Role of LITAF in LPS-induced lethality
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Accurate discrimination between nomal and dysregulated inflammatory processes requires a deeper understanding of the regulatory mechanisms abbeting gene transcription of pro-inflarrmatory cytokines such as Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α). Our study was build upon recent results in which the novel transcription factor Lipopolysaccharide-Induced TNF AIpha Factor (LITAF) was identified, CIoned, and Partially characterized. Based on the main hypotheses that: 1) LITAF regulates TNF gene expression in vivo and 2) it plays an important role in inflammatory disease, and to further our understanding of the role of LITAF gene product, through its capacity to regulate TNF activity, in the development of inflammatory diseases, including Periodontitis, We have generated a LITAF knockout mouse model (LITAF-/-). Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for genotyping and Westem blot analysis were Performed to confirm the deletion of LITAF in LITAF knockout mice. This model Offered opportunities to further investigate LPS induced inflammatory disease at the in vivolevel. [TRUNCATED]
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