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Galectin-9 signaling prolongs survival in murine lung-cancer by inducing macrophages to differentiate into plasmacytoid dendritic cell-like macrophages.
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PMID:  22177847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Galectin-9 (Gal-9) expanded plasmacytoid dendritic cell-like macrophages (pDC-Mϕs) in lung cancer-bearing mice and prolonged the survival. Gal-9 increased the frequency of CD11c(high) cells in M-CSF- but not GM-CSF-induced Mϕs in vitro in a Tim-3 independent manner. CD11c(high) cells differentiated with M-CSF+Gal-9 expressed pDC-Mϕ markers, such as PDCA-1 and F4/80. These cells expressed high TLR7, TLR8 and TLR9, although they exhibited decreased IFN-α mRNA levels. LPS or LLC stimulation further elevated pDC-Mϕ markers, indicating that M-CSF+Gal-9-induced Mϕs were pDC-Mϕ precursors. Moreover, LPS stimulation resulted in the increased IRF7 and E2-2 levels, suggesting that the pDC-Mϕ precursors matured into pDC-Mϕs. These matured pDC-Mϕs augmented NK cell-mediated cytotoxicity though they did not produce IFN-α upon TLR7 or TLR9 stimulation. The present results suggest that Gal-9 induces Mϕs to differentiate to pDC-Mϕs, and that this switch in differentiation favors the activation of NK cells that are able to prolong the survival of tumor-bearing mice.
Takeshi Kadowaki; Tomohiro Arikawa; Rika Shinonaga; Souichi Oomizu; Hiroyuki Inagawa; Genichiro Soma; Toshiro Niki; Mitsuomi Hirashima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical immunology (Orlando, Fla.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1521-7035     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883537     Medline TA:  Clin Immunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Immunology and Immunopathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Kagawa 761-0793, Japan.
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