Regulatory role of GSK3β in the activation of NF-κB and modulation of cytokine levels in burkholderia pseudomallei-infected PBMC isolated from streptozotocininduced diabetic animals

P. Maniam, Z. Nurul Aiezzah, R. Mohamed, Mohammed Noor Embi, Hasidah Mohd. Sidek

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Increased susceptibility of diabetics to melioidosis, a disease caused by the Burkholderia pseudomallei bacterium is believed to be attributed to dysfunction of the innate immune system. However, the underlying mechanism of the innate susceptibility is not well-understood. Glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK3β) plays an important role in the innate inflammatory response caused by bacterial pathogens. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of GSK3β inhibition by LiCl on levels of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines; and the activity of transcription factor NF-κB in B. pseudomallei-infected peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) derived from diabetic-induced and normal Sprague Dawley rats. In addition, the effects of LiCl on intracellular bacterial counts were also investigated. Infection of PBMC from diabetic and normal rats with B. pseudomallei resulted in elevated levels of cytokines (TNF-α, IL-12 and IL-10) and phosphorylation of NF-κB in both cell types. Intracellular bacterial counts decreased with time in both cell types during infection. However bacterial clearance was less prominent in diabetic PBMC. Burkholderia pseudomallei infection also caused inactivation (Ser9 phosphorylation) of GSK3β in normal PBMC, an effect absent in infected diabetic PBMC. Inhibition of GSK3β by LiCl lowered the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α and IL-12) in both normal and diabetic PBMC. Similarly, phosphorylated NF- κB (pNF-κB) levels in both cell types were decreased with LiCl treatment. Also, LiCl was able to significantly decrease the intracellular bacterial count in normal as well as diabetic PBMC. Interestingly, the levels of anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 in both normal and diabetic PBMC were further elevated with GSK3β inhibition. More importantly, GSK3β in infected diabetic PBMC was inactivated as in their non-diabetic counterparts upon LiCl treatment. Taken together, our results suggest that inhibition of dysregulated GSK3β in diabetic PBMC resulted in the inactivation of NF-κB and modulation of inflammatory cytokine levels. This is evidence that dysregulation of GSK3β is a contributing factor in the molecular basis of innate dysfunction and susceptibility of diabetic host to melioidosis infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-48
Number of pages13
JournalTropical Biomedicine
Volume32
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Burkholderia pseudomallei
Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3
Blood Cells
Cytokines
Bacterial Load
Melioidosis
Interleukin-12
Interleukin-10
Burkholderia Infections
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Infection
Phosphorylation
Sprague Dawley Rats
Immune System
Transcription Factors

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  • Parasitology

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Regulatory role of GSK3β in the activation of NF-κB and modulation of cytokine levels in burkholderia pseudomallei-infected PBMC isolated from streptozotocininduced diabetic animals. / Maniam, P.; Nurul Aiezzah, Z.; Mohamed, R.; Embi, Mohammed Noor; Mohd. Sidek, Hasidah.

In: Tropical Biomedicine, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2015, p. 36-48.

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