The class A macrophage scavenger receptor attenuates CXC chemokine production and the early infiltration of neutrophils in sterile peritonitis
Cotena, Alessia, Gordon, Siamon and Platt, Nick (2004) The class A macrophage scavenger receptor attenuates CXC chemokine production and the early infiltration of neutrophils in sterile peritonitis. Journal of Immunology, 173, (10), 6427-6432.
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The macrophage scavenger receptor (SR-A) is a multifunctional receptor that is associated with several important pathological conditions, including atherosclerosis. In this study, we show, using a sterile peritonitis model, that it can regulate the inflammatory response. SR-A null mice display an increased initial granulocytic infiltration because of overproduction of the CXC chemokines, MIP-2 and keratinocyte-derived cytokine. This differential response is dependent upon particle internalization and can be mimicked by advanced glycation end product-BSA-conjugated latex beads. Thus SR-A is a nonactivating receptor, which is the first example of a pattern recognition receptor that serves to counter the activities of proinflammatory receptors and attenuates the production of specific chemokines to ensure an inflammatory response of the appropriate magnitude.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Biological Sciences
|Date Deposited:||21 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2012 10:32|
|Contact Email Address:||N.Platt@soton.ac.uk|
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