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Dendritic cells (DCs) , a rare cell type widely distributed in the soma, are potent antigen-presenting cells that initiate primary immune responses. DCs rely on intracellular redox state and calcium (Ca2+) signals for proper development and function, but the relationship between these two signaling systems is unclear. Thimerosal (THI) is a mercurial used to… (More)
Conventional culture conditions for GM-CSF expanded murine bone marrow derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) uses ambient (hyperoxic) oxygen pressure (20% v/v, 152 Torr) and medium supplemented with the thiol 2-mercaptoethanol (2-Me). Given the redox activities of O2 and 2-Me, the effects of 2%, 5%, 10%, and 20% v/v O2 atmospheres and omitting 2-Me from the… (More)
a) Running Title: Nanomolar thimerosal dysregulates DC signaling. of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Medicine, UCD) for helpful discussions and for reviewing on the manuscript. declare they have no competing financial interests.