Deinococcus radiodurans R1 Lysate Induces Tolerogenic Maturation in Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Dendritic Cells and Protects Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis in Mice

J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2022 Jul 28;32(7):835-843. doi: 10.4014/jmb.2203.03008. Epub 2022 Jun 7.


Deinococcus radiodurans is an extremophilic bacterium that can thrive in harsh environments. This property can be attributed to its unique metabolites that possess strong antioxidants and other pharmacological properties. To determine the potential of D. radiodurans R1 lysate (DeinoLys) as a pharmacological candidate for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), we investigated the anti-inflammatory activity of DeinoLys in bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) and a colitis mice model. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated BMDCs treated with DeinoLys exhibited alterations in their phenotypic and functional properties by changing into tolerogenic DCs, including strongly inhibited proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α and IL-12p70) and surface molecule expression and activated DC-induced T cell proliferation/activation with high IL-10 production. These phenotypic and functional changes in BMDCs induced by DeinoLys in the presence of LPS were abrogated by IL-10 neutralization. Furthermore, oral administration of DeinoLys significantly reduced clinical symptoms against dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis, including body weight loss, disease activity index, histological severity in colon tissue, and lower myeloperoxidase level in mice. Our results establish DeinoLys as a potential anti-inflammatory candidate for IBD therapy.

Keywords: Deinococcus radiodurans R1 lysates; anti-inflammatory activity; inflammatory bowel disease; interleukin-10; tolerogenic dendritic cells.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / pharmacology
  • Colitis* / chemically induced
  • Colitis* / drug therapy
  • Colitis* / metabolism
  • Cytokines / metabolism
  • Deinococcus* / metabolism
  • Dendritic Cells / metabolism
  • Dextran Sulfate / toxicity
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases*
  • Interleukin-10 / metabolism
  • Lipopolysaccharides / pharmacology
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred C57BL


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Cytokines
  • Lipopolysaccharides
  • Interleukin-10
  • Dextran Sulfate