Treatment with Apocynin Limits the Development of Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease in Mice.

In this study, we have evaluated the role of ROS in GVHD pathogenesis by treatment of recipient mice with apocynin (apo), an inhibitor of intracellular translocation of cytosolic components of NADPH oxidase complex. The pharmacological blockade of NADPH oxidase resulted in prolonged survival and reduced GVHD clinical score. This reduction in GVHD was associated with reduced levels of ROS and TBARS in target organs of GVHD in apocynin-treated mice at the onset of the mortality phase. These results correlated with reduced intestinal and liver injuries and decreased levels of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines. Mechanistically, pharmacological blockade of the NADPH oxidase was associated with inhibition of recruitment and accumulation of leukocytes in the target organs. Additionally, the chimerism remained unaffected after treatment with apocynin. Our study demonstrates that ROS plays an important role in mediating GVHD, suggesting that strategies aimed at blocking ROS production may be useful as an adjuvant therapy in patients subjected to bone marrow transplantation. PMID: 31781685 [PubMed - in process]
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