Study on anti-inflammatory effect of peptides-conjugated alumina nanoparticle on allergic rhinitis mice model

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Li Li
Jing Wang
Seyyed Shamsadin Athari
Chao-Wu Jiang


Allergy, Nanoparticle, Peptide, Rhinitis


Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common atopic problem in which immune response to the environmental factors leads to clinical symptoms. Helicobacter pylori neutrophil-activating protein (HP-NAP) as a peptide attenuates Th2 response and stimulates Th1 activation and mucus adhesion promoting protein (MapA) as a cell-surface protein binds to mucus. This study evaluated the effect of HP-NAP and MapA conjugated with alumina nanoparticle on AR. HP-NAP and HP-NAP with MapA were conjugated to alumina nanoparticle and two separate nanoparticles were produced. The AR mice were treated with these and HP-NAP in peptide form. The AR symptoms, gene expression of mucus, levels of IL-33 and IL-4, and total and ovalbumin (OVA)-specific IgE levels were evaluated. Nasal rubbing, sneezing, gene expression of mucus, and IL-33 and IL-4 levels, and OVA-specific and total IgE were decreased in three treated groups compared to AR, and there was a significant decrease in the symptoms in AR-H-M-A group (P < 0.05) when compared to the other treated groups. HP-NAP has a controlling effect on AR, and in nanoparticle-conjugated form it can strongly attach to the airway’s mucus via MapA. Therefore, cooperation of HP-NAP-alumina with MapA can produce an effective and applicable treatment for AR.

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