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Pseudomonas aeruginosa exoenzyme S stimulates murine lymphocyte proliferation in vitro.

The exuberant immunoinflammatory response that is associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection is the major source of the morbidity and mortality in cystic fibrosis ( CF) patients. Previous studies have established that an exoproduct of P. aeruginosa (exoenzyme S) is a mitogen for human T lymphocytes and activates a larger percentage of T cells than most superantigens, which may contribute to the immunoinflammatory response. An animal model would facilitate studies of the pathophysiologic consequences of this activation. As a first step toward developing an animal model, the murine lymphocyte response to exoenzyme S was examined. When stimulated with exoenzyme S, splenocytes isolated from naive mice entered S phase and proliferated. The optimum response occurred after 2 to 3 days in culture, at 4 x 10(5) cells per well and 5.0 micrograms of exoenzyme S per ml. The response was not due to lipopolysaccharide, since Rhodobacter sphaeroides lipid A antagonist did not block the response. Other preparations of exoenzyme S stimulated lymphocyte proliferation, since the response to recombinant exoenzyme S (rHisExo S) cloned from strain 388 was similar to the response to exoenzyme S from strain DG1. There was evidence that genetic variability influenced the response, since A/J, CBA/J, and C57BL/6 mice were high responders and BALB/cJ mice were low responders following stimulation with exoenzyme S. Both splenic T and B lymphocytes entered the cell cycle in response to exoenzyme S. Thus, murine lymphocytes, like human lymphocytes, respond to P. aeruginosa exoenzyme S, which supports the development of a murine model that may facilitate our understanding of the role that exoenzyme S plays in the pathogenesis of P. aeruginosa infections in CF patients.[1]


  1. Pseudomonas aeruginosa exoenzyme S stimulates murine lymphocyte proliferation in vitro. Barclay, N.G., Spurrell, J.C., Bruno, T.F., Storey, D.G., Woods, D.E., Mody, C.H. Infect. Immun. (1999) [Pubmed]
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