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The XX sex chromosome complement in mice is associated with increased spontaneous lupus compared with XY.
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PMID:  22580585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: Many autoimmune diseases are characterised by a female predominance. This may be caused by sex hormones, sex chromosomes or both. This report uses a transgenic mouse model to investigate how sex chromosome complement, not confounded by differences in gonadal type, might contribute to lupus pathogenesis.METHODS: Transgenic NZM2328 mice were created by deletion of the Sry gene from the Y chromosome, thereby separating genetic from gonadal sex. Survival, renal histopathology and markers of immune activation were compared in mice carrying the XX versus the XY(-) sex chromosome complement, with each genotype being ovary bearing.RESULTS: Mice with XX sex chromosome complement compared with XY(-) exhibited poorer survival rates and increased kidney pathology. Splenic T lymphocytes from XX mice demonstrated upregulated X-linked CD40 ligand expression and higher levels of activation markers ex vivo. Increased MMP, TGF and IL-13 production was found, while IL-2 was lower in XX mice. An accumulation of splenic follicular B cells and peritoneal marginal zone B cells was observed, coupled with upregulated costimulatory marker expression on B cells in XX mice.CONCLUSION: These data show that the XX sex chromosome complement, compared with XY(-), is associated with accelerated spontaneous lupus.
Manda V Sasidhar; Noriko Itoh; Stefan M Gold; Gregory W Lawson; Rhonda R Voskuhl
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the rheumatic diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-2060     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372355     Medline TA:  Ann Rheum Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California. Los Angeles, California, USA.
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