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Article title: Nfkb2 deficiency and its impact on plasma cells and immunoglobulin expression in murine small intestinal mucosa

Authors: Stamatia Papoutsopoulou, Joseph Tang, Ahmed H. Elramli, Jonathan M. Williams, Nitika Gupta, Felix I. Ikuomola, Raheleh Sheibani-Tezerji, Mohammad T. Alam, Juan Ramon Hernández-Fernaud, Jorge H. Caamano, Chris S. Probert, Werner Muller, Carrie A. Duckworth, D. Mark Pritchard

From the authors: “We investigated the expression of [Beta-galactoside alpha-2,6-sialyltransferase 1] and showed a significant reduction at the mRNA level and absence of the protein in the lamina propria of [nuclear factor kappa B subunit 2-deficient] mice by immunohistochemistry. These findings agree with previous studies that have shown that the absence of the alternative [nuclear factor kappa B] pathway is associated with defects in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue development.”

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Journal Link: American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology