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Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi. 2009 Dec;17(12):915-20.

[Effect of interleukin 10 gene-modified bone marrow-derived liver stem cells transplantation on hepatic inflammatory response and liver regeneration in hepatic fibrosis rats].

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  • 1Digestive Department, the People's Hospital of Henan Province, Zhengzhou 450003, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To explore effect of interleukin 10 (IL-10) gene-modified bone marrow-derived liver stem cells (BDLSCs) transplantation on hepatic inflammatory response and liver regeneration in rats with liver fibrosis.

METHODS:

50 female Wistar rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: (1) control group: 10 rats were subcutaneously injected with olive oil for 8 weeks; (2) fibrosis groups: 16 rats were subcutaneously injected with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) for 8 weeks to induce liver fibrosis; (3) BDLSC group: 12 rats were subcutaneously injected with CCl4 for 8 weeks, and were transplanted with 2 x 10(5) BDLSC at week 4; (4) BDLSC/IL-10 group: 12 rats were subcutaneously injected with CCl4 for 8 weeks, and were transplanted with 2 x 10(5) IL-10 gene-modified BDLSC at week 4. IL-10 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFa) in liver tissues were detected by ELISA. HE stained liver tissues were observed under light microscope. The expression of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) was quantified by real-time RT-PCR, and the expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) was determined by immunohistochemistry.

RESULTS:

The ratio of IL-10/TNFa in fibrosis group (0.05+/-0.01) was lower than that in control group (0.26+/-0.04) (P < 0.01). Transplantation of untreated BDLSCs did not improve the ratio (P > 0.05), however, transplantation of IL-10 modified BDLSCs improved the ratio significantly (P < 0.01). Severe inflammatory response and fibrosis were observed in fibrosis group. Inflammatory response was alleviated to some extent in the BDLSC group, and the histopathology of BDLSC/IL-10 group was not significantly different from that of the control group. Compared to the control group, the expression of HGF mRNA and PCNA protein was increased in the fibrosis group (P < 0.01). The expression of HGF and PCNA was further increased by BDLSCs or IL-10 modified BDLSCs transplantation. Compared to BDLSCs, IL-10 gene-modified BDLSCs were more potent to induce the expression of HGF and PCNA.

CONCLUSION:

Transplantation of IL-10 gene-modified BDLSCs can alleviate hepatic inflammatory response and promote liver regeneration in hepatic fibrosis rats.

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