1 Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria are sensed by Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 and TLR2, respectively. TLR4 recruits MyD88 and TRIF, whereas TLR2 recruits MyD88 without TRIF. NOSII and TNF alpha are central genes in innate immunity and are thought to be differentially regulated by the MyD88 versus TRIF signalling pathways. Here, we have used Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus, Gram-negative Escherichia coli and highly selective TLR ligands to establish the precise relationship between TLR2, TLR1, TLR6 and TLR4 for NOSII versus TNFa induction. 2 In murine macrophages at 24 h, E. coli or LPS (TLR4) induced NO and TNFa release. In contrast, S. aureus (TLR2/TLR1/TLR6) or Pam(3)CSK4 (TLR2/TLR1), or FSL-1 and LTA (TLR2/TLR6) induced TNFa without an effect on NO. 3 At later time points (48-72 h), S. aureus induced NO release. The ability of S. aureus, but not E. coli or LPS, to induce NO release was inhibited by anti-TNF alpha-binding antibodies. 4 At 24 h, LPS synergised with TLR2 ligands to induce NO release and NOSII protein expression. LPS also induced the expression of TLR2 gene expression without affecting levels of TLR4. 5 Using cells from TLR2(-/-) or TLR4(-/-) mice, the ability of LPS to synergise with S. aureus or Pam3CSK4 was found to be dependent on both TLR2 and TLR4. 6 These observations are the first to clearly delineate the role of separately activating TLR2 and TLR4 in the induction of NOSII and TNFa genes compared with their coinduction when both receptor pathways are activated.

Differential effects of Gram positive versus Gram negative bacteria on NOSII and TNF-a in macrophages: role of TLRs in synergy between the two.

SORRENTINO, ROSALINDA;
2006

Abstract

1 Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria are sensed by Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 and TLR2, respectively. TLR4 recruits MyD88 and TRIF, whereas TLR2 recruits MyD88 without TRIF. NOSII and TNF alpha are central genes in innate immunity and are thought to be differentially regulated by the MyD88 versus TRIF signalling pathways. Here, we have used Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus, Gram-negative Escherichia coli and highly selective TLR ligands to establish the precise relationship between TLR2, TLR1, TLR6 and TLR4 for NOSII versus TNFa induction. 2 In murine macrophages at 24 h, E. coli or LPS (TLR4) induced NO and TNFa release. In contrast, S. aureus (TLR2/TLR1/TLR6) or Pam(3)CSK4 (TLR2/TLR1), or FSL-1 and LTA (TLR2/TLR6) induced TNFa without an effect on NO. 3 At later time points (48-72 h), S. aureus induced NO release. The ability of S. aureus, but not E. coli or LPS, to induce NO release was inhibited by anti-TNF alpha-binding antibodies. 4 At 24 h, LPS synergised with TLR2 ligands to induce NO release and NOSII protein expression. LPS also induced the expression of TLR2 gene expression without affecting levels of TLR4. 5 Using cells from TLR2(-/-) or TLR4(-/-) mice, the ability of LPS to synergise with S. aureus or Pam3CSK4 was found to be dependent on both TLR2 and TLR4. 6 These observations are the first to clearly delineate the role of separately activating TLR2 and TLR4 in the induction of NOSII and TNFa genes compared with their coinduction when both receptor pathways are activated.
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