Dispensable role for interferon-γ in the burn-induced acute phase response: A proteomic analysis

Xunbao Duan, David M. Yarmush, Arul Jayaraman, Martin L. Yarmush

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We examined the role of the pleiotropic cytokine interferon-γ (IFN-γ) in initiating the burn injury-induced acute phase response (APR). Two-dimensional (2-D) electrophoresis was used to obtain serum protein profiles from wild-type (WT) and IFN-γ knockout mice following sham-burn or 20% burn injury. Serum 2-D images from both groups of burn-injured mice were characterized by the upregulation of a similar panel of protein spots. These included the three major murine acute phase proteins haptoglobin, serum amyloid A, and serum amyloid P, that were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF)-mass spectrometry. Furthermore, the changes in the levels of these protein spots were very similar between these two groups of mice, as determined by image analysis. Other features of burn-induced APR such as a decrease in total serum protein concentration, an elevated circulation level of the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6), and activation of the IL-6 signal transduction protein STAT3 were also evaluated and found to be similar between wild-type and IFN-γ knockout mice. These results suggest a dispensable role of IFN-γ in the induction of the hepatic APR in mice following burn injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1830-1839
Number of pages10
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


  • Acute phase proteins
  • Burn injury
  • Interferon-γ
  • Mouse serum


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