alexa Nitric oxide mediates intestinal pathology in graft-vs.-host disease.


Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

Author(s): Garside P, Hutton AK, Severn A, Liew FY, Mowat AM

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Abstract We have investigated the involvement of nitric oxide (NO) in intestinal graft-vs.-host reaction (GvHR) in mice. Treatment of mice with L-NG-monomethyl arginine (L-NMMA), a specific inhibitor of NO synthesis, abolished the mucosal pathology of intestinal GvHR and reduced the associated lymphocytic infiltration of the epithelium. L-NMMA had no effect on splenomegaly in GvHR, nor did it interfere with the growth of an undifferentiated crypt stem cell line, or the production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha by activated macrophages in vitro. In contrast, L-NMMA inhibited the enhanced activity of natural killer (NK) cells which occurs in GvHR. We conclude that a NO-dependent mechanism is essential for intestinal immunopathology in GvHR and that this may reflect a role for NO in NK cell function. This article was published in Eur J Immunol and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

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