c-Myb is required for plasma cell migration to bone marrow after immunization or infection
Publication Year 2015-06-29, Volume 212, Issue #7, Page 1001-9
- Journal Title
- J Exp Med
- Publication Type
- Journal Article
- Plasma cell migration is crucial to immunity, but little is known about the molecular regulators of their migratory programs. Here, we detail the critical role of the transcription factor c-Myb in determining plasma cell location. In the absence of c-Myb, no IgG(+) antigen-specific plasma cells were detected in the bone marrow after immunization or virus infection. This was correlated with a dramatic reduction of plasma cells in peripheral blood, mislocalization in spleen, and an inability of c-Myb-deficient plasma cells to migrate along a CXCL12 gradient. Therefore, c-Myb plays an essential, novel role in establishing the long-lived plasma cell population in the BM via responsiveness to chemokine migration cues.
- Rockefeller University Press
- WEHI Research Division(s)
- Immunology; Molecular Immunology
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