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Keywords:

  • probiotics;
  • THP-1 cells;
  • tumor necrosis factor-alpha;
  • inflammation;
  • genomic DNA

Abstract

The effect of Lactobacillus plantarum genomic DNA on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) activation, nuclear factor-kappa B activation, and the expressions of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase M, and the pattern recognition receptor were examined. Pretreatment of p-gDNA inhibited the phosphorylation of MAPKs and nuclear factor-kappa B, and also inhibited LPS-induced TNF-α production in response to subsequent LPS stimulation. L. plantarum genomic DNA-mediated inhibition of signaling pathway and tumor necrosis factor-alpha was accompanied by the suppression of toll-like receptor (TLR) 2, TLR4, and TLR9 and the induction of interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase M, a negative regulator of TLR. This study can extend our understanding of the biological function of probiotic genomic DNA as an anti-inflammatory agent.