Decreased cholesterol levels reflect a consumption of anti-inflammatory isoprenoids associated with an impaired control of inflammation in a mouse model of mevalonate kinase deficiency

Annalisa Marcuzzi, Giuliana Decorti, Alessandra Pontillo, Alessandro Ventura, Alberto Tommasini

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Abstract

Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate, in a mouse model of mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD), the possible link between inflammatory symptoms and serum cholesterol levels. Materials and methods Balb/c mice were treated with alendronate and bacterial muramyl dipeptide. Body temperature, interleukin-1Β (IL-1Β) secretion and serum cholesterol levels were measured. Results An increased production of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1Β (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-338
Number of pages4
JournalInflammation Research
Volume59
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

Keywords

  • Cholesterol
  • IL-1Β
  • Inflammation
  • Mevalonate kinase deficiency
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology

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