Some Gammaproteobacteria are enriched within CD14+ macrophages from intestinal lamina propria of Crohn’s disease patients versus mucus

Yuki Sekido, Junichi Nishimura, Kazuhiro Nakano, Takeaki Osu, Cheryl Emiliane T. Chow, Hiroshi Matsuno, Takayuki Ogino, Shiki Fujino, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Hidekazu Takahashi, Mamoru Uemura, Chu Matsuda, Hisako Kayama, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki, Kiyoshi Takeda, Motoi Uchino, Hiroki Ikeuchi, Tsunekazu Mizushima

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Crohn’s disease causes chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and its pathogenesis remains unclear. In the intestine of Crohn’s disease patients, CD14+CD11+CD163low macrophages contribute to inflammation through the induction of Th17 cells and production of inflammatory cytokines; the CD14+CD11c+163high fraction is anti-inflammatory through the production of IL-10 in normal cases. In this report, the 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing method was used to identify bacteria that are specifically present in intestinal CD14+CD11c+ macrophages of Crohn’s disease patients. Bacteria present in intestinal CD14+CD11c+ macrophages and mucus of Crohn’s disease patients were separated into different clusters in principal coordinates analysis. There was a statistically significant increase in the relative composition of CD14+CD11c+ macrophages from mucus in two phyla (Proteobacteria [p = 0.01] and Actinobacteria [p = 0.02]) and two families (Moraxellaceae [p < 0.001] and Pseudomonadaceae [p = 0.01]). In addition, OTU-1: Acinetobacter and OTU-8: Pseudomonadaceae tended to concentrate in the CD14+CD11c+CD163low subset, whereas OTU-10: Proteus, OTU-15: Collinsella tended to concentrate more in the CD14+CD11c+CD163high subset than the other subset and mucus.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2988
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2020

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