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Wip1-Deficient Neutrophils Significantly Promote Intestinal Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Mice

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 1 ]


J. Du, X. Shen, Y. Zhao, X. Hu, B. Sun, W. Guan, S. Li and Y. Zhao   Pages 100 - 108 ( 9 )


Wip1 is a serine/threonine protein phosphatase which plays a critical role in neutrophil development and maturation. In the present study, we used a neutrophildependent model of intestinal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury to identify the role of Wip1 in neutrophil function under the condition of oxidative stress and inflammation. Wip1- deficient mice displayed more severe intestinal I/R injury with increased infiltration of neutrophils and higher expression of chemokines like CXCL-1, CXCL-2 and CCL-2, as well as inflammatory cytokine like TNF-α and IL-17. Studies in Wip1KOa→WT full hematopoietic chimera mice showed that Wip1 intrinsically regulated the function of immune cells after intestinal I/R injury. Through adoptive transfer of neutrophils from WT mice or mice with deficiency of IL-17, IL-17/Wip1 or Wip1, we demonstrated that Wip1KO neutrophils produced more IL-17 and eventually led to more severe intestinal I/R injury. Thus, our findings identify Wip1 as an intrinsic negative regulator of neutrophil inflammation in intestinal I/R injury process.


Intestinal ischemia/reperfusion injury, neutrophils, IL-17A, Wip1.


(Y. Zhao), Transplantation Biology Research Division, State Key Laboratory of Biomembrane and Membrane Biotechnology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beichen West Road 1-5, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China.

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