Experimental murine model for autoimmune enterocolitis using Klebsiella pneumoniae O3 lipopolysaccharide as a potent immunological adjuvant

Noriko Paeng, Akiko Morikawa, Yutaka Kato, Tsuyoshi Sugiyama, Naoki Koide, Tomoaki Yoshida, Takashi Yokochi

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Abstract

An experimental model for autoimmune enterocolitis was produced in mice by repeated immunization of homologous colon extract together with Klebsiella O3 lipopolysaccharide (KO3 LPS) as an immunological adjuvant. Histological changes in the intestinal lesions were characterized by infiltration with polymorphonuclear leukocytes in the lamina propria, muscularis mucosae and submucosa of repeatedly immunized mice. No such intestinal lesions were produced in mice receiving injections of colon extract alone or KO3 LPS alone. Development of the autoantibody and delayed-type hypersensitivity against colon extract were found in mice immunized with the mixture of colon extract and KO3 LPS. Distinct positive staining was detected specifically on the columnar epithelium of villi. Sera from hyperimmunized mice defined organ-specific antigens present in the intestine. Therefore, it was suggested that the intestinal lesions might be caused by an autoimmune mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalMICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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