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Innate Sensing through Mesenchymal TLR4/MyD88 Signals Promotes Spontaneous Intestinal Tumorigenesis.

MyD88, an adaptor molecule downstream of innate pathways, plays a significant tumor-promoting role in sporadic intestinal carcinogenesis of the Apc(min/+) model, which carries a mutation in the Apc gene. Here, we show that deletion of MyD88 in …

Characterization of a conditional interleukin-1 receptor 1 mouse mutant using the Cre/LoxP system.

IL-1 is a key cytokine known to drive chronic inflammation and to regulate many physiological, immunological, and neuroimmunological responses via actions on diverse cell types of the body. To determine the mechanisms of IL-1 actions as part of the …

IFNgamma signaling endows DCs with the capacity to control type I inflammation during parasitic infection through promoting T-bet+ regulatory T cells.

IFNgamma signaling drives dendritic cells (DCs) to promote type I T cell (Th1) immunity. Here, we show that activation of DCs by IFNgamma is equally crucial for the differentiation of a population of T-bet+ regulatory T (Treg) cells specialized to …

IFN-gamma-mediated induction of an apical IL-10 receptor on polarized intestinal epithelia.

Cytokines secreted at sites of inflammation impact the onset, progression, and resolution of inflammation. In this article, we investigated potential proresolving mechanisms of IFN-gamma in models of inflammatory bowel disease. Guided by initial …

T-cell-derived, but not B-cell-derived, IL-10 suppresses antigen-specific T-cell responses in Litomosoides sigmodontis-infected mice.

IL-10, a cytokine with pleiotropic functions is produced by many different cells. Although IL-10 may be crucial for initiating protective Th2 responses to helminth infection, it may also function as a suppressive cytokine preventing immune pathology …

IL-10 acts as a developmental switch guiding monocyte differentiation to macrophages during a murine peritoneal infection.

The peritoneal wash of BALB/c or C57BL/6 mice contains two populations of macrophages that differ in their level of expression of MHC class II (MHC II). Although both populations efficiently phagocytose bacteria in vivo, only the MHC II(lo) …

Intestinal tolerance requires gut homing and expansion of FoxP3+ regulatory T cells in the lamina propria.

Tolerance to food antigen manifests in the absence and/or suppression of antigen-specific immune responses locally in the gut but also systemically, a phenomenon known as oral tolerance. Oral tolerance is thought to originate in the gut-draining …

Transgenic mice with a diverse human T cell antigen receptor repertoire.

Because of tolerance mechanisms, it has been hard to identify the T cell receptors (TCRs) of high-avidity T cells against self (for example, tumor) antigens. TCRs that are specific for foreign human antigens from the nontolerant T cell repertoire can …

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T-cell-specific deletion of gp130 renders the highly susceptible IL-10-deficient mouse resistant to intestinal nematode infection.

Gp130 is the common receptor of the IL-6 family of cytokines and is involved in many biological processes, including acute phase response, inflammation and immune reactions. To investigate the role of gp130 under inflammatory conditions, …