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The Anti-inflammatory Cytokine, Interleukin (IL)-10, Blocks the Inhibitory Effect of IL-1β on Long Term Potentiation

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The Anti-inflammatory Cytokine, Interleukin (IL)-10, Blocks the Inhibitory Effect of IL-1β on Long Term Potentiation
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Journal of Biological Chemistry, December 2001
DOI 10.1074/jbc.m108757200
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Áine Kelly, Aileen Lynch, Emily Vereker, Yvonne Nolan, Patrice Queenan, Elizabeth Whittaker, Luke A.J. O'Neill, Marina A. Lynch


Several effects of the proinflammatory cytokine, interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta), have been described in the central nervous system, and one area of the brain where marked changes have been reported is the hippocampus. Among these changes are an IL-1 beta-induced inhibition of long term potentiation (LTP) in perforant path-granule cell synapses and an attenuation of glutamate release in synaptosomes prepared from the hippocampus. Evidence suggests that, at least in circulating cells, the anti-inflammatory cytokine, IL-10, antagonizes certain effects of IL-1. We investigated the effect of IL-10 on IL-1 beta-induced inhibition of LTP and glutamate release. The evidence presented indicates that IL-1 beta stimulates the stress-activated protein kinase, c-Jun-activated protein kinase (JNK), and IL-1 receptor-associated kinase, which may explain its inhibitory effect on release and LTP, and that IL-10 reversed the IL-1 beta-induced stimulation of JNK activity and inhibition of release and LTP. We observed that IL-10 abrogated the stimulatory effect of IL-1 beta on superoxide dismutase activity and reactive oxygen species production, whereas the H(2)O(2)-induced inhibition of LTP was also blocked by IL-10. We present evidence that suggests that the action of IL-10 may be mediated by its ability to induce shedding of the IL-1 type I receptor.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
India 1 2%
Russia 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 61 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 26%
Student > Postgraduate 7 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 11%
Professor 7 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 18 27%
Unknown 5 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 23%
Neuroscience 11 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 11 17%