Deoxynivalenol, but not E.coli lipopolysaccharide, changes the response pattern of intestinal porcine epithelial cells (IPEC-J2) according to its route of application

Klüß, Jeannette GND; Kahlert, S.; Kröber, A.; Diesing, A.-K.; Rothkötter, H.-J.; Wimmers, K.; Dänicke, Sven GND

The porcine intestinal epithelium is a primary target for mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) and lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Although epithelial cells are exposed to these toxins mainly from the luminal-chyme compartment an exposure from the blood side resulting from systemic absorption cannot be excluded. Thus, we investigated the effect of DON and LPS, alone or combined, on porcine intestinal epithelial cells IPEC-J2 on a transcriptional, translational and functional level when administered either from apical or basolateral. IPEC‑J2 cells were cultured on 12-well inserts in complete medium at 5 % CO2 and 39 °C and subjected to following treatments: control (CON), 2000 ng/mL DON, 1 μg/mL LPS or DON+LPS for 72 hours, either from apical or basolateral. Transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER), protein and IL-8 content were measured and microarray analysis, qRT-PCR (IL-8, zonula occludens-1 ZO-1, ß-actin), Western Blot (ZO-1, ß-actin) and immunofluorescence (ZO-1) were performed. Data of at least three independent experiments were analysed with ANOVA and Dunnett's post hoc test. Basolateral DON resulted in significantly lower cell counts (p<0.05) with larger cells (p<0.01), whereas apical DON reduced total (p<0.001) and specific protein content (IL8 content CON vs. DON: 2378 pg/3 mL vs. 991 pg/3 mL; p<0.001). Transcripts of ß‑actin and ZO‑1 were significantly upregulated in response to DON, irrespective of direction, whereas IL-8 mRNA remained unaffected. However, ZO-1 spatial distribution in the tight junction and its function (TEER) were detrimentally affected by basolateral DON only. In conclusion, direction of DON exposure affected IPEC-J2 differently on a translational and functional level, but was mainly inconsequential on a transcriptional level.

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Klüß, Jeannette / Kahlert, S. / Kröber, A. / et al: Deoxynivalenol, but not E.coli lipopolysaccharide, changes the response pattern of intestinal porcine epithelial cells (IPEC-J2) according to its route of application. 2015.

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