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Joining chain-expressing and -nonexpressing B cell populations in the mouse

Erlandsson, Lena; Akerblad, Peter; Vingsbo-Lundberg, C; Källberg, Eva LU ; Lycke, Nils and Leanderson, Tomas (2001) In Journal of Experimental Medicine 194(5). p.557-570
Abstract
The diphtheria toxin A chain (DTA) was gene targeted into the Joining chain (J chain) locus to create a mouse strain selecting against J chain-expressing cells, JDTA mice. Serum immunoglobulin (Ig)M and serum IgG were reduced six to eightfold, while serum IgA was elevated 14-fold in these mice. JDTA mice were immune competent although the serum Ig response compared with wild-type mice was reduced sixfold at day 14 but only fourfold at day 45 after immunization. Exchanging the DTA gene with a cDNA for c-myc resulted in mice with a distinct phenotype with increased Ig production and enhanced humoral immune responses. Analysis of single B cells stimulated by lipopolysaccharide in vitro using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction... (More)
The diphtheria toxin A chain (DTA) was gene targeted into the Joining chain (J chain) locus to create a mouse strain selecting against J chain-expressing cells, JDTA mice. Serum immunoglobulin (Ig)M and serum IgG were reduced six to eightfold, while serum IgA was elevated 14-fold in these mice. JDTA mice were immune competent although the serum Ig response compared with wild-type mice was reduced sixfold at day 14 but only fourfold at day 45 after immunization. Exchanging the DTA gene with a cDNA for c-myc resulted in mice with a distinct phenotype with increased Ig production and enhanced humoral immune responses. Analysis of single B cells stimulated by lipopolysaccharide in vitro using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction showed that J chain-nonexpressing B cells could be detected that had a secretory phenotype as determined by an abundance of transcript for secretory IgM. Finally, limiting dilution analysis of peripheral B cells showed that J chain expression was a clonal property already established in naive, peripheral B lymphocytes. (Less)
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B cells, plasma cells, mice, ES cells, J chain
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194
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Rockefeller University Press
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  abstract     = {The diphtheria toxin A chain (DTA) was gene targeted into the Joining chain (J chain) locus to create a mouse strain selecting against J chain-expressing cells, JDTA mice. Serum immunoglobulin (Ig)M and serum IgG were reduced six to eightfold, while serum IgA was elevated 14-fold in these mice. JDTA mice were immune competent although the serum Ig response compared with wild-type mice was reduced sixfold at day 14 but only fourfold at day 45 after immunization. Exchanging the DTA gene with a cDNA for c-myc resulted in mice with a distinct phenotype with increased Ig production and enhanced humoral immune responses. Analysis of single B cells stimulated by lipopolysaccharide in vitro using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction showed that J chain-nonexpressing B cells could be detected that had a secretory phenotype as determined by an abundance of transcript for secretory IgM. Finally, limiting dilution analysis of peripheral B cells showed that J chain expression was a clonal property already established in naive, peripheral B lymphocytes.},
  author       = {Erlandsson, Lena and Akerblad, Peter and Vingsbo-Lundberg, C and Källberg, Eva and Lycke, Nils and Leanderson, Tomas},
  issn         = {1540-9538},
  keyword      = {B cells,plasma cells,mice,ES cells,J chain},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {557--570},
  publisher    = {Rockefeller University Press},
  series       = {Journal of Experimental Medicine},
  title        = {Joining chain-expressing and -nonexpressing B cell populations in the mouse},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  volume       = {194},
  year         = {2001},
}