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CXCL11 is involved in leucocyte recruitment to the central nervous system in neuroborreliosis


Rupprecht, T A; Koedel, U; Muhlberger, B; Wilske, B; Fontana, A; Pfister, H W (2005). CXCL11 is involved in leucocyte recruitment to the central nervous system in neuroborreliosis. Journal of Neurology, 252(7):820-823.

Abstract

We investigated the role of the CXCR3 chemokine CXCL11 (I-TAC) for leukocyte recruitment to the CSF in neuroborreliosis (NB). CXCL11 levels in the CSF of 17 patients with acute NB were elevated compared with 20 non-inflammatory controls (100.1 vs. 54.1 pg/ml, p = 0.002). Using a modified Boyden chamber chemotaxis-assay, the CSF of patients with acute NB was more chemotactic than the control CSF-samples (p = 0.001). A strong correlation (p < 0.001) between CXCL11 levels, chemotactic activity and CSF-white cell count was detected. Though the chemotactic activity of CSF from NB patients was only partially reduced by a human recombinant CXCL11 antibody, these findings suggest that, among other chemotactic factors, CXCL11 may play a role in the chemotaxis of mononuclear cells in NB.

Abstract

We investigated the role of the CXCR3 chemokine CXCL11 (I-TAC) for leukocyte recruitment to the CSF in neuroborreliosis (NB). CXCL11 levels in the CSF of 17 patients with acute NB were elevated compared with 20 non-inflammatory controls (100.1 vs. 54.1 pg/ml, p = 0.002). Using a modified Boyden chamber chemotaxis-assay, the CSF of patients with acute NB was more chemotactic than the control CSF-samples (p = 0.001). A strong correlation (p < 0.001) between CXCL11 levels, chemotactic activity and CSF-white cell count was detected. Though the chemotactic activity of CSF from NB patients was only partially reduced by a human recombinant CXCL11 antibody, these findings suggest that, among other chemotactic factors, CXCL11 may play a role in the chemotaxis of mononuclear cells in NB.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Immunology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2005
Deposited On:08 Apr 2009 09:04
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 18:44
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0340-5354
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-005-0752-9
PubMed ID:15750703

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