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Involvement of RORγt-overexpressing T cells in the development of autoimmune arthritis in mice

Overview of attention for article published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, April 2015
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Title
Involvement of RORγt-overexpressing T cells in the development of autoimmune arthritis in mice
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Arthritis Research & Therapy, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13075-015-0606-5
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Yuya Kondo, Zhaojin Yao, Masahiro Tahara, Mana Iizuka, Masahiro Yokosawa, Shunta Kaneko, Seiji Segawa, Hiroto Tsuboi, Keigyou Yoh, Satoru Takahashi, Isao Matsumoto, Takayuki Sumida

Abstract

Differentiation of T helper 17 cells is dependent on the expression of transcription retinoid-related orphan receptor gamma t (RORγt). The purpose of our study is to determine the role of RORγt expression in T cells on the development of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). CIA was induced in C57BL/6 and T cell-specific RORγt transgenic (RORγt Tg) mice. At day 10 post-1st-immunization, lymph node (LN) cells were cultured with type II collagen (CII), and the expression levels of various cytokines and transcription factors on CD4(+) T cells were measured. Total cells or CD4(+) cells of draining LN were harvested from each mouse group after CII-immunization and transferred into C57BL/6 mice, and then CIA was induced in recipient mice. The expression levels of RORγt and other surface antigens, and the production of cytokines were analyzed in forkhead box P3 (Foxp3)(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells. Foxp3(+) Treg cells were analyzed for suppressive activity against proliferation of effector CD4(+) T cells. Interlukin (IL)-10 neutralizing antibody was administrated in the course of CIA. CIA was significantly suppressed in RORγt Tg mice compared with C57BL/6 mice. RORγt expression and IL-17 production were significantly higher in CII-reactive CD4(+) T cells from RORγt Tg mice. Arthritis was significantly attenuated in C57BL/6 mice recipient of cells from RORγt Tg mice. Most of Foxp3(+) Treg cells expressed RORγt, produced IL-10 but not IL-17, and overexpressed CC chemokine receptor 6 (CCR6) and surface antigens related to the suppressive activity of Foxp3(+) Treg cells in RORγt Tg mice. In vitro suppression assay demonstrated significant augmentation of the suppressive capacity of Foxp3(+) Treg cells in RORγt Tg mice. CIA was exacerbated in both C57BL/6 mice and RORγt Tg mice by the treatment of anti-IL-10 antibody. Our results indicated that RORγt overexpression in T cells protected against the development of CIA. The protective effects were mediated, at least in part, through the anti-inflammatory effects including high production of IL-10 of RORγt(+)Foxp3(+) Treg cells.

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Unknown 23 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 30%
Student > Master 4 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 9%
Professor 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 6 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 9%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 4%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 7 30%

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#12,213,731
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