The aim of this study was to investigate the inflammation genes (IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α and iNos) responses to Plasmodium chabaudi malaria in the liver of female C57BL/6 hepatocytes via mRNA expression due to infection with P. chabaudi at different time points. Mice were injected intraperitoneally (ip) with 106 P. chabaudi-infected erythrocytes and then scarified at days (0, 1, 4 and 8 respectively). RT-PCR was used to quantify liver inflammation genes. The levels of IL-1β, IL-6 and TNFα were significantly increased at days 1 and 8. The total iNos were significantly increased at all days after infection. In conclusion, present data has shown that infection with P. chabaudi stimulated infalammation genes in the liver. Thus, we suggest the implication of oxidative stress due to outcome of malaria in mice hepatocytes according to its natural function need to be confirmed with a larger number of samples to be used as a reliable inflammation detection method.
Key words: Inflammation, malaria, mice, liver.
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