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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2001 Nov 30;289(2):531-8.

Gene expression analysis in human monocytes, monocyte-derived dendritic cells, and alpha-galactosylceramide-pulsed monocyte-derived dendritic cells.

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Department of Human Genetics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.


In vitro proliferation and functional activation of V alpha 24NKT cells following stimulation with alpha-galactosylceramide (alpha-GalCer)-pulsed dendritic cells (DCs) have been observed. Because little is known about the molecular events on DCs following interaction with alpha-GalCer, we performed gene expression profiling of 2400 genes in monocytes and monocyte-derived immature DCs pulsed with alpha-GalCer (alpha-GalCer-imDCs). Overall, the expression levels of 48 genes were up-regulated and 28 were down-regulated in alpha-GalCer-imDCs. Semiquantitative RT-PCR analysis on monocytes, imDCs, alpha-GalCer-imDCs, and mature DCs confirmed the up- and down-regulation of the mRNA expression levels of 28 selected genes. Notably, we identified the specific up-regulation of mRNA expression levels of ribonuclease A and collapsin response mediator protein upon the stimulation of imDC with alpha-GalCer, suggesting a novel immunomodulating effect of alpha-GalCer on imDCs. In this study, we used imDCs prepared by culturing of monocytes with GM-CSF and IL-4 for 5 days and mDCs prepared by further culturing of imDCs with TNF alpha for two extra days.

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