Meny

Javascript verkar inte påslaget? - Vissa delar av Lunds universitets webbplats fungerar inte optimalt utan javascript, kontrollera din webbläsares inställningar.
Du är här

Crucial role of FLT3 ligand in immune reconstitution following bone marrow transplantation and high dose chemotherapy.

Författare:
Publiceringsår: 2007
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 424-432
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Blood
Volym: 110
Nummer: 1
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: American Society of Hematology

Sammanfattning

Almost 5 decades after the first clinical transplantations, delayed immune reconstitution remains a considerable hurdle in bone marrow transplantation, and the mechanisms regulating immune reconstitution after transplantation remain to be established. Whereas adult fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 ligand-deficient (FL-/-) mice have reduced numbers of early Band T-cell progenitors, they sustain close to normal levels of mature B and T cells. Herein, we demonstrate that adult bone marrow cells fail to reconstitute B-cell progenitors and conventional B cells in lethally irradiated FL-/- recipients, which also display delayed kinetics of T-cell reconstitution. Similarly, FL is essential for B-cell regeneration after chemotherapy-induced myeloablation. In contrast, fetal progenitors reconstitute B lymphopoiesis in FL-/- mice, albeit at reduced levels. A critical role of FL in adult B lymphopoiesis is further substantiated by an age-progressive decline in peripheral conventional B cells in FL-/- mice, whereas fetally and early postnatally derived B1 and marginal zone B cells are sustained in a FL-independent manner. Thus, FL plays a crucial role in sustaining conventional B lymphopoiesis in adult mice and, as a consequence, our findings implicate a critical role of FL in promoting immune reconstitution after myeloablation and bone marrow transplantation.

Disputation

Nyckelord

  • Medicine and Health Sciences

Övriga

Published
Yes
  • ISSN: 0006-4971

Box 117, 221 00 LUND
Telefon 046-222 00 00 (växel)
Telefax 046-222 47 20
lu [at] lu [dot] se

Fakturaadress: Box 188, 221 00 LUND
Organisationsnummer: 202100-3211
Om webbplatsen