Cutting Edge: GPR35/CXCR8 is the Receptor of CXCL17

Cutting Edge: GPR35/CXCR8 is the Receptor of the Mucosal Chemokine CXCL17

Maravillas-Montero JL, Burkhardt AM, Hevezi PA, Carnevale CD, Smit MJ, Zlotnik A.

J Immunol. 2014 Nov 19. pii: 1401704. [Epub ahead of print]

Chemokines control the migration and homing of hematopoietic cells in the body. The last chemokine to be described was CXCL17, which exhibits a […]

Indigenous Enteric Eosinophils Control DCs

Indigenous Enteric Eosinophils Control DCs to Initiate a Primary Th2 Immune Response in vivo

Chu DK, Jimenez-Saiz R, Verschoor CP, Walker TD, Goncharova S, Llop-Guevara A, Shen P, Gordon ME, Barra NG, Bassett JD, Kong J, Fattouh R, McCoy KD, Bowdish DM, Erjefält JS, Pabst O, Humbles AA, Kolbeck R, Waserman S, Jordana M.

J Exp […]

Innate-type Lymphocytes in the Intestinal Epithelium

CD8αα+ Innate-type Lymphocytes in the Intestinal Epithelium Mediate Mucosal Immunity

Van Kaer L, Algood HM, Singh K, Parekh VV, Greer MJ, Piazuelo MB, Weitkamp JH, Matta P, Chaturvedi R, Wilson KT, Olivares-Villagómez D.

Immunity. 2014 Sep 18;41(3):451-64. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2014.08.010. Epub 2014 Sep 11.

Innate immune responses are critical for mucosal immunity. In this publication we describe an […]

Precision Microbiome Restores Bile Acid Resistance to Clostridium Difficile

Precision Microbiome Reconstitution Restores Bile Acid Mediated Resistance to Clostridium Difficile

Buffie CG, Bucci V, Stein RR, McKenney PT, Ling L, Gobourne A, No D, Liu H, Kinnebrew M, Viale A, Littmann E, van den Brink MR, Jenq RR, Taur Y, Sander C, Cross J, Toussaint NC, Xavier JB, Pamer EG.

Nature. 2014 Oct 22. doi: […]

Local Macrophage Chemokine Sustain Protective CD4 T Cells

A Local Macrophage Chemokine Network Sustains Protective Tissue-resident Member CD4 T Cells

Science. 2014 Oct 3;346(6205):93-8. doi: 10.1126/science.1257530. Epub 2014 Aug 28.

Despite large investment and effort, vaccines that rely on T cells have not been successful. Unlike antibody-based vaccines, T cell-based vaccines rely on the cellular recruitment to the site of infection for protection. However, […]

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Commensal Bacteria Protect against Food Allergen Sensitization

Commensal Bacteria Protect against Food Allergen Sensitization

Stefka, AT et al  Commensal bacteria protect against food allergen sensitization.  2014 PNAS USA 111, 13145-13150.

The prevalence of life-threatening anaphylactic responses to food is rising at an alarming rate in many parts of the world. It is increasingly clear that 21st century environmental interventions, including widespread antibiotic use, […]

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Endoscopic Photoconversion Reveals Trafficking to the Gut

Endoscopic Photoconversion Reveals Unexpectedly Broad Leukocyte Trafficking to and from the Gut

Morton AM, Sefik E, Upadhyay R, Weissleder R, Benoist C, Mathis D.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 May 6;111(18):6696-701. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1405634111. Epub 2014 Apr 21.

Gut-microbiota/immune-cell interactions play important roles in immune system homeostasis and responsiveness, and have been implicated in the […]

Constant Replenishment from Circulating Monocytes in Adult Mice

Constant Replenishment from Circulating Monocytes Maintains the Macrophage Pool in the Intestine of Adult Mice

Bain CC, Bravo-Blas A, Scott CL, Gomez Perdiguero E, Geissmann F, Henri S, Malissen B, Osborne LC, Artis D, Mowat AM.

Nat Immunol. 2014 Aug 24. doi: 10.1038/ni.2967.

The normal intestine contains large numbers of macrophages that play crucial roles in homeostasis, […]

Transcription Factor T Bet Regulates Lymphocyte Maturation

Transcription Factor T-bet Regulates Intraepithelial Lymphocyte Functional Maturation

Reis BS, Hoytema van Konijnenburg DP, Grivennikov SI, Mucida D.

Immunity. 2014 Aug 21;41(2):244-56. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2014.06.017.

IELs police the single-cell layer of intestinal epithelium, a fine boundary that spans as much as 400 square meters and allows nutrients in and wastes out. Nearly all IELs belong to a group […]

Transcription Factor T Bet is Induced by IL-15

The Transcription Factor T Bet Is Induced by IL-15 and Thymic Agonist Selection and Controls CD8αα(+) Intraepithelial Lymphocyte Development

Klose CS, Blatz K, d’Hargues Y, Hernandez PP, Kofoed-Nielsen M, Ripka JF, Ebert K, Arnold SJ, Diefenbach A, Palmer E, Tanriver Y.

Immunity. 2014 Aug 21;41(2):230-43. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2014.06.018.

CD8αα(+) intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) are instrumental in maintaining the epithelial […]