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    Inflammation of the respiratory tract is associated with CCL28 and CCR10 expression in a murine model of allergic asthma

    English, Karen and Brady, Claire and Corcoran, Paul and Cassidy, Joseph P. and Mahon, Bernard P. (2006) Inflammation of the respiratory tract is associated with CCL28 and CCR10 expression in a murine model of allergic asthma. Immunology Letters, 103 (2). pp. 92-100. ISSN 0165-2478

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    Mouse models and in vitro cell culture were used to examine airway expression of the mucosal chemokine CCL28. Low levels of constitutively expressed mRNA were observed in transformed murine epithelial cells, but high levels could be induced by stimulation. Cytokines that signal through NF-B, including IL-10 and TNF- or via JAK-STAT pathway including oncostatin M induced CCL28 in airway epithelial cells in vitro. Immunohistochemistry of murine airway tissue revealed that constitutive expression of CCL28 protein in vivo was low and not ubiquitous. However, abundant expression was detected in epithelia and lymphoid aggregates following allergic sensitization and challenge with ovalbumin. This was accompanied by increased detection of cells expressing CCR10 protein and mRNA in inflamed airways. Taken together, these data support a role for CCL28 in contributing to allergen driven airway pathologies, show that proinflammatory cytokines can induce this signal and suggest a role for CCR10 expressing cells in airway inflammation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: CCL28; IL-1; Oncostatin M; CCR10; Eosinophil
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biology
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Institute of Immunology
    Item ID: 514
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    Depositing User: Bernard Mahon
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2007
    Journal or Publication Title: Immunology Letters
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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