ONZIN deficiency attenuates contact hypersensitivity responses in mice.


Journal Article

ONZIN is abundantly expressed in immune cells of both the myeloid and lymphoid lineage. Expression by lymphoid cells has been reported to further increase after cutaneous exposure of mice to antigens and haptens capable of inducing contact hypersensitivity (CHS), suggesting that ONZIN has a critical role in this response. Here, we report that indeed ONZIN-deficient mice develop attenuated CHS to a number of different haptens. Dampened CHS responses correlated with a significant reduction in pro-inflammatory IL-6 at the challenge site in ONZIN-deficient animals, compared with wild-type controls. Together the study of these animals indicates that loss of ONZIN impacts the effector phase of the CHS response through the regulation of pro-inflammatory factors.

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Cited Authors

  • Ledford, JG; Kovarova, M; Jania, LA; Nguyen, M; Koller, BH

Published Date

  • August 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 90 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 733 - 742

PubMed ID

  • 22249203

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22249203

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1440-1711

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0818-9641

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/icb.2011.107


  • eng