Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a proinflammatory CXC chemokine that has been associated with the promotion of neutrophil chemotaxis, degranulation, and the pathogenesis of several neutrophil-infiltrating chronic inflammatory diseases. In the current study, we generated and characterized a 2'-fluoro-pyrimidine modified RNA aptamer (8A-35) against human IL-8. The 8A-35 aptamer binds to IL-8 with high specificity and affinity, yielding an estimated KD of 1.72pM. NMR data revealed that the residues of Lys8, Leu10, Val63, Val66, Lys69 and Ala74 of IL-8 interact with aptamer. Moreover, the 8A-35 aptamer has a potent IL-8-neutralizing activity that can modulate multiple biological activities of IL-8 in human neutrophils, including migration, intracellular signaling, and intracellular Ca2+ mobilization. Our results suggest that the 8A-35 aptamer has great potential to be a lead structure in the development of effective therapeutic agents against inflammatory diseases.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Mechanics of Materials