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Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 327–334 | Cite as

The Severity of Dextran Sodium Sulfate-Induced Colitis Can Differ Between Dextran Sodium Sulfate Preparations of the Same Molecular Weight Range

  • Shigeki Bamba
  • Akira Andoh
  • Hiromitsu Ban
  • Hirotsugu Imaeda
  • Tomoki Aomatsu
  • Ayako Kobori
  • Yosuke Mochizuki
  • Makoto Shioya
  • Takashi Nishimura
  • Osamu Inatomi
  • Masaya Sasaki
  • Yasuharu Saitoh
  • Tomoyuki Tsujikawa
  • Yoshio Araki
  • Yoshihide Fujiyama
Original Article

Abstract

Background

We hypothesized that the severity of dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis could differ between DSS preparations of the same molecular weight, and that this difference may be affected by the sulfur content. To test this, we used three DSS preparations of similar molecular weights but with different sulfur contents.

Methods

Three DSS preparations with molecular weights of 40,000 to 50,000 were tested: MP Biomedicals (MP Bio), USB (USB), and The Lab Depot (The Lab). Epithelial cell lines were used to assess the levels of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) in the presence of 2.0% DSS in vitro. Eight-week-old female C57/B6 mice were fed 2.0% DSS in water for 1 week, and then sacrificed to investigate the effects of the DSS preparations in vivo.

Results

In vitro experiments using CaCo-2 and CMT-93 cells revealed decreased PARP levels from all DSS preparations. Notably, the PARP level was significantly decreased in CaCo-2 cells treated with DSS from USB as compared to The Lab Mice treated with The Lab DSS had significantly decreased body weight losses on day 7 as compared to mice receiving DSS from MP Bio and USB. This result was supported by their DAI score, colon weight/length ratio, and histological scores.

Conclusion

The severity of colitis can differ between similar DSS preparations of the same molecular weight range. This difference in colitogenic properties may be affected by the total sulfur content of each DSS preparation.

Keywords

Inflammatory bowel disease Dextran sulfate Colitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shigeki Bamba
    • 1
  • Akira Andoh
    • 2
  • Hiromitsu Ban
    • 1
  • Hirotsugu Imaeda
    • 1
  • Tomoki Aomatsu
    • 3
  • Ayako Kobori
    • 1
  • Yosuke Mochizuki
    • 4
  • Makoto Shioya
    • 1
  • Takashi Nishimura
    • 1
  • Osamu Inatomi
    • 1
  • Masaya Sasaki
    • 5
  • Yasuharu Saitoh
    • 4
  • Tomoyuki Tsujikawa
    • 6
  • Yoshio Araki
    • 7
  • Yoshihide Fujiyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of GastroenterologyShiga University of Medical ScienceOtsuJapan
  2. 2.Division of Mucosal Immunology, Graduate School of MedicineShiga University of Medical ScienceOtsuJapan
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsOsaka Medical CollegeTakatsukiJapan
  4. 4.Division of EndoscopyShiga University of Medical ScienceOtsuJapan
  5. 5.Division of Clinical NutritionShiga University of Medical ScienceOtsuJapan
  6. 6.Comprehensive Internal MedicineShiga University of Medical ScienceOtsuJapan
  7. 7.Department of PathologyShiga University of Medical ScienceOtsuJapan

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