Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 4 pp 3249—3265
The IL1β-HER2-CLDN18/CLDN4 axis mediates lung barrier damage in ARDS
- 1 Department of Intensive Care Unit, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China
- 2 Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Center for Respiratory Diseases, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Diseases, Beijing, China
- 3 Department of Anesthesiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changsha, China
received: September 26, 2019 ; accepted: January 19, 2020 ; published: February 15, 2020 ;https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.102804
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Objective: The high mortality rate associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a major challenge for intensive care units. In the present study, we applied bioinformatics and animal models to identify core genes and potential corresponding pathways in ARDS.
Results: Using bioinformatics analysis, IL-1β was identified as the core gene of ARDS. Cell experiments showed that up-regulation of IL-1β downregulates claudin18 to promote lung barrier function damage by regulating the IL-1β-HER2/HER3 axis, further promoting the development of ARDS. This was validated in the animal models.
Conclusion: IL-1β promotes the development of ARDS by regulating the IL-1β-HER2/HER3 axis. These findings deepen the understanding of the pathological mechanisms of ARDS.
Methods: Transcription data sets related to ARDS were subjected to differential expression gene analysis, functional enrichment analysis, and receiver operating characteristic curve analysis and, so as to identify core genes in ARDS. Cell experiments were used to further explore the effects of core genes on lung barrier function damage. Animal models were applied to validate the effects of core gene in mediating biological signal pathways in ARDS.