Christoph Franz Adam Vogel

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The nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) transcription factor family has a crucial role in rapid responses to stress and pathogens. We show that the NF-kappaB subunit RelB is functionally associated with the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and mediates transcription of chemokines such as IL-8 via activation of AhR and protein kinase A. RelB physically(More)
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) activation by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) leads to immune suppression associated with the induction of regulatory T cells (T(reg)) expressing the transcription factor Foxp3. The immunological mechanisms of suppression are not well understood however dendritic cells (DC) are considered a key target for(More)
The discovery of the new crosstalk between the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and the NF-kappaB subunit RelB may extend our understanding of the biological functions of the AhR and at the same time raises a number of questions, which will be addressed in this review. The characteristics of this interaction differ from that of AhR with RelA in that the(More)
Exposure to particulate matter air pollution causes inflammatory responses and is associated with the progression of atherosclerosis and increased cardiovascular mortality. Macrophages play a key role in atherogenesis by releasing proinflammatory cytokines and forming foam cells in subendothelial lesions. The present study quantified the inflammatory(More)
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is a well-known immunotoxic compound affecting the expression of inflammatory genes. We found that TCDD induces the expression of the B-cell activating factor of the tumor necrosis factor family (BAFF), B-lymphocyte chemoattractant (BLC), CC-chemokine ligand 1 (CCL1), and the transcription factor interferon gamma(More)
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is involved in the regulation of immune responses, T-cell differentiation, and immunity. Here, we show that inflammatory stimuli such as LPS induce the expression of AhR in human dendritic cells (DC) associated with an AhR-dependent increase of CYP1A1 (cytochrome P4501A1). In vivo data confirmed the elevated expression of(More)
Arsenite has been reported to exert dose-dependent dual effects: triggering apoptosis at relatively high concentrations, whereas inducing partial differentiation at low concentrations in leukemia cells. However, the relevant molecular mechanisms of its action at low and nonapoptotic concentrations remain to be elucidated. We examined the effect of arsenite(More)
Activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) by TCDD may lead to the induction of proinflammatory cytokines in various cell types and organs such as liver leading to active chronic inflammation. Here we studied the expression of the chemokines keratinocyte chemoattractant (KC) and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) in different organs of mice(More)
OBJECTIVE Exposure to dioxins has been shown to contribute to the development of inflammatory diseases, such as atherosclerosis. Macrophage-mediated inflammation is a critical event in the initiation of atherosclerosis. Previously, we showed that treatment of macrophages with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) leads to aryl hydrocarbon receptor(More)
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) has been best known for its role in mediating the toxicity of dioxin. Here we show that AhR overexpression is found among estrogen receptor (ER)α-negative human breast tumors and that its overexpression is positively correlated to that of the NF-κB subunit RelB and Interleukin (IL)-8. Increased DNA binding activity of the(More)