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T cells reactive to microbiota regulate the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). As T cell trafficking to intestines is regulated through interactions between highly specific chemokine-chemokine receptors, efforts have been made to develop intestine-specific immunosuppression based on blocking these key processes. CCR9, a gut-trophic chemokine(More)
BACKGROUND Neutrophils are accumulated in inflamed mucosa of IBD and play an important role in the pathogenesis. CD177 is expressed in neutrophils specifically and upregulated during inflammation. However, the role of CD177+ neutrophils in pathogenesis of IBD remains elusive. MATERIALS AND METHODS Expression of CD177 was analysed in peripheral blood and(More)
It has been shown that while commensal bacteria promote Th1, Th17 and Treg cells in lamina propria (LP) in steady-state conditions, they suppress mucosal Th2 cells. However, it is still unclear whether there are specific commensal organisms down-regulating Th2 responses, and the mechanism involved. Here we demonstrate that commensal A4 bacteria, a member of(More)
Intestinal IgA, which is regulated by gut microbiota, has a crucial role in maintenance of intestinal homeostasis and in protecting the intestines from inflammation. However, the means by which microbiota promotes intestinal IgA responses remain unclear. Emerging evidence suggests that the host can sense gut bacterial metabolites in addition to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether lithium modifies open-field and elevated plus maze behavior, and brain phospho-glycogen synthase kinase 3 (P-GSK3beta) expression in Fmr1 knockout mice. METHODS One hundred and eighty FVB mice, including knockout and wild type, with an age of 30 days were used. An open-field and elevated plus maze was utilized to test(More)
It has been shown recently that neutrophils are able to produce IL-22 and IL-17, which differentially regulate the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. However, it is still largely unknown how the neutrophil production of IL-22 and IL-17 is regulated, and their role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. In this study, we found that IL-23(More)
Multiple mechanisms are involved in regulation of host response to microbiota to maintain the intestinal homeostasis. Th17 cells are enriched in the intestinal lamina propria under steady conditions. Many studies have demonstrated that microbiota-reactive Th17 cells in the intestines mediate the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases. However, clinical(More)
Multiple mechanisms exist in regulation of host responses to massive challenges from microbiota to maintain immune homeostasis in the intestines. Among these is the enriched Th17 cells in the intestines, which regulates intestinal homeostasis through induction of antimicrobial peptides and secretory IgA among others. However, the means by which Th17 cells(More)
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