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Defective B-1 cell development and impaired immunity against Angiostrongylus cantonensis in IL-5R alpha-deficient mice.

We generated interleukin-5 receptor alpha chain (IL-5R alpha)-deficient (IL-5R alpha-/-) mice by gene targeting. The IL-5R alpha-/- mice showed decreased numbers of B-1 cells concomitant with low serum concentrations of IgM and IgG3. They showed no IL-5-induced enhancement of B cell responses to T-independent antigens. The number of alpha beta T cell receptor-positive thymocytes tended to decrease in 3-week-old IL-5R alpha-/- mice, returning to normal by 6 weeks of age. The IL-5R alpha-/- mice produced basal levels of eosinophils, while their bone marrow cells failed to form eosinophilic colonies in response to IL-5. Impaired eosinophilopoiesis in IL-5R alpha-/-mice enhanced the survival of Angiostrongylus cantonensis. These results indicate that IL-5-induced eosinophils serve as potent effector cells in the killing of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in mice.[1]

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  1. Defective B-1 cell development and impaired immunity against Angiostrongylus cantonensis in IL-5R alpha-deficient mice. Yoshida, T., Ikuta, K., Sugaya, H., Maki, K., Takagi, M., Kanazawa, H., Sunaga, S., Kinashi, T., Yoshimura, K., Miyazaki, J., Takaki, S., Takatsu, K. Immunity (1996) [Pubmed]
 
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