correlated to T-cell proliferation, indicating a suppressive function of these cells. With arachidonic acid DCs produced higher levels of prostaglandin E2 while T cells produced lower amounts of IL-10 and IFNγ. In conclusion arachidonic acid and DHA induced up-regulation of activation markers on DCs. However arachidonic acid- and DHA-primed DCs reduced T-cell proliferation and increased the proportion of T cells expressing FoxP3, indicating that these fatty acids can promote induction of regulatory T cells.

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