Document Type : Research Paper

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1 Department of Pathology and Poultry Disease, Collage of Veterinary Medicine, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq

2 Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq

3 Department of animal production , Technical Institute Mosul ,Northern Technical University ,Mosul, Iraq

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of hydatid cyst toxin fractions in mice. Fifty male mice were divided into five groups with 10 mice for each group the first group as control the second group was injected with toxin fractions at the concentrations 25Mg/ml PBS, the third group are the mice that injected intraperitoneally with toxin fractions at the concentrations 25Mg/ml PBS and treated with vitamin E at the concentration of 40 mg/ 100 g of feed, the fourth group was injected intraperitoneally with 1 ml of raw fluid and the fifth group was injected intraperitoneally of 1ml of row fluid with the vitamin E at the concentration of 40 mg /100gm feed. The mice were sacrificed after 15 and 30days post injection, specimen of heart are fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin for histological techniques. The histopathological changes in cardiomyocyte were edema, infiltration of mononuclear cell and thickening of blood vessels wall with congestion in it. The results confirm that the toxin fraction have more effect than the raw fluid and that there is the regeneration effect of vitamin E on hydatid cyst cardiomyocyte.

Highlights

1-    The article highlights on the effectiveness of hydatid cyst toxin fractions on mice cardiomycyte.

2-    The article compares between the effect of hydatid cyst toxin fractions and raw fluid on mice cardiac muscle.

3-    The article highlight on the regeneration effect of vitamin E on hydatid cyst cardiomyocytes.

4-    The article confirm that the toxin fraction has more effect than the raw fluid.

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Experimental study on the effect of toxin fractions isolated from hydatid cyst fluid of sheep on the cardiac muscles of mice H.Kh. Ismail1, I.A. Al-Saleem2 and A.Y. Jasim3 1Department of pathology and poultry diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Mosul, 3Department of animal production, Technical Institute Mosul, Northern Technical University, Mosul, Iraq hana_khismail@yahoo.com, 0000-0002-3485-320X, corresponding ilhsbio41@uomosul.edu.iq, 0000-0003-3779-0571 afrah.yunis.jassim@gmail.com, 0000-0003-0432-438X 2020-05-14 2020-07-14 Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of hydatid cyst toxin fractions in mice. Fifty male mice were divided into five groups with 10 mice for each group the first group as control the second group was injected with toxin fractions at the concentrations 25Mg/ml PBS, the third group are the mice that injected intraperitoneally with toxin fractions at the concentrations 25Mg/ml PBS and treated with vitamin E at the concentration of 40 mg/ 100 g of feed, the fourth group was injected intraperitoneally with 1 ml of raw fluid and the fifth group was injected intraperitoneally of 1ml of row fluid with the vitamin E at the concentration of 40 mg /100gm feed. The mice were sacrificed after 15 and 30days post injection, specimen of heart are fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin for histological techniques. The histopathological changes in cardiomyocyte were edema, infiltration of mononuclear cell and thickening of blood vessels wall with congestion in it. The results confirm that the toxin fraction have more effect than the raw fluid and that there is the regeneration effect of vitamin E on hydatid cyst cardiomyocyte. Keywords: Hydatid cyst, Toxin fractions, Raw fluid, Cardiomyocyte oedema, Cardiomyocyte necrosis دراسة تجریبیة لتأثیر المجزئات الذیفانیة المعزولة من سائل الأکیاس المائیة فی الأغنام على العضلات القلبیة فی الفئران هناء خلیل إسماعیل1، الهام عبدالله علی2 و أفراح یونس جاسم3 1فرع الأمراض وأمراض الدواجن، کلیة الطب البیطری، 2قسم علوم الحیاة، کلیة العلوم، جامعة الموصل، 3قسم الإنتاج الحیوانی، الجامعة التقنیة الشمالیة، الموصل، العراق الملخص: إن الهدف من هذه الدراسة هو تقصی تأثیر مجزئات الذیفان للسائل المعزول من الأکیاس المائیة للأغنام على العضلات القلبیة فی الفئران، قسمت خمسین من ذکور الفئران إلى خمسة مجامیع ضمت کل مجموعة 10 فئران المجموعة الأولى ضمت عشرة فئران عدت حیوانات سیطرة، المجموعة الثانیة ضمت عشرة فئران حقنت داخل الخلب بالأجزاء الذیفانیة المعزولة من سائل الأکیاس المائیة بترکیز 25 مایکروغرام/ مل، المجموعة الثالثة ضمت عشرة فئران حقنت بالمجزئات الذیفانیة لسائل الأکیاس المائیة بترکیز 25 مایکروغرام/100 مل مع المعاملة بفیتامین E بترکیز 40 ملغم/100 غم غذاء، المجموعة الرابعة ضمت 10 فئران حقنت بالسائل الخام من الأکیاس المائیة بترکیز 1 مل، والمجموعة الخامسة ضمت 10 فئران حقنت بداخل الخلب بالسائل الخام المعزول من الأکیاس المائیة بترکیز 1 مل مع المعاملة بفیتامین هـ بترکیز 40 ملغم/100 غم غذاء. شرحت الفئران بعد 15 و 30 یوم من المعاملة أخذت عینات من القلب وثبتت فی محلول الفورمالین الداری المتعادل 10 % لأجراء الدراسة النسجیة. تمثلت التغیرات النسجیة بظهور الوذمة بین الیاف الخلایا القلبیة، ارتشاح بالخلایا وحیدة النواة وتثخن فی جدران الأوعیة الدمویة واحتقان الدم فیها. أثبتت الدراسة بان المجزئات الذیفانیة من سائل الأکیاس المائیة یؤثر على العضلات القلبیة أکثر من تأثیر السائل الخام للأکیاس المائیة على العضلات القلبیة وان المعاملة بفیتامین E مع المجزئات الذیفانیة أو السائل الخام للأکیاس لها تأثیر وقائی على الخلایا العضلیة القلبیة. Introduction Hydatid cyst is a zoonotic helminthic malady caused by Echinococcus granulosus parasite, which is distributed in the Middle East (1,2) in the stage of larva. The Echinococcus granulosus larva go along from the gastrointestinal via the portal system then to the, liver, lung and other organs, then they are converted to cyst leading the serious effects on these organs (3,4). Phylogenetic analysis of E. granulosus detected that the isolated sequenced of it participate the highest similarity with other organisms(5). The hydatid cyst in lung were more fertile 55% in contrast to liver cysts 45%. The wall of the cyst formed from the internal germinal layer, the middle laminated/lamellate layer, and the outer layer consist of fibers. Inflammatory response occur around the hydatid cyst was changeable and was recognized by loose regulated of mononuclear infiltrated with fibroblasts cells then densely regulated mononuclear along with fibroblasts cells; and an external layer of fibrous connective tissue. Fibroplasia and Calcification were distinguishing at this site (6). There is a large number of histopathological changes were recognized in liver that infected with E. granulosus cysts involved changes in nucleus, degeneration in liver cells, a steatosis and necrosis. Increasing of Kupffer cells and fatty changes in many sections cirrhosis and liver cell degeneration was noticed, (6). Sections in lung presents infiltration of inflammatory cells around the necrotic cells (7). Hydatid cyst in heart is scarce (8), happened in approximately 0.5-2 percent of all hydatid disease patients (9). Morbidity from heart echinococcosis in male is three times higher than that in female in which species cysts happened in approximately 60% of the specimen. Cardiac hydatid cyst notices in the left ventricle two to three fold more frequently than the right ventricles (8) and its presence in the left ventricular invasion by echinococcus is approximately 55-60% as it has the maximum myocardial mass and numerous blood supply the incidence of involvement of the interventricular septum is 5-9% of cases (10). The right ventricle is participating in approximately 15% of specimen, while the right atrium is participating in approximately 3-4% of specimen. Left ventricular hydatid cyst are situated subpericardium and scarcely blow up into the pericardial gap (11). The hydatid cyst in cardiac muscle can be recognized by two proceedings: discovery of the cyst and its recognition as echinococcus. The recognized is depending on X-ray, serological test, and magnetic resonance imaging echocardiography, computerized tomography (8). The GSH is the essential antioxidant by chelating the superoxide beside the role of peroxidase (12) while the antioxidant function of Vitamin as a peroxyl radical scavenger that disconnect chain reactions, is well recognized by different scientists (13). The toxin fractions of hydatid cyst fluid and protoscoleces, isolated from hydatid cysts of sheep origin cause the raise of phagocytosis at the concentration of 2.5 μg compared to 5μg in Protoscoleces and was the other way around in hydatid cyst fluid at 5μg (14) and also another study found that leucocytes are affected by toxin fractions at both concentrations (2.5and5μg) at 3 and 15 days post infection when compared with control group (15). Immunologically another study found that treatment of mice with the toxin fractions caused a decrease in the percentage of lymphocytes in peripheral blood. Flow-cytometric analysis confirm that T-cells in mice that treated with toxin had diminish membraneCD8, CD4 and CD3 density, and had increase percentages of CD4+ thymocytes expressing CD25and CD8+ splenocytes (16). The present research aims to investigate histopathological changes in cardiac muscles after intraperitoneal injection of hydatid cyst raw fluid and toxin fluid fractions. Materials and methods Provenance of hydatid cysts Sheep hydatid cysts source were taken from affected livers of slaughtered sheep in Nineveh slaughter house of Iraq. Vitamin E Vitamin E used in a powder form was made by Shang Hang Veterinary pharmaceutical company and in a dose of 40mg/ 100gm of feed (17). Isolation of cyst fluid Protoscoleces were aseptically removed from the cysts, depending on (18). The centrifuge was made at 7600g (10000 rpm), by a cryocentrfuigation for approximately 10 minutes at 4°C, then collection of supernatant (HCF) was made and preserved in sterilized vessels at -20°C till used. Isolation of cyst fluid toxin fractions Cysts fluid fractions (CFFs) were isolated depending on the method of (15) by adding Ammonium sulphate to the fluid of the cyst (49.35 gm/100ml) and putting the fluid at 4°C in the refrigerator for one day to precipitate the protein faster. The fluid was centrifuged. Then adding to the supernatant a similar volume of chloroform. After centrifugation two stratum were created. The chloroform stratum was detached and semi volume of methanol (chloroform to methanol 2: 1, v/v) was added and centrifuged under the same situation above-mentioned. The surface layer was dehydrated by rotary evaporator. The chloroform-methanol dissolvable fractions (CMDFs), or TFs, were preserved at -20°C till used. When we used it, we resolve it in scarce drizzle of chloroform and completed by phosphate buffer saline (PBS). Experimental styling Fifty healthy adult male albino mice at the age of 3-4 weeks were used in this experiment. It is divided in five major groups: The first group is a control, the second group is the mice that are injected with toxin fractions at the concentration 25 Mg/ml PBS in peritoneal cavity, the third group is the mice that are injected with toxin fractions at the concentration 25 Mg/ml PBS and treated with vitamin E at the concentration of 40 mg/100 g of feed, the fourth group are the mice that injected by the 1 ml of row infertile fluid and the fifth group are the mice that are injected with 1ml of a row of infertile fluid in peritoneal cavity with the vitamin E at the concentration of 40 mg /100 gm feed. The mice were sacrificed with diethyl ether inhalation after 15 and 30 days of treatment. Specimens of heart were rapidly removed parts of it fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin for 3days and processed, then cleared in xylene, embedded in paraffin, sectioned and stained with HE (19,20,21). Results This paper studied the effect of toxin fractions of hydatid cyst fluid on the mice myocardial muscle sections which stained with HE. The control group showed normal architecture of myocardial muscle (Figure 1). The histological examination of mice cardiac muscle treated with toxin fractions after 15 days showed several pathological changes includes, edema between muscle fibers with infiltration of mononuclear cells and generalized blood vessels congestion also degeneration and necrosis of myocardial cells observed (Figure 2-4). The histopathological changes of mice cardiac muscles after 30 days of treatment with toxin fractions showed sever histological changes include sever edema between myocardial fibers disorganizer and discontinuation of cardiac muscle fiber (Figure 5), also there is hemorrhage in between the muscles fibers, sever infiltration of mononuclear inflammatory cells between the monocytes (Figure 6). Other section showed infiltration of mononuclear inflammatory cells in the pericardial layer also observed (Figure 7). Also degeneration and necrosis of myocardial muscle is obvious. On another hand the examination of histological of mice treated with hydatid cyst fluid only after 15 days showed degeneration and necrosis of myocardial muscle with pyknosis of nucleus, congestion of blood vessels with vasculitis (Figure 8). While the histological changes after 30days of treatments showed infiltration of mononuclear inflammatory cells (Figure 9) also thickening of blood vessels, sever congestion degeneration and necrosis of myocardial muscles (Figure 10). Additionally, the histological changes of myocardial muscles of mice treated with toxin fractions and vitamin E after 15 and 30 days showed improvement in the histological appearance compared with those treated with toxin infraction and hydatid fluid, the myocardial muscle appeared with large nuclei this give induction of the regeneration process of myocytes, other changes showed little deference from control samples (Figure 11). Figure 1: Micrograph of myocardial muscles I control mice showed normal architecture of muscle. (HE, 100X). Figure 2: Micrograph of mice cardiac muscle after 15 days of treatment with toxin fraction showed edema (O) infiltration of mononuclear cells (I) blood vessels congestion (C) degeneration. (HE, 100X). Figure 3: Micrograph of mice cardiac muscle after 15 days of treatment with toxin fraction showed edema (O) infiltration of mononuclear cells (I) congestion (C) degeneration and necrosis (D). (HE, 100X). Figure 4: Micrograph of mice cardiac muscle after 15 days of treatment with toxin fraction showed edema (O) infiltration of mononuclear cells (I) also degeneration. (HE, 100X). Figure 5: Micrograph of mice cardiac muscles after 30 days of treatment with toxin fraction showed sever edema (O), disorganizer and discontinuation (D). (HE, 100X). Figure 6: Micrograph of mice cardiac muscles after 30 days of treatment with toxin fraction showed Sever hemorrhage (H) sever infiltration of mononuclear inflammatory cells (I). (HE, 100X). Figure 7: Micrograph of mice cardiac muscles after 30 days of treatment with toxin fraction showed infiltration of mononuclear inflammatory cells (I) in the pericardial layer. (HE, 100x). Figure 8: Micrograph of mice cardiac muscles after 15days of treatment with hydatid cyst fluid only showed degeneration and necrosis (N) pyknosis of nucleus (P), congestion of blood vessels (C) with vasculitis. (HE, 100x). Figure 9: Micrograph of mice cardiac muscles after 30days of treatment with hydatid cyst fluid only showed infiltration of mononuclear inflammatory cells (I). (HE, 100X). Figure 10: Micrograph of mice cardiac muscles after 30days of treatment with hydatid cyst fluid only showed thickening of blood vessel wall (T), degeneration and necrosis (N), congestion (C). (HE, 100X). Figure 11: Micrograph of mice cardiac muscles after 30days of treatment with toxin fractions and vitamin E after showed the regeneration process of myocytes. (HE, 400x). Discussion From our results we found that there is infiltration of inflammatory cells and necrosis of cardiomyocyte, this results were agreeing with other research on liver or abdominal goat or sheep in hydatid cyst that showed that there is infiltration of the adventitial layer with eosinophils, plasma cells and neutrophils. Additionally, to infiltration, the new gap between cyst wall and the liver tissue contained disorganized mesenchymal and fibroblasts (22). Also the results of this study found that there is a congestion in blood vessels and thickening in the wall of blood vessels this results was match with other previous study that found the glomerular tuft congestion, hyper-cellularity and hypertrophy of glomerular tuft after six weeks of infection by treatment with high viable protoscolices (1000 PS in 0.5 ml HBSS/rat) (23). The lesions induced by hydatid cyst toxin fractions showed degeneration necrosis of myocardial muscle, these result confirmed that the toxin fractions and the raw fluid have the toxic effect on the myocardial muscle, this results agree with other study done by (24). Extravagant lipid oxidation changes the physical characteristics of the membrane of cells and can lead to destruction of cell membrane which cause release of large amount of phospholipid as well as covalent variations of nucleic acids and proteins and occurrence of hypoxia and the lymphocyte infiltration in response to the tissue injury (25) Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant specially for cell membranes. The free radicals formed by peroxidation of lipid are suggest to be concerning to membrane and plasma lipoproteins. Vitamin E conserve the cell membrane (26) and lead to regeneration of cardiomyocyte. Conclusions This study found that the hydatid cyst toxin fluid fraction and raw fluid have many histopathological effect on mice myocardial muscle, these effect represent by edema, thickening of blood vessels, congestion, infiltration of lymphocyte and the study confirm that using of vitamin E with hydatid cyst toxin fraction lead to regeneration of mice cardiomyocyte. Acknowledgments The researchers would like to thank college of veterinary medicine, University of Mosul for supplying facilities to perform the research. Conflict of interest The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.

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