by Zafra, Ma Paz, Mazzeo, Carla, Gámez, Cristina, Rodriguez Marco, Ainara, de Zulueta, Ana, Sanz, Veronica, Bilbao, Izaskun, Ruiz-Cabello, Jesus, Zubeldia, Jose M and del Pozo, Victoria
Abstract:
Suppresors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) proteins regulate cytokine responses and control immune balance. Several studies have confirmed that SOCS3 is increased in asthmatic patients, and SOCS3 expression is correlated with disease severity. The objective of this study was to evaluate if delivering of SOCS3 short interfering RNA (siRNA) intranasally in lungs could be a good therapeutic approach in an asthma chronic mouse model. Our results showed that intranasal treatment with SOCS3-siRNA led to an improvement in the eosinophil count and the normalization of hyperresponsiveness to methacholine. Concomitantly, this treatment resulted in an improvement in mucus secretion, a reduction in lung collagen, which are prominent features of airway remodeling. The mechanism implies JAK/STAT and RhoA/Rho-kinase signaling pathway, because we found a decreasing in STAT3 phosphorylation status and down regulation of RhoA/Rho-kinase protein expression. These results might lead to a new therapy for the treatment of chronic asthma.
Reference:
Gene silencing of SOCS3 by siRNA intranasal delivery inhibits asthma phenotype in mice. (Zafra, Ma Paz, Mazzeo, Carla, Gámez, Cristina, Rodriguez Marco, Ainara, de Zulueta, Ana, Sanz, Veronica, Bilbao, Izaskun, Ruiz-Cabello, Jesus, Zubeldia, Jose M and del Pozo, Victoria), In PLoS ONE, volume 9, 2014.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{zafra_gene_2014,
	title = {Gene silencing of {SOCS3} by {siRNA} intranasal delivery inhibits asthma phenotype in mice.},
	volume = {9},
	url = {http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0091996},
	doi = {10.1371/journal.pone.0091996},
	abstract = {Suppresors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) proteins regulate cytokine responses and control immune balance. Several studies have confirmed that SOCS3 is increased in asthmatic patients, and SOCS3 expression is correlated with disease severity. The objective of this study was to evaluate if delivering of SOCS3 short interfering RNA (siRNA) intranasally in lungs could be a good therapeutic approach in an asthma chronic mouse model. Our results showed that intranasal treatment with SOCS3-siRNA led to an improvement in the eosinophil count and the normalization of hyperresponsiveness to methacholine. Concomitantly, this treatment resulted in an improvement in mucus secretion, a reduction in lung collagen, which are prominent features of airway remodeling. The mechanism implies JAK/STAT and RhoA/Rho-kinase signaling pathway, because we found a decreasing in STAT3 phosphorylation status and down regulation of RhoA/Rho-kinase protein expression. These results might lead to a new therapy for the treatment of chronic asthma.},
	language = {English},
	number = {3},
	journal = {PLoS ONE},
	author = {Zafra, Ma Paz and Mazzeo, Carla and Gámez, Cristina and Rodriguez Marco, Ainara and de Zulueta, Ana and Sanz, Veronica and Bilbao, Izaskun and Ruiz-Cabello, Jesus and Zubeldia, Jose M and del Pozo, Victoria},
	year = {2014},
	pmid = {24637581},
	pmcid = {PMC3956882},
	note = {Publisher: Public Library of Science},
	pages = {e91996}
}