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Kupffer cells support extramedullary erythropoiesis induced by nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate in splenectomized mice.
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PMID:  21798527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Our previous study indicated that injecting nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate (NBP) induced the site of erythropoiesis to shift from the bone marrow (BM) to the spleen. This was due to the depletion of BM-resident macrophages, which support erythropoiesis. In this study, we examined NBP treatment-induced extramedullary hematopoiesis in splenectomized mice, focusing on hepatic hematopoiesis. NBP-treated mice did not display anemia or significant change in erythropoietin production, while megakaryopoiesis and erythropoiesis were constantly observed in the liver. Erythroblastic islands were detected in the sinusoidal lumen. Kupffer cells expressed VCAM-1 following NBP treatment, which is an important factor for erythroblast differentiation. Cl(2)MBP-liposome treatment depleted the erythroblastic islands, and decreased the number of hematopoietic cells in the liver, as determined by colony forming assays. Together, these results indicate that Kupffer cells support erythropoiesis, acting as stromal cells in the liver, and that they might act as a niche for hematopoietic precursor cells in an emergency.
Hirotada Otsuka; Hideki Yagi; Yasuo Endo; Naoko Nonaka; Masanori Nakamura
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cellular immunology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1090-2163     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1246405     Medline TA:  Cell Immunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Oral Anatomy and Developmental Biology, School of Dentistry, Showa University, 1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8555, Japan.
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