Early Endothelial Activation in a Mouse Model of Graft vs Host Disease Following Chemotherapy
Melrine Pereira, Natasha Ting Lee, Jonathan Noonan, Abbey EH Willcox, Ilaria Calvello, Smitha Rose Georgy, Carly Selan, Joanne S Chia, Wayne Hauw, Xiaowei Wang, Karlheinz Peter, Simon C Robson, Harshal H Nandurkar, Maithili Sashindranath
FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021
Allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) can lead to sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) and graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) in some individuals. GvHD is characterised by an immune triggered response that arises due to donor T cells recognizing the recipient tissue as "foreign". SOS results in impaired liver function due to microvascular thrombosis and consequent obstruction of liver sinusoids. Endothelial damage occurs following chemotherapy and allo-HSCT and is strongly associated with GvHD onset as well as hepatic SOS. Animal models of GvHD are rarely clinically relevant, and endothelial dysfunction remains uncharacterised. Here we established and characterised a clinic..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC Project
This work was supported by NHMRC Project grant APP1141046 awarded to HN.