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An intravascular immune response to Borrelia burgdorferi involves Kupffer cells and iNKT cells

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Immunology, March 2010
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Title
An intravascular immune response to Borrelia burgdorferi involves Kupffer cells and iNKT cells
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Nature Immunology, March 2010
DOI 10.1038/ni.1855
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Woo-Yong Lee, Tara J Moriarty, Connie H Y Wong, Hong Zhou, Robert M Strieter, Nico van Rooijen, George Chaconas, Paul Kubes

Abstract

Here we investigate the dynamics of the hepatic intravascular immune response to a pathogen relevant to invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT cells). Immobilized Kupffer cells with highly ramified extended processes into multiple sinusoids could effectively capture blood-borne, disseminating Borrelia burgdorferi, creating a highly efficient surveillance and filtering system. After ingesting B. burgdorferi, Kupffer cells induced chemokine receptor CXCR3-dependent clustering of iNKT cells. Kupffer cells and iNKT cells formed stable contacts via the antigen-presenting molecule CD1d, which led to iNKT cell activation. An absence of iNKT cells caused B. burgdorferi to leave the blood and enter the joints more effectively. B. burgdorferi that escaped Kupffer cells entered the liver parenchyma and survived despite Ito cell responses. Kupffer cell-iNKT cell interactions induced a key intravascular immune response that diminished the dissemination of B. burgdorferi.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 6%
Netherlands 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 144 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 25%
Researcher 37 23%
Student > Master 22 14%
Student > Postgraduate 8 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 5%
Other 27 17%
Unknown 18 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 58 36%
Immunology and Microbiology 32 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 30 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 8%
Engineering 2 1%
Other 6 4%
Unknown 20 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 November 2018.
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#861
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