활성 산소 조절을 통한 TLR 신호 전달 매개 염증 치료에 대한 연구
- 활성 산소 조절을 통한 TLR 신호 전달 매개 염증 치료에 대한 연구
- Other Titles
- The Study of ROS Regulation as a Therapeutic Target to TLR-mediated Inflammation
- Issue Date
- 2019. 8
- Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are essential factors of innate immune systems, but un-controlled inflammation triggered by oxidative stress is the cause of many inflammatory diseases. Especially, superoxide generation from NADPH oxidase (NOX) plays important roles in killing microbes in professional phagocytes. However, the exact regulation of this process remains unclear. In this dissertation, I demonstrate that negative regulators of cellular ROS generation from NOX are effective strategies against Toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated inflammatory responses.
In the first experiment, I show that the novel role of c-Src in cellular ROS generation through its binding to p47phox. c-Src inhibits the NOX complex assembly. Furthermore, I developed the c-Src-SH3 peptide conjugated with schizophyllan (SPG), which is a β-1,3-glucan. The SPG-SH3 peptide effectively inhibits NOX complex assembly and proinflammatory response in TLR stimulation. In mouse ROS-mediated diseases, the SPG-SH3 has a protective effect.
In the second experiment, I demonstrate the role of N8 peptide in ROS-mediated inflammatory responses. N8 peptide, an N-terminal 8-amino acid peptide derived from p22phox, can block p22phox-Rubicon interaction, that is an essential interaction for ROS production. Furthermore, I developed N8 peptide-mimetic small molecules, compound 1 and 2, through in silico virtual screening and structure modification. These molecules can block p22phox-Rubicon interaction and reduce inflammatory responses. Consequently, treatment with these molecules showed protective effects in acute inflammatory models, sepsis and colitis, and chronic inflammatory model, rheumatoid arthritis.
Therefore, these negative regulators are potential therapeutic agents for ROS-related inflammatory responses. For this reason, regulating ROS is a significant target for controlling the inflammatory response.
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