St13 protects against disordered acinar cell arachidonic acid pathway in chronic pancreatitis

Posted on 14.05.2022 - 05:10
Abstract Background Early diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis (CP) are limited. In this study, St13, a co-chaperone protein, was investigated whether it constituted a novel regulatory target in CP. Meanwhile, we evaluated the value of micro-PET/CT in the early diagnosis of CP. Methods Data from healthy control individuals and patients with alcoholic CP (ACP) or non-ACP (nACP) were analysed. PRSS1 transgenic mice (PRSS1Tg) were treated with ethanol or caerulein to mimic the development of ACP or nACP, respectively. Pancreatic lipid metabolite profiling was performed in human and PRSS1Tg model mice. The potential functions of St13 were investigated by crossing PRSS1Tg mice with St13−/− mice via immunoprecipitation and lipid metabolomics. Micro-PET/CT was performed to evaluate pancreatic morphology and fibrosis in CP model. Results The arachidonic acid (AA) pathway ranked the most commonly dysregulated lipid pathway in ACP and nACP in human and mice. Knockout of St13 exacerbated fatty replacement and fibrosis in CP model. Sdf2l1 was identified as a binding partner of St13 as it stabilizes the IRE1α-XBP1s signalling pathway, which regulates COX-2, an important component in AA metabolism. Micro-PET/CT with 68Ga-FAPI-04 was useful for evaluating pancreatic morphology and fibrosis in CP model mice 2 weeks after modelling. Conclusion St13 is functionally activated in acinar cells and protects against the cellular characteristics of CP by binding Sdf2l1, regulating AA pathway. 68Ga-FAPI-04 PET/CT may be a very valuable approach for the early diagnosis of CP. These findings thus provide novel insights into both diagnosis and treatment of CP.


Cao, Rong-chang; Yang, Wan-jun; Xiao, Wang; Zhou, Lei; Tan, Jie-hui; Wang, Meng; et al. (2022): St13 protects against disordered acinar cell arachidonic acid pathway in chronic pancreatitis. figshare. Collection.
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Rong-chang Cao
Wan-jun Yang
Wang Xiao
Lei Zhou
Jie-hui Tan
Meng Wang
Zhi-tao Zhou
Huo-ji Chen
Jia Xu
Xue-mei Chen
Yang-chen Jin
Jia-yu Lin
Jun-ling Zeng
Shu-ji Li
Min Luo
Guo-dong Hu
Jin Jin
Xiao-bing Yang
Da Huo
Jie Zhou
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