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Macrophages from high-risk HLA-DQB1*0201/*0302 type 1 diabetes mellitus patients are hypersensitive to lipopolysaccharide stimulation.

  • A Plesner
  • C J Greenbaum
  • L K Gaur
  • R K Ernst
  • Åke Lernmark
Publishing year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 522-529
Publication/Series: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
Volume: 56
Issue: 5
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Abstract english

Levels of nonantigen-induced pro-inflammatory cytokines and prostaglandin in macrophages isolated from human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-matched type 1 diabetes mellitus patients, first-degree relatives and healthy controls were determined. We hypothesize that monocytes isolated from patients are sensitized or preactivated and therefore, have an altered response to in vitro stimulus compared with control groups as measured by levels of pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators. In this study, peripheral blood monocytes were differentiated to macrophages with macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) to determine lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6, IL-12 and prostaglandin E-2 (PGE-2) secretion from hetero- or homozygous HLA DQB1*0201 and *0302 type 1 diabetes mellitus patients, first-degree relatives and homozygous HLA DQB1*0602 healthy controls. LPS-stimulated secretion of TNF-alpha, IL-1beta and IL-6 was immediate and markedl


  • Immunology in the medical area


  • ISSN: 1365-3083
E-mail: ake [dot] lernmark [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

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