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The expression and function of β-1,4-galactosyltransferase-I in dendritic cells
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Cheng، نويسنده , , Xiang and Wang، نويسنده , , Xiaoying and Han، نويسنده , , Yu and Wu، نويسنده , , Yuanyuan، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2010
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β-1,4-Galactosyltransferase-I (GalTI) is unusual among the galactosyltransferase family, which has two isoforms that differ only in the length of their cytoplasmic domains [1]. In this study, we found that both the long and short isoforms of GalTI were expressed in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MoDCs), and localized in the cytoplasm near nucleus and cytomembrane. The expression level of GalTI and cellular adhesion ability was increased when DCs continued to mature. We also demonstrated that the cellular adhesion ability of DCs was inhibited by α-lactalbumin (α-LA) via interference with cell surface GalTI function, suggesting that the adhesion ability was positively correlated with the expression of cell surface long GalTI. α-LA also could inhibit DC-T clustering and CD4+ T cell proliferation. Collectively, the data suggests that GalTI might act as a key adhesion molecular participating in T cells–DCs contacts.
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cellular adhesion , 4-galactosyltransferase-I , Immunological synapse , DC , ?-1
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Cellular Immunology
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Cellular Immunology
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