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|Title:||IL-5-overexpressing mice exhibit eosinophilia and altered wound healing through mechanisms involving prolonged inflammation|
|Citation:||Immunology and Cell Biology, 2009; 87(2):131-140|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Publishing Asia|
|Victoria D Leitch. Xanthe L Strudwick, Klaus I Matthaei, Lindsay A Dent and Allison J Cowin.|
|Abstract:||Leucocytes are essential in healing wounds and are predominantly involved in the inflammatory and granulation stages of wound repair. Eosinophils are granulocytic leucocytes and are specifically regulated by interleukin-5 (IL-5), a cytokine produced by T helper 2 (Th2) cells. To characterize more clearly the role of the IL-5 and eosinophils in the wound healing process, IL-5-overexpressing and IL-5-deficient mice were used as models of eosinophilia and eosinophil depletion, respectively. Our results reveal a significantly altered inflammatory response between IL-5-overexpressing and IL-5 knockout mice post-wounding. Healing was significantly delayed in IL-5-overexpressing mice with wounds gaping wider and exhibiting impaired re-epithelialization. A delay in collagen deposition was observed suggesting a direct effect on matrix synthesis. A significant increase in inflammatory cell infiltration, particularly eosinophils and CD4+ cells, one of the main cell types which secrete IL-5, was observed in IL-5-overexpressing mice wounds suggesting that one of the main roles of IL-5 in wound repair may be to promote the infiltration of eosinophils into healing wounds. Healing is delayed in IL-5-overexpressing mice and this corresponds to significantly increased levels of eosinophils and CD4+ cells within the wound site that may contribute to and exacerbate the inflammatory response, resulting in detrimental wound repair.|
|Keywords:||wound; eosinophil; IL-5|
|Appears in Collections:||Molecular and Biomedical Science publications|
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