Journal article

Emerging role of innate B1 cells in the pathophysiology of autoimmune and neuroimmune diseases: Association with inflammation, oxidative and nitrosative stress and autoimmune responses

Gerwyn Morris, Basant K Puri, Lisa Olive, Andre F Carvalho, Michael Berk, Michael Maes

Pharmacological Research | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019


B1 lymphocytes may be subdivided by CD5 and CD11b/Mac1 expression into B1a, with the CD5 and CD11b/Mac1 phenotype, and B1b, which present as CD19hiCD5loCD11bhi. B1b cells share many surface and functional characteristics with marginal zone B cells but differ in distribution and B cell receptor (BCR) signalling pathways. They are normally concentrated in the peritoneum, pleural cavities, spleen and bone marrow and function as efficient phagocytes and antigen-presenting cells (APCs). While peritoneal B1b cells are relatively anergic, they may be activated by high cytokine levels, notably IL-10, IL-5 and IL-21, CD40 signalling and high doses of Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands in the context of..

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Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

MB is supported by a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (APP1059660) and has received Grant/Research Support from the NIH, Cooperative Research Centre, Simons Autism Foundation, Cancer Council of Victoria, Stanley Medical Research Foundation, MBF, NHMRC, Beyond Blue, Rotary Health, Meat and Livestock Board, Astra Zeneca, Woolworths, Avant and the Harry Windsor Foundation, book royalties from Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Springer Nature and Allen and Unwin, has been a speaker for Astra Zeneca, Lundbeck, Merck and Servier and served as a consultant to Allergan, Astra Zeneca, Bioadvantex, Bionomics, Collaborative Medicinal Development, Grunbiotics, Janssen Cilag, Livallova, Lundbeck, Merck, Mylan, Otsuka and Servier. The other authors report no conflicts of interest.