Crosstalk Between T Cells, Dendritic Cells, Cytokines, and Chemokines

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Title:
Crosstalk Between T Cells, Dendritic Cells, Cytokines, and Chemokines
Author:
Kwong, Amelia
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
T cells that came into contact with mature and immature dendritic cells had an overall reduction in gene expression in IL10, IL12, IL23, ICOS, TGFB, TNFA, PD1, TBET, GATA3, FASL, PERF, FOXP3, and CTLA4. T cells stimulated with immature dendritic cells had the most consistent results in decreasing gene expression in all the genes tested. T cells in contact with mature dendritic cells had mostly a decrease in gene expression, but in IFNG and Granzyme there was an increase in gene expression. However, when adding additional stimuli such as interferon(IFN) or hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) gene expression increased in all of the markers except for TGFB, PERF, and IL12. This leads me to believe that crosstalk is occurring between dendritic cells and T cells. This crosstalk could direct the particular cells to perform specialized functions, which can explain the increase and decrease of the markers tested. In addition, interferon and hydroxychloroquine seems to hyper-stimulate most markers to create an up regulation of gene expression.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleCrosstalk Between T Cells, Dendritic Cells, Cytokines, and Chemokinesen_US
dc.creatorKwong, Ameliaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKwong, Ameliaen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractT cells that came into contact with mature and immature dendritic cells had an overall reduction in gene expression in IL10, IL12, IL23, ICOS, TGFB, TNFA, PD1, TBET, GATA3, FASL, PERF, FOXP3, and CTLA4. T cells stimulated with immature dendritic cells had the most consistent results in decreasing gene expression in all the genes tested. T cells in contact with mature dendritic cells had mostly a decrease in gene expression, but in IFNG and Granzyme there was an increase in gene expression. However, when adding additional stimuli such as interferon(IFN) or hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) gene expression increased in all of the markers except for TGFB, PERF, and IL12. This leads me to believe that crosstalk is occurring between dendritic cells and T cells. This crosstalk could direct the particular cells to perform specialized functions, which can explain the increase and decrease of the markers tested. In addition, interferon and hydroxychloroquine seems to hyper-stimulate most markers to create an up regulation of gene expression.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMolecular and Cellular Biologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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