CCAAT-Enhancer Binding Protein Delta (C/EBPdelta) Protects Against Klebsiella pneumoniae-Induced Pulmonary Infection: Potential Role for Macrophage Migration
SourceThe Journal of Infectious Diseases, 206, 12, (2012), pp. 1826-35
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The Journal of Infectious Diseases
SubjectONCOL 3: Translational research
Mounting evidence suggests an important role for CCAAT-enhancer binding protein delta (C/EBPdelta) in the acute-phase response after bacterial infection. However, whether C/EBPdelta limits pneumonia remains elusive and is the aim of this study. Therefore, bacterial outgrowth, inflammatory responses, inflammatory cell influx, and survival were assessed in wild-type and C/EBPdelta(-/-) mice infected with Klebsiella pneumoniae via the airways. We showed that C/EBPdelta expression is highly induced in the lung during pulmonary infection and that Klebsiella-induced mortality was significantly increased among C/EBPdelta(-/-) mice. Bacterial loads and inflammatory responses were similar in wild-type and C/EBPdelta(-/-) mice early during infection, whereas bacterial loads were increased in C/EBPdelta(-/-) mice later during infection. Moreover, macrophage numbers were reduced in lungs of C/EBPdelta(-/-) mice. In vitro experiments showed that C/EBPdelta only slightly affects macrophage function. Our data thus show that C/EBPdelta contributes to host defense against Klebsiella-induced pneumonia and suggests that C/EBPdelta-dependent macrophage mobilization is a key mechanism.
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