Type

Journal Article

Authors

Cormac T Taylor
Murtaza M Tambuwala
Glen A Doherty
Ivan S Coulter
Catherine R Rowan
Eric Brown
Mohammed N Khan
Doug N Halligan

Subjects

Biochemistry

Topics
disease progression hypoxia inducible factor cell apoptosis inflammatory bowel disease barrier function anti inflammatory dextran sulfate immune system

Hypoxia-inducible factor hydroxylase inhibition enhances the protective effects of cyclosporine in colitis. (2019)

Abstract Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by epithelial barrier dysfunction with resultant inflammation as the mucosal immune system becomes exposed to luminal antigens. The hydroxylase inhibitor dimethyloxalylglycine (DMOG) reduces symptoms in experimental colitis through the upregulation of genes promoting barrier function and inhibition of epithelial cell apoptosis. The immunosuppressive drug cyclosporine reduces inflammation associated with IBD via suppression of immune cell activation. Given the distinct barrier protective effect of DMOG and the anti-inflammatory properties of cyclosporine, we hypothesized that combining these drugs may provide an enhanced protective effect by targeting both barrier dysfunction and inflammation simultaneously. We used the dextran sulfate sodium model of colitis in C57BL/6 mice to determine the combinatorial efficacy of cyclosporine and DMOG. While cyclosporine and DMOG ameliorated disease progression, in combination they had an additive protective effect that surpassed the level of protection afforded by either drug alone. The ability of DMOG to augment the anti-inflammatory effects of cyclosporine was largely due to preservation of barrier function and at least in part due to zonula occludens-1 regulation. We propose that combining the barrier protective effects of a hydroxylase inhibitor with the anti-inflammatory effects of cyclosporine provides added therapeutic benefit in colitis.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Cormac T Taylor, Murtaza M Tambuwala, Glen A Doherty, Ivan S Coulter, Catherine R Rowan, Eric Brown, Mohammed N Khan, Doug N Halligan

Experts in our system

1
Cormac T. Taylor
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 110
 
2
Murtaza M. Tambuwala
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 12
 
3
Glen A Doherty
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 57
 
4
Ivan S Coulter
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 4
 
5
Eric Brown
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 3
 
6
Doug N Halligan
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 4