Selective regulation of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 expression by interleukin-18 and interleukin-12 on human monocytes
Version of Record online: 27 OCT 2003
Volume 110, Issue 3, pages 329–334, November 2003
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Stuyt, R. J. L., Netea, M. G., Geijtenbeek, T. B. H., Kullberg, B. J., Dinarello, C. A. and Van Der Meer, J. W. M. (2003), Selective regulation of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 expression by interleukin-18 and interleukin-12 on human monocytes. Immunology, 110: 329–334. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2567.2003.01747.x
- Issue online: 27 OCT 2003
- Version of Record online: 27 OCT 2003
- Received 25 July 2002; revised 18 July 2003; accepted 20 August 2003.
Induction of expression of adhesion molecules is a crucial step in inflammation. The role of interleukin-18 (IL-18) in induction of various adhesion molecules was investigated in freshly isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells and human monocyte and T-cell lines. IL-18 selectively up-regulated intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression on freshly isolated human monocytes, but not on lymphocytes. The expression of other adhesion molecules was not influenced. Induction of ICAM-1 by IL-18 was dependent on endogenous tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and IL-12 had an additive effect on that of IL-18. No changes in adhesion molecule expression were observed on the monocytic cell line THP-1 and on the T-cell lines HSB-2 and Jurkat J16. In addition, induction of ICAM-1 on monocytes by lipopolysaccharide was slightly, but significantly, inhibited by blockade of either endogenous IL-18 or TNF-α with IL-18 binding protein or TNF binding protein, respectively. Blocking IL-1 effects with IL-1 receptor antagonist did not influence ICAM-1 levels. In conclusion, IL-18 selectively up-regulates the expression of ICAM-1 on monocytes, and this contributes to the proinflammatory effects of this cytokine.