Ad-IL-17AR:Fc administration reduces IL-17A production in the blood and the heart.

(A) Serum IL-6 concentrations at post-infection 7 days, 2mons and 3mons in PBS-, Ad-IL-17AR:Fc- and Ad:null-treated mice (n = 5) were measured using ELISA, and the data were analyzed by a 2-factor ANOVA. ##p<0.01, #p<0.05 vs 7 Days group, **p<0.01, *p<0.05 vs control group, (B) Serum TNF-α concentrations at post-infection 7 days, 2mons and 3mons in PBS-, AdIL-17R:Fc- and Ad:null-treated mice (n = 5) were measured using ELISA, and the data were analyzed by a 2-factor ANOVA. #p<0.05 vs 7 Days group, *p<0.05 vs control group. The data represent the mean ± SEM for 6 mice per group. (C)The IL-17A protein extracted from the left ventricle of the mice in the three groups at post-infection day 90, was subjected to western blotting and was probed with the indicated antibodies (n = 3). (D)The IL-17A protein level is expressed as a ratio of the GAPDH level in the same sample; the data are expressed as the mean± SEM. *P<0.05 vs the control group. (E) The IL-17RA protein extracted from the left ventricle of the mice in the three groups at post-infection day 90, was subjected to western blotting and was probed with the indicated antibodies (n = 3). (F) The IL-17RA protein level is expressed as a ratio of the GAPDH level in the same sample; the data are expressed as the mean± SEM.