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Role of AhR in thymocyte emigration in vivo

ABSTRACT: Over-activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor by TCDD in mice leads among other phenotypes to a severe thymic atrophy accompanied by immunosuppression. TCDD causes a block in thymocyte maturation and a preferential emigration of immature CD4-CD8- DN thymocytes (recent thymic emigrants) into the periphery. As part of this study gene expression profiles from DN thymocytes and thymic emigrants were generated from TCDD and solvent control mice Keywords: Affymetrix, TCDD, CD4-CD8- thymocytes, Thymus involution, thymic emigration, Ahr Female, 6-8 week old C57BL6 mice were i.p. injected with 10 µg/kg TCDD. After 5 days mice were anesthezised and FITC injected into their thymi. after 24h mice were sacrificed and CD4-CD8-FITC+ cells isolated from thymus (thymocytes) and spleen (recent thymus emigrants).

ORGANISM(S): Mus musculus  

SUBMITTER: Vladimir Temchura   Charlotte Esser  Markus Frericks 

PROVIDER: E-GEOD-10166 | ArrayExpress | 2008-11-25



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Role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in thymocyte emigration in vivo.

Temchura Vladimir V VV   Frericks Markus M   Nacken Wolfgang W   Esser Charlotte C  

European journal of immunology 20050901 9

The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-dependent member of the PAS-bHLH-family of nuclear receptors. Anthropogenic ligands include environmental contaminants such as 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Over-activation of the AHR causes thymus atrophy and immunosuppression. Signaling via the AHR changes the thymocyte differentiation program at several checkpoints, in particular within the CD4-CD8- double-negative (DN) thymocyte subset. Here, we show that AHR over-activation led t  ...[more]

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