Th2 differentiation is unaffected by jagged2 expression on dendritic cells

Connie M. Krawczyk, Jie Sun, Edward J. Pearce

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Abstract

Expression of the Jagged Notch ligands by dendritic cells (DCs) has been suggested to play a role in instructing Th2 responses. Supporting this hypothesis, we found that Jagged2 but not Jaggedl expression, correlates with the ability of DCs to induce Th2 responses. Jagged2 expression is up-regulated in response to the helminth soluble Schistosoma mansoni egg Ag, which conditions DCs to induce Th2 responses, and is markedly down-regulated following exposure to TLR agonists that generally promote Th1 responses. Conversely, Jagged1 expression is markedly induced by TLR ligation. Despite these correlations, suppression of expression of Jagged2 using retrovirally delivered small interfering RNA failed to affect the ability of DCs to induce Th2 cell differentiation either in vitro or in vivo. Moreover, retrovirally induced expression of Jagged2 did not enhance the ability of DCs to induce Th2 cell responses. Our data indicate that Jagged2 expression by DCs is not sufficient or required for Th2 cell differentiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7931-7937
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Immunology
Volume180
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Dendritic Cells
Th2 Cells
Cell Differentiation
Schistosoma mansoni
Helminths
Small Interfering RNA
Ovum
Ligation
Ligands

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Th2 differentiation is unaffected by jagged2 expression on dendritic cells. / Krawczyk, Connie M.; Sun, Jie; Pearce, Edward J.

In: Journal of Immunology, Vol. 180, No. 12, 01.01.2008, p. 7931-7937.

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Krawczyk, Connie M. ; Sun, Jie ; Pearce, Edward J. / Th2 differentiation is unaffected by jagged2 expression on dendritic cells. In: Journal of Immunology. 2008 ; Vol. 180, No. 12. pp. 7931-7937.
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