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The secretion function of intestinal graft is one of the most important factors for successful intestinal transplantation. Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator CFTR mediates HCO3- and Cl- secretions in intestinal epithelial cells. In this study, we made investigation on the expression and function of CFTR in an experimental model of murine small intestinal transplantation. Heterotopic intestinal transplantations were performed in syngeneic mice. The mRNA and protein expressions of CFTR were analyzed by real time PCR and western blot. Murine intestinal mucosal HCO3- and Cl- secretions were examined in vitro in Ussing chambers by the pH stat and short circuit current Isc techniques. The results showed that forskolin, an activator of CFTR, stimulated jejunal mucosal epithelial HCO3- and Cl- secretions in mice, but forskolin-stimulated HCO3- and Cl- secretions in donor and recipient jejunal mucosae of mice after heterotopic jejunal transplantation were markedly decreased, compared with controls P<0.001. The mRNA and protein expression levels of CFTR in donor and recipient jejunal mucosae of mice were also markedly lower than those in controls P<0.001, and the mRNA and protein expression levels of tumor necrosis factor α TNFα were markedly increased in donor jejunal mucosae of mice P<0.001, compared with controls. Further experiments showed that TNFα down-regulated the expression of CFTR mRNA in murine jejunal mucosa. In conclusion, after intestinal transplantation, the function of CFTR was impaired, and its mRNA and protein expressions were down-regulated, which may be induced by TNFα.



Author: Penghong Song, Wenfeng Song, Xiaosun Liu, Changhai Jin, Haiyang Xie, Lin Zhou, Biguang Tuo, Shusen Zheng

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