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Article: The role of interleukin 12 and nitric oxide in the development of spontaneous autoimmune disease in MRL/MP-lpr/lpr mice

TitleThe role of interleukin 12 and nitric oxide in the development of spontaneous autoimmune disease in MRL/MP-lpr/lpr mice
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Issue Date1996
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Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1996, v. 183, n. 4, p. 1447-1459 How to Cite?
AbstractMRL/MP-lpr/lpr (MRL/lpr) mice develop a spontaneous autoimmune disease. Serum from these mice contained significantly higher concentrations of nitrite/nitrate than serum from age-matched control MRL/MP-+/+ (MRL/+), BALB/c or CBA/6J mice. Spleen and peritoneal cells from MRL/lpr mice also produced significantly more nitric oxide (NO) than those from the control mice when cultured with interferon (IFN) γ and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vitro. It is interesting to note that peritoneal cells from MRL/lpr mice also produced markedly higher concentrations of interleukin (IL) 12 than those from MRL/+ or BALB/c mice when cultured with the same stimuli. It is striking that cells from MRL/lpr mice produced high concentrations of NO witch cultured with IL-12 and IPS, whereas only low or background levels of NO were produced by similarly cultured cells from MRL/+ or BALB/c mice. The enhanced NO synthesis induced by IFN-γ/LPS was substantially inhibited by anti-IL-12 antibody. In addition, IL-12-induced NO production can also be markedly inhibited by anti-IFN-γ antibody, but only weakly inhibited by anti-tumor necrosis factor α antibody. The effect of IL-12 on NO production was dependent on the presence of natural killer and possibly T cells. Serum from MRL/lpr mice contained significantly higher concentrations of IL-12 compared with those of MRL/+ or BALB/c control mice. Daily injection of recombinant IL-12 led to increased serum levels of IFN-γ and NO metabolites, and accelerated glomerulonephritis in the young MRL/lpr mice (but not in the MRL/+ mice) compared with controls injected with phosphate-buffered saline alone. These data, together with previous finding that NO synthase inhibitors can ameliorate autoimmune disease in MRL/lpr mice, suggest that the high capacity of such mice to produce IL-12 and their greater responsiveness to IL-12, leading to the production of high concentrations of NO, are important factors in this spontaneous model of autoimmune disease.
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dc.contributor.authorHuang, Fangping-
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Guijie-
dc.contributor.authorLindop, George B M-
dc.contributor.authorStott, David Ian-
dc.contributor.authorLiew, Fooyew-
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-26T23:11:04Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-26T23:11:04Z-
dc.date.issued1996-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Experimental Medicine, 1996, v. 183, n. 4, p. 1447-1459-
dc.identifier.issn0022-1007-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/200052-
dc.description.abstractMRL/MP-lpr/lpr (MRL/lpr) mice develop a spontaneous autoimmune disease. Serum from these mice contained significantly higher concentrations of nitrite/nitrate than serum from age-matched control MRL/MP-+/+ (MRL/+), BALB/c or CBA/6J mice. Spleen and peritoneal cells from MRL/lpr mice also produced significantly more nitric oxide (NO) than those from the control mice when cultured with interferon (IFN) γ and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in vitro. It is interesting to note that peritoneal cells from MRL/lpr mice also produced markedly higher concentrations of interleukin (IL) 12 than those from MRL/+ or BALB/c mice when cultured with the same stimuli. It is striking that cells from MRL/lpr mice produced high concentrations of NO witch cultured with IL-12 and IPS, whereas only low or background levels of NO were produced by similarly cultured cells from MRL/+ or BALB/c mice. The enhanced NO synthesis induced by IFN-γ/LPS was substantially inhibited by anti-IL-12 antibody. In addition, IL-12-induced NO production can also be markedly inhibited by anti-IFN-γ antibody, but only weakly inhibited by anti-tumor necrosis factor α antibody. The effect of IL-12 on NO production was dependent on the presence of natural killer and possibly T cells. Serum from MRL/lpr mice contained significantly higher concentrations of IL-12 compared with those of MRL/+ or BALB/c control mice. Daily injection of recombinant IL-12 led to increased serum levels of IFN-γ and NO metabolites, and accelerated glomerulonephritis in the young MRL/lpr mice (but not in the MRL/+ mice) compared with controls injected with phosphate-buffered saline alone. These data, together with previous finding that NO synthase inhibitors can ameliorate autoimmune disease in MRL/lpr mice, suggest that the high capacity of such mice to produce IL-12 and their greater responsiveness to IL-12, leading to the production of high concentrations of NO, are important factors in this spontaneous model of autoimmune disease.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Experimental Medicine-
dc.titleThe role of interleukin 12 and nitric oxide in the development of spontaneous autoimmune disease in MRL/MP-lpr/lpr mice-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1084/jem.183.4.1447-
dc.identifier.pmid8666903-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0029880442-
dc.identifier.volume183-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage1447-
dc.identifier.epage1459-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1996UH14400019-

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