Diminished Acute Phase Response and Increased Hepatic Inflammation of Aged Rats in Response to Intraperitoneal Injection of Lipopolysaccharide
Aging is associated with a deterioration of the acute phase response to inflammatory challenges. However, the nature of these defects remains poorly defined. We analyzed the hepatic inflammatory response after intraperitoneal administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) given to Fisher 344 rats aged 6, 15, and 22-23 months. Induction of the acute phase proteins (APPs), haptoglobin, Î±-1-acid glycoprotein, and T-kininogen was reduced and/or retarded with aging. Initial induction of interleukin-6 in aged rats was normal, but the later response was increased relative to younger counterparts. An exacerbated hepatic injury was observed in aged rats receiving LPS, as evidenced by the presence of multiple microabscesses in portal tracts, confluent necrosis, higher neutrophil accumulation, and elevated serum levels of alanine aminotransferase, relative to younger animals. Our results suggest that aged rats displayed a reduced expression of APPs and increased hepatic injury in response to the inflammatory insult. Copyright 2008 by The Gerontological Society of America.
|Título según WOS:||Diminished Acute Phase Response and Increased Hepatic Inflammation of Aged Rats in Response to Intraperitoneal Injection of Lipopolysaccharide|
|Título según SCOPUS:||Diminished acute phase response and increased hepatic inflammation of aged rats in response to intraperitoneal injection of lipopolysaccharide|
|Título de la Revista:||JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES A-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES|
|Editorial:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC|
|Fecha de publicación:||2008|
|Página de inicio:||1299|