The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

CCR5 deficiency does not prevent P0 peptide 180-199 immunized mice from experimental autoimmune neuritis.

Experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN) is an inflammatory autoimmune demyelinating disease of peripheral nervous system (PNS) and represents an animal model of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in man. The inflammatory cell infiltrating into the PNS is a prerequisite for developing EAN. To explore the role of CC chemokine receptor 5 ( CCR5) in the inflammatory process of EAN, we induced EAN in CCR5-deficient ( CCR5(-/-)) mice with P0 protein peptide 180-199. We found that CCR5(-/-) mice showed a similar EAN clinical course and severity as well as profile of infiltrating macrophages and T cells in cauda equina (CE) of EAN and the same levels of spleen mononuclear cell (MNC) response to antigen and mitogen when compared with CCR5(+/+) control mice. However, increased IP-10 and MIP-1beta production in sciatic nerves were seen in CCR5(-/-) mice. These results suggest that CCR5 deficiency does not prevent P0 peptide 180-199-immunized mice from EAN. Increased MIP-1beta and IP-10 in sciatic nerves may compensate the CCR5 deficiency and contribute to inflammatory cells infiltrating to the PNS.[1]


  1. CCR5 deficiency does not prevent P0 peptide 180-199 immunized mice from experimental autoimmune neuritis. Duan, R.S., Chen, Z., Bao, L., Quezada, H.C., Nennesmo, I., Winblad, B., Zhu, J. Neurobiol. Dis. (2004) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities