alexa The use of knockout mice to understand the role of cytokines in fever.
Immunology

Immunology

Immunome Research

Author(s): Kluger MJ, Kozak W, Leon LR, Conn CA, Kluger MJ, Kozak W, Leon LR, Conn CA

Abstract Share this page

Abstract 1. In most instances, data obtained using knockout mice to dissect the role of cytokines in fever are similar to data obtained by other, more traditional experimental techniques. 2. Interleukin (IL)-1beta appears to be critically involved in fever caused by some routes of infection/inflammation (e.g. localized inflammation with turpentine). This cytokine has only a small role in fevers caused by i.p. injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). These IL-1beta-induced fevers in knockout mice appear to be via the induction of IL-6, similar to LPS-induced fevers in rats. Interleukin-6 also appears to be critically involved in turpentine-induced fever. 3. The precise role of tumour necrosis factor (TNF) in fever is controversial. Data obtained from knockout mice lacking both TNF receptors do not support a pyrogenic role for TNF in fever either to i.p. injection of LPS, s.c. injection of turpentine or following caecal ligation and puncture. 4. The roles of these cytokines in fevers induced by injection of LPS, IL-1beta, turpentine and caecal ligation and puncture are summarized. The data show the complexity of the febrile response. Depending on the types of inflammatory/infectious stimuli, different cytokines play important roles. Because other cytokines are thought to be involved in fever (e.g. macrophage inflammatory protein, interferons), considerable work is still needed to dissect the precise roles of cytokines in fever.
This article was published in Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol and referenced in Immunome Research

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords