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The mediation of interleukin17 and chemokine ligand 2 in pelvic pain of experimental autoimmune prostatitis

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The present study aimed to determine the expression and mediation of interleukin17 (IL17) and chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) in a rat model with experimental autoimmune prostatitis (EAP). A total of 44 Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were used in the present study. Of these, a total of 20 twomonthold SD rats were randomly divided into a normal control (n=10) and a model group (EAP group, n=10). The remaining 24 twomonth old SD rats were treated in the same way as EAP rats and subsequently randomly divided into a tacrolimus group (n=8), a celecoxib group (n=8) and a normal saline (NS) control group (n=8). Rats in the EAP and normal control groups underwent the Von Frey filaments behavioral test; rats in the tacrolimus, celecoxib and normal saline groups received a pain test following intervention treatment. Prostate tissues of SD rats in each group were harvested for reverse transcriptionquantitative polymerase chain reaction (RTqPCR) and western blot analysis to observe the expression of IL17 and CCL2. In the painreaction test, the occurrence of abnormal pain in the EAP group was significantly higher compared with the control group (P<0.001). The celecoxib group experienced a significant decrease in pain at day 10 compared with the NS group (P<0.01), while the decrease in pain experienced by the tacrolimus group was only significant at day 30 (P<0.001) and the pain experienced by the NS group decreased slightly over this same period. Results of RTqPCR and western blot analysis indicated that, compared with the control group, the expression of IL17 and CCL2 in the prostate tissue of EAP rats was significantly upregulated 50 days following modeling (P<0.05). On day 30 following intervention, the expression of IL17 and CCL2 in the prostate of rats in the tacrolimus and celecoxib groups was significantly downregulated compared with the NS group (P<0.05). Therefore, the results of the current study demonstrate that IL17 and CCL2 serve a vital role in the morbidity of the experimental autoimmune prostatitis and may also have a mediation effect on pelvic pain associated with chronic prostatitis.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, Yunnan 650032, P.R. China

Publication date: July 1, 2017

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  • Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine aims to ensure the expedient publication, in both print and electronic format, of studies relating to biology, gene therapy, infectious disease, microbiology, molecular cardiology and molecular surgery. The journal welcomes studies pertaining to all aspects of molecular medicine, and studies relating to in vitro or in vivo experimental model systems relevant to the mechanisms of disease are also included.

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