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Previous Article Next Article. This article is part of the themed collection: You have access to this article. Please wait while we load your content Representative field of view images of Iba-1 immunoreactivity with either CD68 or arginase-1 immunoreactivity can be seen in Supplementary Data Figure S1 , arrows indicate cells which were counted as double immunoreactive.
In order to determine whether pro- or anti-inflammatory microglia were differentially distributed in brain regions in MSA subtypes and controls the number of cells coexpressing Iba-1 and CD68 proinflammatory and those coexpressing Iba-1 and Arginase-1 anti-inflammatory was assessed.
Activated microglia with a proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory profile were identified in controls and both MSA subtypes in all brain regions examined. No significant differences were found in the number of pro- or anti-inflammatory microglia in any of the brain regions or MSA subtype when compared with controls Fig.
Quantification of microglia in MSA. A significantly greater number of microglia were detected in the substantia nigra of OPCA cases compared with control B. Next, we aimed to understand how cytokine and chemokine expression, as a measure of inflammatory activity, might be altered in MSA.
Each row was analyzed individually, without assuming a consistent standard deviation. The array showed no significant alteration in the expression of cytokines and chemokines analyzed between control and MSA cases Fig. To characterize further the inflammatory environment in mixed MSA brain compared with controls, we used NanoString nCounter technology to determine the expression of human inflammation associated mRNAs.
Supplementary Data Figure S2 shows a heat map diagram using hierarchical clustering of differential gene expression in control and MSA frontal lobe A and cerebellar white matter B.
We chose to use a 2-fold change in either upregulation or downregulation of a gene as the cut-off point to identify genes of interest. By reporting both the significance in terms of p value and the fold change in gene expression, we intended to represent both the statistical significance and variability in terms of p value and biological significance of the change which is more accurately represented by fold change We have shown that microglia, the key signaling cells in the neuroinflammatory response, are of significantly greater number in the substantia nigra of OPCA cases.
Microglial activation to a pro- or anti-inflammatory phenotype was not increased above controls. Consistent with these results, we did not observe significant alteration in the expression of microglial marker Iba-1 protein or in the expression of cytokines and chemokines in MSA compared with control.
These findings indicate subtle modulation of the regulation and expression of inflammatory activity in MSA but these functional changes may not always be reflected by analysis of microglial populations. It has previously been documented that microglia are increased in MSA 8 , In this study, we investigated MSA-OPCA and MSA-SND cases separately to determine whether regional microglial burden and activation is altered in these 2 disease subtypes that display the most marked regional differences in pathological changes.
The results of the current study show a significantly greater number of microglia in the substantia nigra of OPCA cases but no significant increase in other brain regions or in SND cases after stringent statistical correction for multiple comparisons. As our previous study pooled together the MSA subtypes, this indicates that caution should be exercised when analyzing regional pathological features in MSA.
We did not observe any significant alteration in the expression of Iba-1 protein, as a marker of microglia, in MSA. Although we only investigated Iba-1 protein expression in the frontal lobe, this data further corroborate our evidence that there is no significant increase in microglial number in the majority of brain regions analyzed in MSA. Methodological differences may also contribute to variability between studies.
In the current study, we employed a multi-immunofluorescence method as we also wished to determine the activation status of the microglia, unamplified immunofluorescence is a less sensitive method than DAB based immunohistochemistry 28 and so these results are not directly comparable with the previous data. The substantia nigra showed the largest population of microglia in OPCA cases, this is consistent with the work of others who have shown microglial upregulation to be variable and region specific A key aim of this study was to determine whether microglia activated to have pro- or anti-inflammatory functions are altered in MSA.
We found no differences in the numbers of microglia in each of these activation states when compared with controls. This supports our finding that there is little alteration in total microglial numbers as microglia have generally been shown to proliferate when they become activated Our findings suggest that microglial proliferation and activation might not be a key component of the inflammatory response in MSA.
This is consistent with recent work that used the MSA mouse model to inhibit microglial myeloperoxidase, although this resulted in less microglial activation it did not ameliorate motor symptoms or prevent neuronal loss Nevertheless, intervention to modulate microglial activation states and promote an anti-inflammatory environment may have therapeutic potential in MSA.
Tissue availability for such studies precluded the use of small brain regions and, as the frontal lobe is moderately affected in MSA, it was chosen for this part of the study. We were also able to include the cerebellum for gene expression analysis. Previous studies have successfully used postmortem human brain tissue to demonstrate alteration of cytokine expression in various diseases 31— Our cytokine array data did not show any significant change in the expression of cytokines and chemokines in MSA.
These results are in accordance with our multi-immunofluorescence data which has shown no significant increase in activated microglia in MSA.
When examining and interpreting cytokine and chemokine expression we were conscious of several key factors that affect the stability of cytokines measured in postmortem tissue In addition, we had sought to exclude cases that had concomitant pathologies that might exacerbate any inflammatory response.
Both cases and controls may have been exposed to over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication which may not have been recorded in medical notes and could have effected cytokine and chemokine expression.
These factors may have influenced the study findings. CX3CL1 differs from other chemokines as the molecule exists as a membrane-bound glycoprotein with the chemokine attached to the membrane via a mucin-like stalk. Several reports have shown that CX3CL1 has an inhibitory effect on microglial activation 38— In the context of data from a model of glaucoma in which an anti-inflammatory agent, crocin, successfully reduced microglial activation via CX3CR1 upregulation, this might indicate an anti-inflammatory effect in MSA These results support our findings that there is no significant alteration in Iba-1 protein in the frontal lobe and inflammatory cytokines were unchanged.
To gain further insight into the inflammatory response in MSA, we analyzed the mRNA expression of a panel of genes related to inflammation. Little is understood about the role of PTGDR2 in brain; however, agonist-mediated activation of the receptor was found to exacerbate glutamate neurotoxicity Of the genes that we determined to be upregulated in MSA, the greatest difference compared with control was in the expression of Complement component 6 C6 in the cerebellar white matter; this was the only gene that was found to be significantly altered in the cerebellar white matter.
It is currently unclear as to why the cerebellar white matter, which is no less affected by the disease than the other areas examined, should show less alteration in the expression of inflammation-linked genes as well as altered expression of a gene which is unaffected in frontal lobe.
The cerebellum in MSA may have a different mechanism of response to disease and may, as has been suggested, employ a specialized melatonin-mediated response to inflammation that reduces the inflammatory response Of the genes found to be upregulated in the frontal lobe, Mannan-binding lectin serine protease 1 MASP1 showed the highest fold change.
MASP1 acts via protease-activated receptor signaling to cause recruitment of leukocytes Also upregulated in the MSA frontal lobe was Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase 4 NOX4 , which has been shown to be upregulated in neurons and endothelial cells after stroke, and its inhibition has been shown to be neuroprotective 54 , In conclusion, our study has shown greater numbers of microglia in the substantia nigra of OPCA cases with no significant difference in number or degree of activation in other brain regions or MSA disease subtypes.
Consistent with this data, we see no significant change in cytokines, one of the functional outputs of activated microglia. However, analysis of mRNA shows a significant difference in the expression of a subset of inflammation associated genes, suggesting that some level of inflammatory response is initiated in MSA.
Here, we indicate a possible neuronal-mediated regulatory control on the activation and proliferation of microglia. These data implicate altered neuronal feedback on microglial activation in MSA, while the increase in CX3CR1 expression may represent a persistent, potentially protective 56 effort to maintain monocyte survival. Neuroinflammation has many times been described as a double-edged sword: Here, we have highlighted alteration in transcription of genes involved in inflammation and we have provided evidence that the neuronal control of microglial activation may be altered in MSA.
These findings support the hypothesis that inflammatory mechanisms may be targets for therapeutic intervention in MSA. Additional funding was awarded by the British Neuropathological Society to facilitate the NanoString component of the investigation. Supplementary Data can be found at http: The data sets used and analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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