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Osteopontin: Role in immune regulation and stress responses

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I used OPN-/- mice to evaluate osteopontin s involvement in immune organ homeostasis in response to physical stress. Using the hindlimb unloading model, I compared OPN-/- mice with OPN+/+ mice subjected to HU for 3 days. Whereas OPN+/+ mice suffered a marked reduction of body weight and significant spleen and thymus atrophy, OPN-/- mice were much less affected. OPN deficiency seemed to protect mice from reduction of lymphocytes in the spleen and thymus, elevation of the level of corticosteroid and apoptotic cell death. In another stress model, chronic restraint stress, I showed that OPN-/- mice are more resistant, compared to OPN+/+ mice, to CRS-induced lymphoid organ atrophy and unable to increase corticosterone production in response to CRS. ACTH also did not respond to stress in the absence of OPN. Administration of OPN into OPN-/- mice or of the anti-OPN monoclonal antibody 2C5 into OPN+/+ mice partially restored the WT and KO phenotypes respectively. Taken together, these results indicate that OPN is critical in mediating stress-induced immune organ atrophy, likely through influencing hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis hormone responses.

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Kathryn X. Wang obtained her PhD degree in Immunology in 2008 from Rutgers University/ UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School. One of her research interests is in osteopontin's role in the regulation of immune cell function and its involvement in stress responses. Currently she is working as a senior research investigator at Sanofi-Aventis in New Jersey.



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I used OPN-/- mice to evaluate osteopontin's involvement in immune organ homeostasis in response to physical stress. Using the hindlimb unloading model, I compared OPN-/- mice with OPN+/+ mice subjected to HU for 3 days. Whereas OPN+/+ mice suffered a marked reduction of body weight and significant spleen and thymus atrophy, OPN-/- mice were much less affected. OPN deficiency seemed to protect mice from reduction of lymphocytes in the spleen and thymus, elevation of the level of corticosteroid and apoptotic cell death. In another stress model, chronic restraint stress, I showed that OPN-/- mice are more resistant, compared to OPN+/+ mice, to CRS-induced lymphoid organ atrophy and unable to increase corticosterone production in response to CRS. ACTH also did not respond to stress in the absence of OPN. Administration of OPN into OPN-/- mice or of the anti-OPN monoclonal antibody 2C5 into OPN+/+ mice partially restored the WT and KO phenotypes respectively. Taken together, these results indicate that OPN is critical in mediating stress-induced immune organ atrophy, likely through influencing hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis hormone responses.

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Titel: Osteopontin: Role in immune regulation and stress responses
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EAN: 9783845430898
ISBN: 978-3-8454-3089-8
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Biologie
Anzahl Seiten: 140
Gewicht: 225g
Größe: H220mm x B150mm x T8mm
Jahr: 2011