Expression of Ia antigens by murine kidney epithelium after exposure to streptozotocin

Am J Pathol. 1987 Mar;126(3):561-8.

Abstract

In the normal murine kidney, Ia antigens are expressed by dendritic cells located within the interstitial connective tissue and scattered cells within the glomerulus. After receiving multiple low doses of streptozotocin, a nitrosourea derivative of glucose, kidney epithelium labeled intensely with anti-Ia antibodies. Ultrastructural immunohistochemistry indicated that the epithelial cells of the proximal convoluted tubules expressed Ia antigens on their basolateral surfaces while remaining Ia- on their luminal surfaces. This response to streptozotocin does not appear to be related to the diabetogenic potential of the drug, because BALB/cJ mice, which remain normoglycemic after treatment with streptozotocin, also exhibited strongly Ia+ tubular epithelium after treatment with streptozotocin.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / immunology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental / pathology
  • Epithelium / immunology
  • Epithelium / ultrastructure
  • Histocompatibility Antigens Class II / analysis*
  • Hyperglycemia / chemically induced
  • Hyperglycemia / immunology
  • Kidney / immunology*
  • Kidney / ultrastructure
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred Strains
  • Streptozocin / toxicity*

Substances

  • Histocompatibility Antigens Class II
  • Streptozocin