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Geunyeol Choi, Sun Wook Hwang
Progress of inflammation depends on the balance between two biological mechanisms: pro-inflammatory and pro-resolving processes. Many extracellular and intracellular molecular components including cytokines, growth factors, steroids, neurotransmitters, and lipidergic mediators and their receptors contribute to the two processes, generated from cellular participants during inflammation. Fatty acid-derived mediators are crucial in directing the inflammatory phase and orchestrating heterogeneous reactions of participants such as inflamed cells, innate immune cells, vascular components, innervating neurons, etc...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Romain A Colas, Jesmond Dalli, Nan Chiang, Iliyan Vlasakov, Julia M Sanger, Ian R Riley, Charles N Serhan
Maresin 1 (MaR1) is an immunoresolvent that governs resolution of acute inflammation, and its local metabolism in the context of infectious inflammation is of interest. In this study, we investigated the MaR1 metabolome in infectious exudates and its bioactions in regulating leukocyte responses in the context of bacterial infection. In Escherichia coli infectious exudates, MaR1 was temporally regulated with maximal levels at 4 h (2.2 ± 0.4 pg/lavage). In these exudates we also identified two novel products, and their structure elucidation gave 22-hydroxy-MaR1 and 14-oxo-MaR1...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Jesmond Dalli, Iliyan Vlasakov, Ian R Riley, Ana R Rodriguez, Bernd W Spur, Nicos A Petasis, Nan Chiang, Charles N Serhan
Macrophages are central in coordinating immune responses, tissue repair, and regeneration, with different subtypes being associated with inflammation-initiating and proresolving actions. We recently identified a family of macrophage-derived proresolving and tissue regenerative molecules coined maresin conjugates in tissue regeneration (MCTR). Herein, using lipid mediator profiling we identified MCTR in human serum, lymph nodes, and plasma and investigated MCTR biosynthetic pathways in human macrophages. With human recombinant enzymes, primary cells, and enantiomerically pure compounds we found that the synthetic maresin epoxide intermediate 13S,14S-eMaR (13S,14S-epoxy- 4Z,7Z,9E,11E,16Z,19Z-docosahexaenoic acid) was converted to MCTR1 (13R-glutathionyl, 14S-hydroxy-4Z,7Z,9E,11E,13R,14S,16Z,19Z-docosahexaenoic acid) by LTC4S and GSTM4...
October 25, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Ellen L Mozurkewich, Matthew Greenwood, Chelsea Clinton, Deborah Berman, Vivian Romero, Zora Djuric, Clifford Qualls, Karsten Gronert
The omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are precursors to immune regulatory and specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPM) of inflammation termed resolvins, maresins, and protectins. Evidence for lipid mediator formation in vivo can be gained through evaluation of their 5-lipoxygenase (LOX) and 15-LOX metabolic pathway precursors and downstream metabolites. We performed a secondary blood sample analysis from 60 participants in the Mothers, Omega-3, and Mental Health study to determine whether SPM and SPM precursors are augmented by dietary EPA- and DHA-rich fish oil supplementation compared to soy oil placebo...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Esther Titos, Bibiana Rius, Cristina López-Vicario, José Alcaraz-Quiles, Verónica García-Alonso, Aritz Lopategi, Jesmond Dalli, Juan José Lozano, Vicente Arroyo, Salvadora Delgado, Charles N Serhan, Joan Clària
Persistent activation of the innate immune system greatly influences the risk for developing metabolic complications associated with obesity. In this study, we explored the therapeutic potential of the specialized proresolving mediator (SPM) resolvin D1 (RvD1) to actively promote the resolution of inflammation in human visceral adipose tissue from obese (Ob) patients. Using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry-based metabololipidomic analysis, we identified unbalanced production of SPMs (i.e., D- and E-series resolvins, protectin D1, maresin 1, and lipoxins) with respect to inflammatory lipid mediators (i...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Lin Chen, Hong Liu, Yaxin Wang, Haifa Xia, Jie Gong, Bo Li, Shanglong Yao, You Shang
Previous reports showed that Maresin 1 (MaR1) possessed organ protection effects and could attenuate acute lung injury. Here, we aim to figure out whether MaR1 can maintain the permeability of lung epithelial cells by regulating the expression of tight junction protein during lung injury. Monolayer of murine lung epithelial cells was stimulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) with or without MaR1 and the permeability was evaluated. The expression of Claudin-1 and ZO-1 in lung epithelial cells was analyzed by immunofluorescence staining and western blotting...
December 2016: Inflammation
Valerio Chiurchiù, Alessandro Leuti, Jesmond Dalli, Anders Jacobsson, Luca Battistini, Mauro Maccarrone, Charles N Serhan
Resolution of inflammation is a finely regulated process mediated by specialized proresolving lipid mediators (SPMs), including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-derived resolvins and maresins. The immunomodulatory role of SPMs in adaptive immune cells is of interest. We report that D-series resolvins (resolvin D1 and resolvin D2) and maresin 1 modulate adaptive immune responses in human peripheral blood lymphocytes. These lipid mediators reduce cytokine production by activated CD8(+) T cells and CD4(+) T helper 1 (TH1) and TH17 cells but do not modulate T cell inhibitory receptors or abrogate their capacity to proliferate...
August 24, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
Joana R Viola, Patricia Lemnitzer, Yvonne Jansen, Gergely Csaba, Carla Winter, Carlos Neideck, Carlos Silvestre-Roig, Gunnar Dittmar, Yvonne Döring, Maik Drechsler, Christian Weber, Ralf Zimmer, Nicolas Cenac, Oliver Soehnlein
RATIONALE: Atheroprogression is a consequence of nonresolved inflammation, and currently a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms preventing resolution is missing. However, in acute inflammation, resolution is known to be orchestrated by a switch from inflammatory to resolving lipid mediators. Therefore, we hypothesized that lesional lipid mediator imbalance favors atheroprogression. OBJECTIVE: To understand the lipid mediator balance during atheroprogression and to establish an interventional strategy based on the delivery of resolving lipid mediators...
October 14, 2016: Circulation Research
Trond V Hansen, Jesmond Dalli, Charles N Serhan
The n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are substrates for lipoxygenases and cyclooxygenases. During inflammatory processes, these enzymes form several distinct families of oxygenated polyunsaturated fatty acids coined specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators. Structural elucidation of these natural products using LC-MS/MS based metabololipidomics with the pico- to nanogram amounts of biosynthetic material available have been performed. The specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators display stereospecific and potent anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving actions...
2016: RSC Advances
James F Markworth, Gunveen Kaur, Eliza G Miller, Amy E Larsen, Andrew J Sinclair, Krishna Rao Maddipati, David Cameron-Smith
In contrast to the well-characterized effects of specialized proresolving lipid mediators (SPMs) derived from eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), little is known about the metabolic fate of the intermediary long-chain (LC) n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) docosapentaenoic acid (DPA). In this double blind crossover study, shifts in circulating levels of n-3 and n-6 PUFA-derived bioactive lipid mediators were quantified by an unbiased liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry lipidomic approach...
November 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Olivier Friedli, Stefan Freigang
Inflammation represents a powerful innate immune response that defends tissue homeostasis. However, the appropriate termination of inflammatory processes is essential to prevent the development of chronic inflammatory disorders. The resolution of inflammation is actively induced by specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators, which include eicosanoids, resolvins, protectins and maresins. The responsible pro-resolution pathways have emerged as promising targets for anti-inflammatory therapies since they mitigate excessive inflammation without compromising the anti-microbial defenses of the host...
July 12, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Honggang Wang, Peiliang Shi, Chuanjiang Huang, Qinghong Liu
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) suffer from anemia, which is prevalently caused by iron deficiency. Maresin 1 (MaR1) is a novel docosahexaenoic acid-derived pro-resolving agent that promotes the resolution of inflammation. The aim of the present study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of MaR1 on iron-deficient anemia in IL-10 knockout (IL-10(-/-)) mice with spontaneous chronic colitis. METHODS: IL-10(-/-) mice of 16 weeks of age with established colitis were used for the experiments with MaR1 treatment for 2 weeks...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
Jesmond Dalli, Charles Serhan
Macrophages and neutrophils orchestrate acute inflammation and host defense as well as the resolution phase and return to homeostasis. In this article, we review the contribution of macrophages to local lipid mediator (LM) levels and the regulation of macrophage LM profiles by polymorphonuclear neutrophils and neutrophil-derived microparticles. We carried out LM metabololipidomics, profiling distinct phagocytes: neutrophils (PMNs), apoptotic PMNs, and macrophages. Efferocytosis increased specialized proresolving mediator (SPM) biosynthesis, including resolvin D1 (RvD1), RvD2, and RvE2, which were further elevated by PMN microparticles...
June 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
Kosaku Murakami
  While arachidonic acid (AA), which is classified into n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), has been mainly recognized as a substrate of pro-inflammatory mediators, eicosapentaenoic acid or docosahexaenoic acid, which are classified into n-3 PUFA, is currently identified as substrates of mediators inducing resolution of inflammation, namely pro-resolving mediators (SPM). As with any other pathological conditions, it is gradually elucidated that SPMs contributes a certain effect on joint inflammation. In osteoarthritis (OA), Lipid fractions extracted from adipocytes, especially in infrapatellar fat pad rather than subcutaneous tissue induce T cell skewing for producing IFN-γ or decrease the production of IL-12p40 from macrophages...
2016: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
Christopher Beermann, Sandy Neumann, Daniela Fußbroich, Stefan Zielen, Ralf Schubert
Allergic bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways with an increasing incidence in Western societies. Exposure to allergens provokes recurrent attacks of breathlessness, airway hyperreactivity, wheezing, and coughing. For the early phase and milder forms of allergic asthma, dietary supplementation with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA), predominantly fish oil-associated eicosapentaenoic (C20:5 ω-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6 ω-3), and distinct crop oil-derived fatty acids might provide a sustainable treatment strategy, as discussed in several studies...
November 2016: Nutrition
Anne E Barden, Mahin Moghaddami, Emilie Mas, Michael Phillips, Leslie G Cleland, Trevor A Mori
INTRODUCTION: Specialised pro-resolving mediators (SPM) are derived from n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3FA). They promote resolution of inflammation and may contribute to the beneficial effects of n-3FA in patients with arthritis. This study compared SPM in knee effusions and plasma of patients with arthritis taking n-3FA, and plasma of healthy volunteers taking n-3FA. METHODS: Thirty six patients taking n-3FA undergoing arthrocentesis for an inflammatory knee effusion and 36 healthy volunteers who had taken n-3FA (2...
April 2016: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
Wenjing Xian, Yan Wu, Wei Xiong, Longyan Li, Tong Li, Shangwen Pan, Limin Song, Lisha Hu, Lei Pei, Shanglong Yao, You Shang
Inflammation plays a crucial role in acute ischemic stroke pathogenesis. Macrophage-derived Maresin 1 (MaR1) is a newly uncovered mediator with potent anti-inflammatory abilities. Here, we investigated the effect of MaR1 on acute inflammation and neuroprotection in a mouse brain ischemia reperfusion (I/R) model. Male C57 mice were subjected to 1-h middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and reperfusion. By the methods of 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride, haematoxylin and eosin or Fluoro-Jade B staining, neurological deficits scoring, ELISA detection, immunofluorescence assay and western blot analysis, we found that intracerebroventricular injection of MaR1 significantly reduced the infarct volume and neurological defects, essentially protected the brain tissue and neurons from injury, alleviated pro-inflammatory reactions and NF-κB p65 activation and nuclear translocation...
March 25, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Jesmond Dalli, Julia M Sanger, Ana R Rodriguez, Nan Chiang, Bernd W Spur, Charles N Serhan
Maresin conjugates in tissue regeneration (MCTR) are a new family of evolutionarily conserved chemical signals that orchestrate host responses to promote tissue regeneration and resolution of infections. Herein, we identified the novel MCTR3 and established rank order potencies and matched the stereochemistries of MCTR1, MCTR2 and MCTR3 using material prepared by total organic synthesis and mediators isolated from both mouse and human systems. MCTR3 was produced from endogenous substrate by E. coli activated human macrophages and identified in sepsis patients...
2016: PloS One
Ruidong Li, Yaxin Wang, Ende Zhao, Ke Wu, Wei Li, Liang Shi, Di Wang, Gengchen Xie, Yuping Yin, Meizhou Deng, Peng Zhang, Kaixiong Tao
Maresin 1 (MaR 1) was recently reported to have protective properties in several different animal models of acute inflammation by inhibiting inflammatory response. However, its function in acute liver injury is still unknown. To address this question, we induced liver injury in BALB/c mice with intraperitoneal injection of carbon tetrachloride with or without treatment of MaR 1. Our data showed that MaR 1 attenuated hepatic injury, oxidative stress, and lipid peroxidation induced by carbon tetrachloride, as evidenced by increased thiobarbituric acid reactive substances and reactive oxygen species levels were inhibited by treatment of MaR 1...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Zhen Gu, Gwyneth J Lamont, Richard J Lamont, Silvia M Uriarte, Huizhi Wang, David A Scott
Pro-resolving, docosahexaenoic acid-derived mediators have recently emerged as important potential therapeutic agents for the amelioration of complications arising from inflammation, such as vascular disease, asthma, acute lung injury and colitis. While resolvin D1 (RVD1), resolvin D2 (RVD2) and maresin 1 (MaR1) are established pro-resolvins, their mechanisms of action remain unclear. Here we show that, in LPS-stimulated primary human monocytes, RVD1, RVD2 and MaR1 each suppress the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF, IL-1β, IL-8) and the innate/adaptive bridging cytokine, IL-12 p40, while simultaneously augmenting the production of the anti-inflammatory cytokine, IL-10...
April 2016: Innate Immunity
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