Oxidized phospholipids (Ox-PLs) are generated in abundance at sites of inflammation. Recent studies have indicated that Ox-PLs may also exhibit anti-inflammatory activities. In this study, we investigated the beneficial effect of VB-201, a pure synthetic Ox-PL analog that we synthesized, on the development of a central nervous system (CNS) autoimmune inflammatory disease, in vivo. Oral administration of VB-201 ameliorated the severity of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) induced by myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) peptide MOG35-55, and restrained the encephalogenicity of MOG35-55-specific T-cells. Our data presents a novel prospect for the role of Ox-PL analogs in CNS inflammatory diseases.
- Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
- Oxidized phospholipids