B-cell-activating factor expressions in salivary epithelial cells after dsRNA virus infection depends on RNA-activated protein kinase activation.

@article{Ittah2009BcellactivatingFE,
  title={B-cell-activating factor expressions in salivary epithelial cells after dsRNA virus infection depends on RNA-activated protein kinase activation.},
  author={Marc Ittah and Corinne Miceli-Richard and J E Gottenberg and J{\'e}r{\'e}mie Sellam and Christine Lepajolec and Xavier Mariette},
  journal={European journal of immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={1271-9}
}
B-cell-activating factor (BAFF) plays a key role in promoting activation of autoimmune B cells. This cytokine may be expressed in and secreted by salivary gland epithelial cells (SGEC) after stimulation with type I IFN or viral or synthetic dsRNA. Because this BAFF expression depends only in part on endosomal TLR and type I IFN, we investigated whether… CONTINUE READING