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Analysis of the CCR7 expression on murine bone marrow-derived and spleen dendritic cells


Ritter, U and Wiede, F and Mielenz, D and Kiafard, Z and Zwirner, J and Korner, H, Analysis of the CCR7 expression on murine bone marrow-derived and spleen dendritic cells , Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 76, (2) pp. 472-476. ISSN 0741-5400 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1189/jlb.0104037


About 40% of bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (BM-DCs) generated from stem cells of C57BL/6 (B6.WT) mice differentiate in the presence of granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) without further stimuli to mature DCs. These cells are characterized by high levels of major histocompatibility complex class II, CD40, and CD86 on their surface. Recent studies have revealed that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is crucial for maturation of BM-DCs. However, once matured, the phenotype of mature TNF-negative C57BL/6 (B6.TNF -/-) and B6.WT BM-DCs is comparable. Both expressed high levels of CD40 and CD86 and were positive for mRNA of the chemokine receptor (CCR)7. To extend our studies, we generated a monoclonal antibody (mAb) specific for mouse CCR7. This mAb allowed us to analyze the surface expression of CCR7 during maturation of B6.WT and B6.TNF-/- BM-DCs in the presence of GM-CSF and stimulated with TNF or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and to compare it with the CCR7 expression on ex vivo-isolated splenic DCs with or without additional stimulation. Our results showed that CCR7 expression on murine BM-DCs is an indication of cell maturity. Incubation with LPS induced the maturation of all BM-DCs in culture but increased the number of mature CCR7+ splenic DCs only marginally.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Immunology
Research Field:Immunology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Korner, H (Professor Heinrich Korner)
ID Code:72478
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:36
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-08-26
Last Modified:2011-08-29

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