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Respiratory innate immune proteins differentially modulate the neutrophil respiratory burst response to influenza A virus.

By M.R. White, E. Crouch, J. Vesona, P.J. Tacken, J.J. Batenburg, R. Leth-Larsen, U. Holmskov and K.L. Hartshorn


Oxidants and neutrophils contribute to lung injury during influenza A virus (IAV) infection. Surfactant protein (SP)-D plays a pivotal role in restricting IAV replication and inflammation in the first several days after infection. Despite its potent anti-inflammatory effects in vivo, preincubation of IAV with SP-D in vitro strongly increases neutrophil respiratory burst responses to the virus. Several factors are shown to modify this apparent proinflammatory effect of SP-D. Although multimeric forms of SP-D show dose-dependent augmentation of respiratory burst responses, trimeric, single-arm forms either show no effect or inhibit these responses. Furthermore, if neutrophils are preincubated with multimeric SP-D before IAV is added, oxidant responses to the virus are significantly reduced. The ability of SP-D to increase neutrophil uptake of IAV can be dissociated from enhancement of oxidant responses. Finally, several other innate immune proteins that bind to SP-D and/or IAV (i.e., SP-A, lung glycoprotein-340 or mucin) significantly reduce the ability of SP-D to promote neutrophil oxidant response. As a result, the net effect of bronchoalveolar lavage fluids is to increase neutrophil uptake of IAV while reducing the respiratory burst response to virus

Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1152/ajplung.00130.2005
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