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Increased IL-17 expression in degenerated human discs and increased production in cultured annulus cells exposed to IL-1ß and TNF-α
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PMID:  23627571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
IL-17 is expressed in a number of tissues including the intervertebral disc, where it exerts strong inflammatory properties. We evaluated IL-17 using immunolocalization in herniated and non-herniated human discs, IL-17 gene expression, and the production of IL-17 by annulus cells cultured in three dimensions in the presence of IL-1ß or TNF-α. There was no difference in the percentage of IL-17 positive cells in annulus or nucleus in herniated vs. non-herniated disc specimens. Molecular studies confirmed expression of IL-17 in disc tissue, with significantly increased expression in more degenerated discs; there was no difference in expression between herniated vs. non-herniated discs. Exposure to IL-1ß or TNF-α resulted in significantly greater production of IL-17. Our findings expand understanding of IL-17 production by disc cells and reveal the importance of non-canonical IL-17 production in the disc. Significantly greater expression of IL-17 in more degenerated discs adds to our understanding of the changes in disc cell function with advancing stages of disc degeneration.
He Gruber; Gl Hoelscher; Ja Ingram; Hj Norton; En Hanley
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-4-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnic & histochemistry : official publication of the Biological Stain Commission     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-7760     ISO Abbreviation:  Biotech Histochem     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
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Created Date:  2013-4-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9107378     Medline TA:  Biotech Histochem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center , P.O. Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232.
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