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Redefining myeloid cell subsets in murine spleen
Frontiers in Immunology
  • Ying Hey, Bond University, Queensland, Australia
  • Jonathan Tan, Bond University, Queensland, Australia
  • Helen O'Neill, Bond University
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1-11-2016
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Journal Article
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Hey, Y., Tan, J., & O'Neill, H. (2016). Redefining myeloid cell subsets in murine spleen. Frontiers in immunology, 6(652), 1-12.

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Abstract
Spleen is known to contain multiple dendritic and myeloid cell subsets, distinguishable on the basis of phenotype, function and anatomical location. As a result of recent intensive flow cytometric analyses, splenic DC subsets are now better characterized than other myeloid subsets. In order to identify and fully characterize a novel splenic subset termed ‘L-DC’ in relation to other myeloid cells, it was necessary to investigate myeloid subsets in more detail. In terms of cell surface phenotype, L-DC were initially characterized as a CD11bhiCD11cloMHCII-Ly6C-Ly6G- subset in murine spleen. Their expression of CD43, lack of MHCII, and a low level of CD11c was shown to best differentiate L-DC by phenotype from conventional DC subsets. A complete analysis of all subsets in spleen led to the classification of CD11bhiCD11cloMHCII-Ly6CloLy6G- cells as monocytes, expressing CX3CR1, CD43 and CD115. Siglec-F expression was used to identify a specific eosinophil population, distinguishable from both Ly6Clo and Ly6Chi monocytes and other DC subsets. L-DC were characterized as a clear subset of CD11bhiCD11cloMHCII-Ly6C-Ly6G- cells which are CD43+, Siglec-F- and CD115-. Changes in the prevalence of L-DC compared to other subsets in spleens of mutant mice confirmed the phenotypic distinction between L-DC, cDC and monocyte subsets. L-DC development in vivo was shown to occur independently of the BATF3 transcription factor that regulates cDC development, and also independently of the FLT3L and GM-CSF growth factors which drive cDC and monocyte development, so distinguishing L-DC from these commonly defined cell types.
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Ying Hey, Jonathan Tan and Helen O'Neill. "Redefining myeloid cell subsets in murine spleen" Frontiers in Immunology (2016) p. 1 - 36 ISSN: 1664-3224
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/helen_oneill/46/