DR.lyp/lyp bone marrow maintains lymphopenia and promotes diabetes in lyp/lyp but not in +/+ recipient DR.lyp BB rats
Summary, in English
In two independent series of transplants, all DR.lyp/lyp rats (n = 5 and 4) receiving DR.lyp/lyp bone marrow retained lymphopenia and developed insulitis (5/5 and 4/4) as well as diabetes in some (2/5 and 3/4). Both DR.+/+ and DR.lyp/lyp rats receiving DR.+/+ bone marrow cells as well as DR.+/+ rats receiving DR.lyp/lyp bone marrow cells showed no lymphopenia or diabetes. In accordance with earlier studies in non-congenic BB rats, the DR.+/+ rats receiving DR.lyp/lyp bone marrow cells recapitulated an intermediary phenotype rather than the +/+ or lyp/lyp phenotypes.
Our data demonstrate that BBDP rat lymphopenia and diabetes are transferred by bone marrow transplantation to syngeneic DR.lyp/lyp but not DR.+/+ recipients. The intermediary recapitulation of DR.lyp/lyp T cells in recipient DR.±/± rats suggests that radiation resistant ±/± T cells, the Gimap5 mutation in bone marrow cells, or both may not support the development of lymphopenia.
- Rheumatology and Autoimmunity
- BB rat
- Bone marrow transplantation
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