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Delineating the impact of neuroantigen vs genetic diversity on MP4-induced EAE of C57BL/6 and B6.129 mice

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Kuerten S, Rodi M, Javeri S, Gruppe TL, Tary-Lehmann M, Lehmann PV, Addicks K. Delineating the impact of neuroantigen vs genetic diversity on MP4-induced EAE of C57BL/6 and B6.129 mice. APMIS 2009; 117: 923–35.

MBP-PLP fusion protein (MP4)-induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a model for multiple sclerosis (MS) that encompasses both a time-dependent attack on central nervous system (CNS) regions and a B cell component, mirroring important features of human multiple sclerosis. Comparing C57BL/6 with B6.129 mice immunized with MP4, we point out similarities regarding these hallmarks and thus propose that they are largely dependent on the nature of the MP4 antigen itself, while differences between the two strains suggest that additional fine-tuning is brought about by the genetic repertoire of the animal. Overall, our data imply that (i) the interplay between both the antigenic trigger and genetic variables can define the outcome of MP4-induced autoimmune encephalomyelitis in C57BL/6 and B6.129 mice and (ii) that MP4 is not only a strong neuroantigen when it comes to reproducing the dynamics in effector mechanisms as is typical of the disease but also a promising agent for studying interindividual heterogeneity derived from genetic diversity in EAE/MS.

Keywords: B6.129; C57BL/6; EAE; MP4; multiple sclerosis

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0463.2009.02555.x

Affiliations: 1: Department of Anatomy I, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany 2: Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Publication date: December 1, 2009

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