Expression of high mobility group B1 and toll-like receptor-nuclear factor κB signaling pathway in chronic subdural hematomas

Koji Osuka, Yasuo Watanabe, Nobuteru Usuda, Kenichiro Iwami, Shigeru Miyachi, Masakazu Takayasu, Manoj B. Menon
2020 PLoS ONE  
Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is an angiogenic and inflammatory disease. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) transduce intracellular signals, resulting in the activation of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB), which leads to the production of inflammatory cytokines. High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) functions as a mediator of inflammatory responses through TLRs. In this study, we examined the expression of HMGB1 and components of the Toll-like receptor and NF-κB signaling pathways in the outer membrane of
more » ... Eight patients whose outer membrane was successfully obtained during trepanation surgery were included in this study. The expression of TLR4, myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88), interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase 4 (IRAK4), TNF receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6), TGFβ-activated kinase 1 (Tak1), interferon regulatory factors 3 (IRF3), IκB kinase β (IKKβ), IKKγ, IκBε, IκBα, NF-κB/p65 and β-actin was examined by Western blot analysis. The expression of TLR4, NF-κB/p65 and interleukin-6 (IL-6) was also examined by immunohistochemistry. The concentrations of HMGB1 and IL-6 in CSDH fluids were measured using ELISA kits. Above-mentioned molecules were detected in all cases. In addition, TLR4, NF-κB/p65 and IL-6 were localized in the endothelial cells of vessels within CSDH outer membranes. The concentrations of HMGB1 and IL-6 in CSDH fluids were significantly higher than that in the CSF and serum. There existed a correlation between the concentrations of HMGB1 and IL-6 in CSDH fluids. Our data suggest that HMGB1 in CSDH fluids produces the inflammatory cytokine IL-6 in endothelial cells through the Toll-like receptor and NF-κB signaling pathways. Anti-HMGB1 therapy might be a useful method to treat the growth of CSDH.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0233643 pmid:32479555 fatcat:uqbthqvbang7jjoi5xog7g77ye