Supplemental methionine, choline, or taurine alter in vitro gene network expression of polymorphonuclear leukocytes from neonatal Holstein calves

M. K. Abdelmegeid, M. Vailati-Riboni, A. Alharthi, F. Batistel, J. J. Loor

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Abstract

Isolated PMNL from neonatal calves were used to evaluate the effect of Met, choline, and taurine supplementation on mRNA expression of genes related to the Met cycle and innate immunity. Five neonatal Holstein calves (3 wk old) were used for PMNL isolation and in vitro culture. The selected genes were related to the 1-carbon and Met cycles, cell signaling and cytokine mediators, inflammation, antimicrobial and killing mechanism associated genes, immune mediators, adhesion, and pathogen recognition. The results indicated that supplementation of Met, choline, and taurine increased homocysteine synthesis through upregulation of SAHH. Furthermore, the lower expression of CXCR1, IL10, IL6, IRAK1, NFKB1, NR3C1, SELL, TLR4, and TNFA indicated that all treatments mitigated the inflammatory activation of blood PMNL. As indicated by the modulation of GCLC and GPX1, choline and taurine supplementation also affected the antioxidant system. However, data indicate that oversupplementation could alter the inflammatory and oxidative status, suggesting the existence of cytotoxicity thresholds. Overall, multiple biological processes in calf PMNL related to inflammatory response and cytoprotection against oxidative stress were affected by Met, choline, and taurine supplementation. These data underscore an important role of these compounds in pre-weaning calf nutritional management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3155-3165
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Dairy Science
Volume100
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • amino acid
  • immunonutrition
  • inflammation
  • methyl donor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics

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