Sample records for blood cd4 cell

  1. Effects of estrogen on CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cell in peripheral blood during pregnancy

    Yuan-Huan Xiong; Zhen Yuan; Li He


    Objective:To investigate the effects of estrogen (E2) level on regulatory T cells (Treg) in peripheral blood during pregnancy. Methods:A total of 30 healthy non-pregnant women were selected as control group, 90 pregnant women of early, middle and late pregnancy and 30 postpartum women at 1 month after parturition were selected as experimental groups including early pregnancy group, middle pregnancy group and late pregnancy group;the proportions of CD4+CD25+Treg and CD4+CD25+CD127-Treg among CD4+T cells were detected by flow cytometry;the serum estrogen content in peripheral blood was detected by electrochemical immune luminescence method. Results: E2 level was coincident with the change of Tregs number during pregnancy. The estrogen content in peripheral blood increased gradually from early pregnancy to late pregnancy, then decreased significantly after parturition, and the level at 1 month after parturition down to the level in non-pregnancy group (P>0.05);the level of E2 in pregnancy groups were significantly higher than those in non-pregnancy group (P0.05);the proportions in middle and late pregnancy groups were significantly higher than those in early pregnancy group (P0.05). There was correlation between Tregs number with estrogen level during pregnancy. The proportion of CD4+CD25+ Treg and CD4+CD25+CD127- Treg were positively correlated with estrogen level. Conclusions:High proportion of CD4+CD25+Treg and CD4+CD25+CD127-Treg is closely related to the high level of E2 during pregnancy. It suggested that high level of estrogen may induce an increase of CD4+CD25+Treg in peripheral blood, and then influence the immune function of pregnant women. The results of this experiment might play an important role of estrogen in immune-modulation during pregnancy.

  2. CD4(+)CD25 (+)CD127 (low/-) T cells: a more specific Treg population in human peripheral blood.

    Yu, Ning; Li, Xiaomei; Song, Weiya; Li, Dongmei; Yu, Daliang; Zeng, Xiaofeng; Li, Mengtao; Leng, Xiaomei; Li, Xiangpei


    The quantitative identification and enrichment of viable regulatory T cells (Treg) requires reliable surface markers that are selectively expressed on Treg. Foxp3 is the accepted marker of nTreg, but it cannot be used to isolate cells for functional studies. In this study, we compared four staining profiles of Treg, including CD4(+)CD25(high) T cells, CD4(+)CD39(+) T cells, CD4(+)CD73(+) T cells, and CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) T cells. We found that CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) T cells expressed the highest level of Foxp3 and had the strongest correlation with CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) T cells, the accepted identifying characteristics for "real" nTreg cells. Moreover, functional data showed that CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) T cells could effectively suppress the proliferation of CD4(+)CD25(-) T cells, suggesting that compared with the other three populations, CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) T cells best fit the definition of naturally occurring regulatory T cells in human peripheral blood. Finally, we showed that CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) can be used to quantitate Treg cells in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus supporting the use of CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) to identify human Treg cells. PMID:22752562

  3. Evaluation of the Effect of IL-22 on Human Cord Blood CD4+ T Cells

    Javad Arasteh


    Full Text Available IL-22 is a member of IL-10 cytokine family which is believed to play an important role in inflammatory responses. IL-22 has similarities with IL-10 including conserved sequences with IL-10. IL-22 receptor is also comprised of two chains known as L-22R1 and L-10R2; supporting the speculation that the two cytokines may have similar effects. The aim of this study was to shed some light on the biological activity of IL-22 upon the cord blood CD4+CD25- T cells. In this research, cord blood T CD4+CD25- cells were cultured in presence of anti CD2/CD3/CD28 coated beads, IL-2 and IL-22 for two weeks at 37 oC and 5% CO2. Flow cytometry analysis showed that IL-22 has no effect upon CD25 and Foxp3 expression. Also, the results indicated that IL-22 is not involved in CD4+ T cell proliferation. Moreover, the results of suppression assay did not show any suppression effect on the cultured T cells. Thus, it seems that umbilical cord blood T cells probably do not express IL-22R1 on their surface.

  4. Isolation and partial characterization of peripheral blood CD4+ T cell clones expressing γδT cell receptors

    Rare T cell clones bearing both CD4 and T cell receptors (TCRγ and TCRδ) were obtained from human peripheral blood by cell sorting using anti-CD4 and anti-TCRδ1 antibodies. All the clones established were reactive with anti-TCRγδ1 antibody, whereas only about 20 % of the clones showed reactivity with anti-δTCS1 antibody. Unlike CD4+ T cells bearing TCRαβ, all the clones tested were lectin-dependent and showed CD3 antibody-redirected cytolytic activity. About 60 % exhibited natural killer cell-like activity. Immunoprecipitation analysis of TCRγδ showed that each clone expressed either a disulfide-linked or nondisulfide-linked heterodimer consisting of 37-44 kilodalton TCRγ and TCRδ chains. Southern blot analyses of TCRγ and TCRδ genes revealed some identical rearrangement patterns, suggesting the limited heterogeneity of CD4+TCRγδ+ T cells in peripheral blood. (author)

  5. Cord blood CD4+ T cells respond to self heat shock protein 60 (HSP60.

    Joost A Aalberse

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: To prevent harmful autoimmunity most immune responses to self proteins are controlled by central and peripheral tolerance. T cells specific for a limited set of self-proteins such as human heat shock protein 60 (HSP60 may contribute to peripheral tolerance. It is not known whether HSP60-specific T cells are present at birth and thus may play a role in neonatal tolerance. We studied whether self-HSP60 reactive T cells are present in cord blood, and if so, what phenotype these cells have. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Cord blood mononuclear cells (CBMC of healthy, full term neonates (n = 21, were cultured with HSP60 and Tetanus Toxoid (TT to study antigen specific proliferation, cytokine secretion and up-regulation of surface markers. The functional capacity of HSP60-induced T cells was determined with in vitro suppression assays. Stimulation of CBMC with HSP60 led to CD4(+ T cell proliferation and the production of various cytokines, most notably IL-10, Interferon-gamma, and IL-6. HSP60-induced T cells expressed FOXP3 and suppressed effector T cell responses in vitro. CONCLUSION: Self-reactive HSP60 specific T cells are already present at birth. Upon stimulation with self-HSP60 these cells proliferate, produce cytokines and express FOXP3. These cells function as suppressor cells in vitro and thus they may be involved in the regulation of neonatal immune responses.

  6. Thalidomide's effectiveness in erythema nodosum leprosum is associated with a decrease in CD4+ cells in the peripheral blood.

    Shannon, E J; Ejigu, M; Haile-Mariam, H S; Berhan, T Y; Tasesse, G


    Thalidomide is well documented as being an effective drug in the treatment of erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL). The mechanism of action of thalidomide in ENL as well as the pathogenesis of ENL are yet to be fully determined. Lepromatous leprosy patients experiencing ENL have been reported to have an increase in the ratio of CD4+ to CD8+ cells in their blood and ENL skin lesions. Thalidomide has been shown to cause a decrease in the ratio of CD4+ to CD8+ lymphocytes in the blood of healthy males. This decrease was due to a significant reduction in the numbers of Cd4+ lymphocytes and an apparent increase in the numbers of CD8+ lymphocytes. In this study, thalidomide's effectiveness in halting chronic ENL and arresting a relapse into ENL was consistently associated with a decrease in the numbers of CD4+ lymphocytes in the blood of 2 male lepromatous leprosy patients. PMID:1569817

  7. Radiological features of pulmonary tuberculosis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: correlation with the blood CD4 cell count

    To describe the radiological features of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its correlation with the blood CD4 cell count. We present 44 HIV+patients, 24 with CD4 cell counts of less than 200 cells/mm''3 (group A) and 20 in whom the CD4 counts surpassed this level (group B). We also assessed the chest x-ray images to determine whether or not there was any correlation with the blood CD4 cell counts. Fisher's exact test was used for the statistical study of the differences in the radiological findings in the two groups. The incidence of atypical features was significantly greater in the patients with CD4 cell counts of less than 200 cells/mm''3 (group A) than in those with CD4 counts of over 200 cells/mm''3 (group B). Among HIV+patients, those with a more intact immune status were more likely to present lung x-ray images typical of post-primary TB, with cavitary lesions in upper lobes. The group of patients in whom the immune deficiency was more marked showed a greater incidence of atypical pulmonary findings, more characteristics of primary TB. (Author)

  8. Clinical significance of peripheral blood CD4 + natural killer T cells in chronic hepatitis B virus infection

    JIANG Rong-long; LU Qiao-sheng; FENG Xiao-rong; LUO Kang-xian; HOU Jin-lin; FU Ning


    To understand the clinical significance of CD4+ natural killer T (NK-T) cells in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Methods: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from individuals with chronic HBV infection were separated routinely. After Induction with IL-12/IL-2 for 12 d, the proportion of CD4+NK-T cells in peripheral blood was determined by fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS) analysis, and the cytotoxicity of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) was tested with a 4 h 51Cr release assay. Results: After IL-12/IL-2 induction, the proportion of CD4+ NK-T cells was (18.1±4.20)%, (6.95±2.85)% and (1.50±1.30)% in the healthy control, CAH and AsC respectively. That in the peripheral blood of chronic HBV infected individuals was lower than that in the healthy control. CD8+ NK-T cells was (2.70±1.10)%, (2.20±1.40)% and (3.10±0.70)%respectively. In vitro cytotoxicity assays against Wish cells revealed that the PBLs cytotoxicity reduced in chronic HBV infected individuals (P<0.05), and that in AsC group was significantly lower in comparison with CHB and healthy control groups. The cytotoxicity of CD4+ NK-T cells against Wish cells could be abolished by treating PBLs with either anti-CD4 Ab or anti-CD56 Ab and complement, and partially depleted by anti-CD8 Ab. Conclusion:The abnormal cellular immune function of chronic HBV infected individuals may be associated with the deficiency of CD4+ NK-T cells.

  9. Allo-PBSCT患者CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的体外研究%Study on post-allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation patients'CD4 + CD25 + regulatory T cells in vitro

    翟海龙; 赖永榕


    Objective To investigate the proliferation reaction of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs in the stimulating of costimulato-ry signal, lymphocyte reactions mixed with CD4+ CD25- T cells of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs, and cytokine secretion state of the two cells in allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation ( Allo-PBSCT) patients. Methods CD4+ CD2S+ Tregs and CD4+ CD25- T cells from peripheral blood obtained from 36 patients who had undergone Allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (Allo-PBSCT), 7 healthy volunteers as control, were isolated with magnetic cells sorting separation. Then CD4+ CD25+ Tregs and CD4+ CD25+ Tregs + CD4+ CD25- T cells were cultered for 72 hours, stimulated by an-ti-CD3-mAbs and anti-CD28-mAbs. After that the cultures added with CCK-8 solution were incubated for 1 hour. Then OD450 were detected by ELISA. IL-10, TGF-β and IFN-γ from the two above cell cultures were detected by ELISA method. Results OD450 values of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs were both extremely lower than that of CD4+ CD25- T cells and CD4+ CD25+ Tregs + CD4+ CD25- T cells( P < 0.01). IL-10, TGF-p and IFN-γ secreted by CD4 + CD25+ Tregs in vitro from patients with and without GVHD were signigicantly lower than that of CD4+ CD25- T cells( P < 0.01 ). The 3 cytokines secreted by CD4+ CD25- Tregs + CD4+ CD25- T cells group were also signigicantly lower than that of CD4+ CD25- T cells( P <0.05 ). The cytokines secretory of Allo-PBSCT group was similar with that of control group. Conclusions If the suppressive function of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs are utilized, incidence of GVHD post- Allo-PBSCT may decrease.%目的 探讨异基因外周血干细胞移植(Allo-PBSCT)患者外周血CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞(Tregs)在协同刺激信号作用下的增殖反应、与CD4+ CD25 -T细胞混合淋巴细胞反应及上述两种培养细胞的细胞因子分泌情况.方法 对36例Allo-PBSCT患者离体CD4+ CD25+ Tregs在抗CD3-mAbs和抗CD28-mAbs的刺激下行CD4+CD25 +Tregs培养和CD4+ CD25+ Tregs、CD4

  10. CD4-regulatory cells in COPD patients

    Smyth, Lucy J C; Starkey, Cerys; Vestbo, Jørgen;


    BACKGROUND: The numbers of airway CD8 and B lymphocytes are increased in COPD patients, suggesting an autoimmune process. CD4-regulatory T cells control autoimmunity but have not been studied in patients with COPD. OBJECTIVE: To compare T-regulatory cell numbers in the BAL from COPD patients......, smokers with normal lung function, and healthy nonsmokers (HNS). METHODS: BAL and peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) samples were obtained from 26 COPD patients, 19 smokers, and 8 HNS. Flow cytometry was performed for regulatory phenotypic markers. RESULTS: COPD patients had increased BAL CD8...... numbers compared to smokers and HNS. CD4 numbers were similar between groups. There was increased BAL CD4CD25(bright) expression in smokers (median 28.8%) and COPD patients (median 23.1%) compared to HNS (median 0%). Increased FoxP3 expression was confirmed in BAL CD4CD25(bright) cells. BAL CD4CD25 cells...

  11. CD4+-T-cell counts, spontaneous apoptosis, and Fas expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained from human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected subjects.

    Patki, A H; Georges, D L; Lederman, M M


    We examined the relationships among CD4+-T-cell counts, spontaneous apoptosis, and Fas expression among peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained from human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected patients. After 2 days of incubation, propidium iodide DNA staining and flow cytometry revealed that peripheral blood mononuclear cells from subjects with the lowest CD4+-cell numbers (0 to 99/microl; n = 20) showed the highest frequency of apoptosis: 22.4% +/- 2.7% (mean +/- standard error...

  12. Canine CD4+CD8+ double positive T cells in peripheral blood have features of activated T cells.

    Bismarck, Doris; Schütze, Nicole; Moore, Peter; Büttner, Mathias; Alber, Gottfried; Buttlar, Heiner v


    In dogs a CD4(+)CD8(+) double positive T cell subpopulation exists that has not been phenotypically defined yet. We demonstrate that canine CD4(+)CD8(+) T cells are mature CD1a(-) and TCRαβ(+) T cells. To analyse the activation potential of CD4(+)CD8(+) T cells, PBMC from dogs vaccinated against canine distemper virus (CDV) were re-stimulated with CDV. Upon antigen-specific stimulation, the CD4(+)CD8(+) T cell fraction increases and consists nearly exclusively of proliferated cells. Similarly, other features of activated effector/memory T cells such as up-regulation of CD25 and MHC-II as well as down-regulation of CD62L (L-selectin) were observed in CD4(+)CD8(+) T cells after stimulation. Canine CD4(+)CD8(+) T cells are less abundant, but more heterogeneous than porcine ones, comprising a small proportion expressing the β chain of CD8 in addition to the CD8α chain, like human CD4(+)CD8(+) T cells. In summary, this analysis provides the basis for functional characterisation of the in vivo relevance of CD4(+)CD8(+) T cells in T-cell mediated immunity. PMID:22789871

  13. Production of Autoantibodies in Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection Is Associated with the Augmented Function of Blood CXCR5+CD4+ T Cells.

    Lei, Yu; Hu, Tingting; Song, Xiaofei; Nie, Hong; Chen, Min; Chen, Weixian; Zhou, Zhi; Zhang, Dazhi; Hu, Huaidong; Hu, Peng; Ren, Hong


    T follicular helper cells (Tfh) provide help to B cells to support their activation, expansion and differentiation. However, the role of Tfh cells in chronic HBV infection is poorly defined. The aim of this research was to examine the function of Tfh cells and whether they are involved in HBV related disease. Blood CXCR5+CD4+T cells and B cells in 85 patients with chronic HBV infection (HBV patients) and health controls (HC) were examined by flow cytometry. The molecule expression in blood CXCR5+CD4+ T cells was detected by real-time PCR. Blood CXCR5+CD4+ T cells and B cells were co-cultured and the production of Ig and cytokines was detected by ELISA. Autoantibodies were detected by indirect immunofluorescence and immunospot assay. We found that blood CXCR5+CD4+ T cells in patients with chronic HBV infection (HBV patients) expressed higher level of activation related molecules and cytokines than that from health controls (HC).In HBV patients, the frequency of blood CXCR5+CD4+ T cells was significantly correlated with serum ALT and AST. We also found that blood CXCR5+CD4+ T cells from HBV patients could induce B cells to secret higher level of immunoglobulin than that from HC. Several autoantibodies, including ANA, ss-A, ss-B, Scl-70, Jo-1, ect, were indeed positive in 65% HBV patients. Among HBV patients, expression of function related molecules was significantly higher in blood CXCR5+CD4+ T cells from patients with autoantibodies than that without autoantibodies. Our research indicated that blood CXCR5+CD4+ T cells from HBV patients were over activated and show augmented capacity to help B cells for antibody secreting, which might correlated with liver inflammation and the production of autoantibodies in extrahepatic manifestations. PMID:27612199

  14. Analysis of CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells and Foxp3 mRNA in the Peripheral Blood of Patients with Asthma

    XUE Keying; ZHOU Yongming; XIONG Shengdao; XIONG Weining; TANG Tao


    The changes of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (CD4+CD25+ Treg) and Foxp3 mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with asthma were investigated in order to elucidate the possible roles of CD4+CD25+ Treg in the development of asthma. The peripheral blood samples were collected from 29 healthy controls (normal control group) and 78 patients with asthma which included 30 patients in exacerbation group, 25 patients in persistent group, and 23 patients in remission group. By using flow cytometry and RT-PCR, the CD4+CD25+ Treg ratio and Foxp3 mRNA in PBMCs were detected. The CD4+CD25+ Treg ratio and Foxp3 mRNA in PBMCs of exacerbation and persistent groups were lower than that of remission and normal control groups (P<0.05). Although the CD4+CD25+ Treg ratio and Foxp3 mRNA of remission group were also lower than that of normal control group, there was no significant difference between them (P>0.05). As compared with persistent group, exacerbation group had lower CD4+CD25+ Treg ratio and Foxp3 mRNA (P<0.05). It was indicated that the decrease of CD4+CD25+Treg ratio and its function in PBMCs may be responsible for pathogenesis of asthma.

  15. Human Blood CXCR5+CD4+ T Cells Are Counterparts of T Follicular Cells and Contain Specific Subsets that Differentially Support Antibody Secretion

    Morita, Rimpei; Schmitt, Nathalie; Bentebibel, Salah-Eddine; Ranganathan, Rajaram; Bourdery, Laure; Zurawski, Gerard; Foucat, Emile; Dullaers, Melissa; Oh, SangKon; Sabzghabaei, Natalie; Lavecchio, Elizabeth M; Punaro, Marilynn; Pascual, Virginia; Banchereau, Jacques; Ueno, Hideki


    Although a fraction of human blood memory CD4+ T cells expresses chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 5 (CXCR5), their relationship to T follicular helper (Tfh) cells is not well-established. Here we show that human blood CXCR5+ CD4+ T cells share functional properties with Tfh cells, and appear to represent their circulating memory compartment. Blood CXCR5+ CD4+ T cells comprised three subsets; T helper 1 (Th1), Th2 and Th17 cells. Th2 and Th17 cells within CXCR5+, but not within CXCR5−, compartment efficiently induced naïve B cells to produce immunoglobulins via interleukin-21 (IL-21). In contrast, Th1 cells from both CXCR5+ and CXCR5− compartments lacked the capacity to help B cells. Patients with juvenile dermatomyositis, a systemic autoimmune disease, displayed a profound skewing of blood CXCR5+ Th subsets towards Th2 and Th17 cells. Importantly, the skewing of subsets correlated with disease activity and frequency of blood plasmablasts. Collectively, our study suggests that an altered balance of Tfh subsets contributes to human autoimmunity. PMID:21215658

  16. The Detection and Significance of CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Tregs in Peripheral Blood CD4+T Cells of Healthy and Asthma Patients during Exacerbation and Remission%急性发作期和缓解期哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Treg的检测和意义

    上官文姬; 沈惠风; 王利民; 叶人诵


    目的:通过检测健康人、急性发作期和缓解期哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Treg细胞的表达水平,探讨该细胞表达水平的变化与哮喘患者病情严重程度的关系.方法:采集急性发作期、缓解期哮喘患者及健康人外周抗凝血,用流式细胞术检测其外周血中CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Treg细胞占CD4+T细胞的比例.结果:哮喘急性发作组和缓解组患者外周血中CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Treg细胞占CD4+T细胞的百分比低于健康对照组(P<0.05);哮喘急性发作期组CD4+CD25+CD127lo/-Treg细胞占CD4+T细胞的百分比低于哮喘缓解组(P<0.05).结论:CD4+CD25+ CD127lo/-Treg细胞数量减少可能参与了哮喘的发病过程.%Objective:To investigate the relationship between the expression levels of CD4 + CD25 + CD127lo/-Tregs in peripheral blood of asthma patients during exacerbation or remission. Methods: A total of 2 ml peripheral blood were collected in healthy or asthma patients during exacerbation and remission. The percentage of CD4+ CD25 + CDl27lo/-Tregs in CD4+ T cells by flow cytometry were detected. Results: A significant decrease of the percentage of CD4+ CD25+ CD127lo/- Tregs in CD4+ T cells was observed in exacerbation and remission groups compared with control group (P<0.05). This was also detected in exacerbation group compared with remission group (P<0.05). Conclusions: The CD4+ CD25+ CD127lo/-Tregs play a key role in the pathogenesis of asthma and its decrease,which may lead to immune dysfunction, may be involved in the mechanisms of asthma.

  17. Role of the frequency of blood CD4+ CXCR5+ CCR6+ T cells in autoimmunity in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome

    Highlights: ► The frequency of CD4+ CXCR5+ CCR6+ T cells increased in pSS patients and positively correlated with autoantibodies in the blood. ► CD4+ CXCR5+ CCR6+ T cells in blood invariably coexpressed PD-1, ICOS, CD40L, Bcl-6 and secreted IL-21 after stimulated by PHA. ► CD4+ CXCR5+ CCR6+ Tfh cells in blood may be suitable biomarkers for the evaluation of the active immune stage of pSS patients. -- Abstract: The blood CD4+ CXCR5+ T cells, known as “circulating” Tfh, have been shown to efficiently induce naïve B cells to produce immunoglobulin. They play an important role in certain autoimmune diseases. In the present study, we show for the first time that the frequency of CD4+ CXCR5+ T cells is increased in pSS patients and positively correlated with autoantibodies in the blood. The concentration of Th17-like subsets (CD4+ CXCR5+ CCR6+) in pSS patients was found to be significantly higher than in healthy controls. Functional assays showed that activated Th17-like subtypes in the blood display the key features of Tfh cells, including invariably coexpressed PD-1, ICOS, CD40L and IL-21. Th17 subsets were found to highly express Bcl-6 protein and Th1 and Th2 were not. Bcl-6 is believed to be a master transforming factor for Tfh cell differentiation and facilitate B cell proliferation and somatic hypermutation within the germinal center. These data indicate that Th17 subsets of CD4+ CXCR5+ T cells in the blood may participate in the antibody-related immune responses and that high frequency of CD4+ CXCR5+ CCR6+ Tfh cells in blood may be suitable biomarkers for the evaluation of the active immune stage of pSS patients. It might provide insights into the pathogenesis and perhaps help researchers identify novel therapeutic targets for pSS.

  18. Role of the frequency of blood CD4{sup +} CXCR5{sup +} CCR6{sup +} T cells in autoimmunity in patients with Sjoegren's syndrome

    Li, Xue-yi; Wu, Zhen-biao; Ding, Jin; Zheng, Zhao-hui [Department of Clinical Immunology, State key Discipline of Cell Biology, Xi-jing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Shaanxi Province (China); Li, Xiao-yan [Department of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Shaanxi Provincial People' s Hospital, Xi' an, Shaanxi Province (China); Chen, Li-na [Department of Clinical Immunology, State key Discipline of Cell Biology, Xi-jing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Shaanxi Province (China); Zhu, Ping, E-mail: [Department of Clinical Immunology, State key Discipline of Cell Biology, Xi-jing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Shaanxi Province (China)


    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The frequency of CD4{sup +} CXCR5{sup +} CCR6{sup +} T cells increased in pSS patients and positively correlated with autoantibodies in the blood. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer CD4{sup +} CXCR5{sup +} CCR6{sup +} T cells in blood invariably coexpressed PD-1, ICOS, CD40L, Bcl-6 and secreted IL-21 after stimulated by PHA. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer CD4{sup +} CXCR5{sup +} CCR6{sup +} Tfh cells in blood may be suitable biomarkers for the evaluation of the active immune stage of pSS patients. -- Abstract: The blood CD4{sup +} CXCR5{sup +} T cells, known as 'circulating' Tfh, have been shown to efficiently induce naieve B cells to produce immunoglobulin. They play an important role in certain autoimmune diseases. In the present study, we show for the first time that the frequency of CD4{sup +} CXCR5{sup +} T cells is increased in pSS patients and positively correlated with autoantibodies in the blood. The concentration of Th17-like subsets (CD4{sup +} CXCR5{sup +} CCR6{sup +}) in pSS patients was found to be significantly higher than in healthy controls. Functional assays showed that activated Th17-like subtypes in the blood display the key features of Tfh cells, including invariably coexpressed PD-1, ICOS, CD40L and IL-21. Th17 subsets were found to highly express Bcl-6 protein and Th1 and Th2 were not. Bcl-6 is believed to be a master transforming factor for Tfh cell differentiation and facilitate B cell proliferation and somatic hypermutation within the germinal center. These data indicate that Th17 subsets of CD4{sup +} CXCR5{sup +} T cells in the blood may participate in the antibody-related immune responses and that high frequency of CD4{sup +} CXCR5{sup +} CCR6{sup +} Tfh cells in blood may be suitable biomarkers for the evaluation of the active immune stage of pSS patients. It might provide insights into the pathogenesis and perhaps help researchers identify novel therapeutic targets for pSS.

  19. Decreased number of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells that express the interleukin-7 receptor in blood and tissues of SIV-infected macaques

    Acute HIV/SIV (human/simian immunodeficiency virus) infection results in severe CD4+ T cell depletion in lymphoid compartments. During the chronic phase of infection, CD4+ T cell numbers rebound in blood but remain low in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT), even when viral replication is suppressed by antiretroviral therapy (ART). Thus, strategies to repopulate lymphoid compartments may ameliorate the clinical outcome of HIV/SIV infection. Interleukin (IL)-7 is a key cytokine for the maintenance of homeostatic proliferation of T cells. In HIV/SIV infection, IL-7 expression is increased, likely to compensate for T cell loss, suggesting that supraphysiological administration of IL-7 could provide additional benefit. However, the ability of T cells to respond to IL-7 is dependent on the level of expression of the IL-7 receptor (IL-7R) in T cells in various body compartments. In here, we investigated the proportion of IL-7R+ T cells in blood, spleen, gut, and genitourinary tract of healthy and SIV-infected macaques with various degrees of CD4+ T cell depletion. We found that the percentage of T cells expressing IL-7R was significantly lower in both CD4+ and CD8+ T cell subsets in SIV-infected macaques than in healthy animals and this decrease directly correlated with the CD4+ T cell number. Importantly, the proportion of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells expressing IL-7R in blood paralleled that found in tissues. IL-7R+ T cells within the SIV-specific CD8+ T cells varied and were lowest in most tissues of viremic macaques, likely reflecting continuous antigen stimulation of effector cells

  20. Abnormality and significance of interleukin-9 and CD4~+ interleukin-9~+ T-cells in peripheral blood of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus



    Objective To examine the protein and mRNA levels of interleukin-9(IL-9) and the frequencies of CD4+ IL-9+ T-cells in peripheral blood of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE) and explore the roles of double positive T cells and IL-9 in the pathogenesis of

  1. 吸毒人员外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3调节性T细胞表达%Expression of CD4+CD25+Foxp3 regulatory T cells in the blood of drug abuse population

    庞惠勇; 葛恒明; 陈晓芹; 刘小林; 李忠典; 张振宇; 张健


    Objective:This study was designed to investigate the effect of drug abuse on human immune function by examining the blood CD4+ CD25 + Foxp3 regulatory T cell expression. Methods: Blood samples were collected in 114 different drug taken route and period people. Flow cytometry was employed to examine the expression of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 regulatory T cells. Results: The expression of CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 regulatory T cells was different among different taken route groups (Oral, 49.07% ± 14.88% > intravenous injection, 34.96% ± 13.41% > mixed routes, 26.72% ± 8.49% ). There were significant differences (P<0. 01) between any of the above two groups. We also examined the effect of drug taken period on the expression of CD4+ CD25 + Foxp3 regulatory T cells. For oral taken people, the expression was much lower in the people with taken period longer than 10 years (37. 14% ± 12.29%) compared with those people with shorter drug taken period ( ≤ 10 years) (51.79% ± 10.44%, P < 0. 01 ). For mixed taken route patients, however, the expression increased from 27.06% ± 8.99% in people with ≤ 10 - year drug taken period to 35.47% ± 11.02% in people with > 10 - year drug taken period( P < 0.01 ). There was no significant difference in the intravenous injection group( P >0.05 ). Conclusion: By examining the blood CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 regulatory T cell expression in the drug abuse population, it was found that different drug taken routes and periods may induce different extents of injury to the body immune function. Our results provide not only an accurate, reliable monitoring index, but also a new approach to examine the immune function in drug abuse population.%目的:探讨外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3调节性T细胞与吸毒人员机体免疫的关系.方法:采集114名吸毒人员外周血,根据不同吸毒方式和吸毒年限进行分组,应用流式细胞仪检测外周血中CD4+CD25+Foxp3调节性T细胞表达.结果:不同吸毒方式的吸毒人员外周血CD

  2. Canine CD4(+)CD8(+) double-positive T cells can develop from CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells.

    Bismarck, Doris; Moore, Peter F; Alber, Gottfried; von Buttlar, Heiner


    For a long time the expression of the CD4 and CD8 receptor on peripheral blood T cells was thought to be mutually exclusive. However, in canine peripheral blood, similar to other species as swine or human for example, mature CD4(+)CD8(+) double-positive (dp) T cells exist which simultaneously express both surface receptors and have features of activated T cells. Canine CD4(+)CD8(+)dp T cells are heterogeneous and can be divided into three subpopulations by their intensity of CD4 and CD8α expression: CD4(bright)CD8α(bright), CD4(dim)CD8α(bright) and CD4(dim)CD8α(dim). The number of CD4(+)CD8α(+)dp T cells increases after in vitro stimulation of canine peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) raising the question of their progenitor(s). Thus, the aim of our study was to characterize the progenitor(s) of canine CD4(+)CD8α(+)dp T cells. By cell tracing experiments we identified both CD4(+) single-positive (sp) and also CD8α(+)sp T cells as progenitors of canine CD4(+)CD8α(+)dp T cells after in vitro stimulation. CD4(+)sp T cells almost exclusively upregulate a CD8αα homodimer, whereas CD8α(+)sp T cells can become CD4(+)CD8αβ(+) or CD4(+)CD8αα(+). Even in the absence of other cells, highly purified CD4(+)sp T cells can become double-positive upon in vitro stimulation, whereas highly purified CD8α(+)sp T cells fail to do so. However, CD8α(+)sp T cells can additionally express CD4 when stimulated in the presence of CD4(-)CD8α(-) double-negative (dn) cells or more efficiently when stimulated in the presence of CD4(+)sp T cells. Soluble factors secreted by CD4(+)sp T cells are sufficient for the upregulation of CD4 on CD8α(+)sp T cells, but direct cell-cell contact between CD4(+)sp and CD8α(+)sp T cells is more efficient. mRNA analysis shows that additional CD4 expression on CD8α(+)sp T cells results from de novo synthesis. Thus, uptake of soluble CD4 or trogocytosis is less likely as mechanism for generation of canine double-positive T cells. CD4(+)CD

  3. Decline of FoxP3+ Regulatory CD4 T Cells in Peripheral Blood of Children Heavily Exposed to Malaria.

    Michelle J Boyle


    Full Text Available FoxP3+ regulatory CD4 T cells (Tregs help to maintain the delicate balance between pathogen-specific immunity and immune-mediated pathology. Prior studies suggest that Tregs are induced by P. falciparum both in vivo and in vitro; however, the factors influencing Treg homeostasis during acute and chronic infections, and their role in malaria immunopathogenesis, remain unclear. We assessed the frequency and phenotype of Tregs in well-characterized cohorts of children residing in a region of high malaria endemicity in Uganda. We found that both the frequency and absolute numbers of FoxP3+ Tregs in peripheral blood declined markedly with increasing prior malaria incidence. Longitudinal measurements confirmed that this decline occurred only among highly malaria-exposed children. The decline of Tregs from peripheral blood was accompanied by reduced in vitro induction of Tregs by parasite antigen and decreased expression of TNFR2 on Tregs among children who had intense prior exposure to malaria. While Treg frequencies were not associated with protection from malaria, there was a trend toward reduced risk of symptomatic malaria once infected with P. falciparum among children with lower Treg frequencies. These data demonstrate that chronic malaria exposure results in altered Treg homeostasis, which may impact the development of antimalarial immunity in naturally exposed populations.

  4. Different distribution of CD4 and CD8 T cells in synovial membrane and peripheral blood of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients.

    J M Witkowski


    Full Text Available Rheumatoid arthritis (RA and osteoarthritis (OA are chronic diseases associated with morphological joint changes. Synovial membrane (SM involvement was established for RA, but the data for OA are limited, because OA is usually regarded as noninflammatory disease. Changes in immune system in RA are not limited to joints, and the significant role of T cells of peripheral blood (PB is not disputable. However, there is still an open debate about PB immunological profile in OA. Therefore, we decided to measure the distribution of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, regarding CD28 expression, both in PB and SM of RA and OA patients, on the same day. Altogether, eleven RA patients, 11 OA patients and similar numbers of age-matched healthy controls were included into the study. Flow cytometry was used for T cells subpopulation distinguishing and quantification; monoclonal antibodies against CD3, CD4, CD8 and CD28 with different fluorochromes were used for stainings. The RA patients had significantly higher percentage of CD3+4+ cells in PB as compared to OA patients and relevant control group. Both within the CD4+ and CD8+ compartments, significantly lower percentages of cells bearing the CD28 marker were found in the PB of OA as compared to RA patients. The proportion of CD3+CD4+ cells in SM was dependent on age of OA patients, older OA patients had significantly higher value of their SM/blood ratio than RA patients. Older OA subjects were also characterized by higher values of the SM/blood ratio of both CD4+CD28+ and CD8+CD28+ subpopulations than RA or younger OA patients. In conclusion, in contrast to the traditional view of OA disease, our results give support to the hypothesis that OA may also (like RA be a disease with a local immunological involvement.

  5. Increased expression of inducible co-stimulator on CD4+ T-cells in the peripheral blood and synovial fluid of patients with failed hip arthroplasties

    Matharu, G. S.; Mittal, S.; Pynsent, P. B.; Buckley, C. D.; Revell, M. P.


    Objectives T-cells are considered to play an important role in the inflammatory response causing arthroplasty failure. The study objectives were to investigate the composition and distribution of CD4+ T-cell phenotypes in the peripheral blood (PB) and synovial fluid (SF) of patients undergoing revision surgery for failed metal-on-metal (MoM) and metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) hip arthroplasties, and in patients awaiting total hip arthroplasty. Methods In this prospective case-control study, PB and SF were obtained from 22 patients (23 hips) undergoing revision of MoM (n = 14) and MoP (n = 9) hip arthroplasties, with eight controls provided from primary hip osteoarthritis cases awaiting arthroplasty. Lymphocyte subtypes in samples were analysed using flow cytometry. Results The percentages of CD4+ T-cell subtypes in PB were not different between groups. The CD4+ T-cells in the SF of MoM hips showed a completely different distribution of phenotypes compared with that found in the PB in the same patients, including significantly decreased CD4+ T-central memory cells (p DOI: 10.1302/2046-3758.52.2000574 PMID:26868893

  6. Cytokine responses of CD4+ T cells during a Plasmodium chabaudi chabaudi (ER blood-stage infection in mice initiated by the natural route of infection

    Butcher Geoffrey


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Investigation of host responses to blood stages of Plasmodium spp, and the immunopathology associated with this phase of the life cycle are often performed on mice infected directly with infected red blood cells. Thus, the effects of mosquito bites and the pre-erythrocytic stages of the parasite, which would be present in natural infection, are ignored In this paper, Plasmodium chabaudi chabaudi infections of mice injected directly with infected red blood cells were compared with those of mice infected by the bites of infected mosquitoes, in order to determine whether the courses of primary infection and splenic CD4 T cell responses are similar. Methods C57Bl/6 mice were injected with red blood cells infected with P. chabaudi (ER or infected via the bite of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes. Parasitaemia were monitored by Giemsa-stained thin blood films. Total spleen cells, CD4+ T cells, and cytokine production (IFN-γ, IL-2, IL-4, IL-10 were analysed by flow cytometry. In some experiments, mice were subjected to bites of uninfected mosquitoes prior to infectious bites in order to determine whether mosquito bites per se could affect a subsequent P. chabaudi infection. Results P. chabaudi (ER infections initiated by mosquito bite were characterized by lower parasitaemia of shorter duration than those observed after direct blood challenge. However, splenomegaly was comparable suggesting that parasitaemia alone does not account for the increase in spleen size. Total numbers of CD4 T cells and those producing IFN-γ, IL-10 and IL-2 were reduced in comparison to direct blood challenge. By contrast, the reduction in IL-4 producing cells was less marked suggesting that there is a proportionally lower Th1-like response in mice infected via infectious mosquitoes. Strikingly, pre-exposure to bites of uninfected mosquitoes reduced the magnitude and duration of the subsequent mosquito-transmitted infection still further, but enhanced the

  7. [Dendritic Cells Promote the Proliferation of Peripheral Blood CRTH2 Cells (CD4(+)CD294(+)Th2) and Help B Cells to Secrete Immunoglobulin].

    Tian, Fa-Qing; Li, Juan; Li, Ju-Heng; Tang, Mei-Qin; Cheng, Xiao-Hui; Huang, Ying-Cai; Li, Hui-Qing


    Objective:To investigate the promotive effect of dendritic cells(DCs) on proliferation of CRTH2 (CD4(+)CD294(+)Th2) cells and the influence of CRTH2 cells on secretion of immunoglobulin from B cells so as to provide a new approach for amplification and sorting of Th2 cells. Methods:DCs were induced from peripheral blood mononuclear cells, then the loaded-BCGV-Ag-DCs were cocultured with T cells, and the mixed lymphocyte reaction(MLR) was performed by CCK8 method. The phenotypes of DCs and CRTH2 cells were detected by flow cytometry. CRTH2 cells sorted by MACS were co-cultured with B cells for 5 days to detect the secretion of immunoglobulin. Results:The subsets and absolute number CRTH2 cells were significantly increased by loaded-BCGV-Ag-DCs. The levels of IgG, IgA and IgE were higher increased in supernatant of CRTH2 and B cell co-culture system than that in control group or that in transwell group(Pcells can be greatly promoted by loaded-BCGV-Ag-DCs, and the CRTH2 cells can help B cells to secrete IgG, IgA and IgE. PMID:27531793

  8. Blood feeding by the Rocky Mountain spotted fever vector, Dermacentor andersoni, induces interleukin-4 expression by cognate antigen responding CD4+ T cells

    Wikel Stephen K


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tick modulation of host defenses facilitates both blood feeding and pathogen transmission. Several tick species deviate host T cell responses toward a Th2 cytokine profile. The majority of studies of modulation of T cell cytokine expression by ticks were performed with lymphocytes from infested mice stimulated in vitro with polyclonal T cell activators. Those reports did not examine tick modulation of antigen specific responses. We report use of a transgenic T cell receptor (TCR adoptive transfer model reactive with influenza hemagglutinin peptide (110-120 to examine CD4+ T cell intracellular cytokine responses during infestation with the metastriate tick, Dermacentor andersoni, or exposure to salivary gland extracts. Results Infestation with pathogen-free D. andersoni nymphs or administration of an intradermal injection of female or male tick salivary gland extract induced significant increases of IL-4 transcripts in skin and draining lymph nodes of BALB/c mice as measured by quantitative real-time RT-PCR. Furthermore, IL-10 transcripts were significantly increased in skin while IL-2 and IFN-γ transcripts were not significantly changed by tick feeding or intradermal injection of salivary gland proteins, suggesting a superimposed Th2 response. Infestation induced TCR transgenic CD4+ T cells to divide more frequently as measured by CFSE dilution, but more notably these CD4+ T cells also gained the capacity to express IL-4. Intracellular levels of IL-4 were significantly increased. A second infestation administered 14 days after a primary exposure to ticks resulted in partially reduced CFSE dilution with no change in IL-4 expression when compared to one exposure to ticks. Intradermal inoculation of salivary gland extracts from both male and female ticks also induced IL-4 expression. Conclusion This is the first report of the influence of a metastriate tick on the cytokine profile of antigen specific CD4+ T cells. Blood feeding

  9. Effects of active bufadienolide compounds on human cancer cells and CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells in mitogen-activated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

    Yuan, Bo; He, Jing; Kisoh, Keishi; Hayashi, Hideki; Tanaka, Sachiko; Si, Nan; Zhao, Hai-Yu; Hirano, Toshihiko; Bian, Baolin; Takagi, Norio


    The growth inhibitory effects of bufadienolide compounds were investigated in two intractable cancer cells, a human glioblastoma cell line U-87 and a pancreatic cancer cell line SW1990. Among four bufadienolide compounds, a dose-dependent cytotoxicity was observed in these cancer cells after treatment with gamabufotalin and arenobufagin. The IC50 values of the two compounds were 3-5 times higher in normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) than these values for both cancer cell lines. However, similar phenomena were not observed for two other bufadienolide compounds, telocinobufagin and bufalin. These results thus suggest that gamabufotalin and arenobufagin possess selective cytotoxic activity against tumor cells rather than normal cells. Moreover, a clear dose-dependent lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release, a well-known hallmark of necrosis, was observed in both cancer cells treated with gamabufotalin, suggesting that gamabufotalin-mediated cell death is predominantly associated with a necrosis-like phenotype. Of most importance, treatment with as little as 8 ng/ml of gamabufotalin, even an almost non-toxic concentration to PBMCs, efficiently downregulated the percentages of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulator T (Treg) cells in mitogen-activated PBMCs. Given that Treg cells play a critical role in tumor immunotolerance by suppressing antitumor immunity, these results suggest that gamabufotalin may serve as a promising candidate, as an adjuvant therapeutic agent by manipulating Treg cells to enhance the efficacy of conventional anticancer drugs and lessen their side-effects. These findings provide insights into the clinical application of gamabufotalin for cancer patients with glioblastoma/pancreatic cancer based on its cytocidal effect against tumor cells as well as its depletion of Treg cells. PMID:27431260

  10. Coexpression of CD4 and CD8 on peripheral blood T cells and lamina propria T cells in inflammatory bowel disease by two colour immunofluorescence and flow cytometric analysis.

    Senju, M; Wu, K C; Mahida, Y R; Jewell, D P


    Using two colour immunofluorescence with fluorescein isothiocyanate and phycoerythrin labelled monoclonal antibodies and multiparameter flow cytometry, we investigated the coexpression of CD4 and CD8 antigens on peripheral blood lymphocytes and lamina propria lymphocytes of patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease and normal control subjects. Both the absolute number and the proportion of peripheral blood CD4+, CD8+ cells in inflammatory bowel disease were small but significantly ...

  11. Increased frequency of CD4-8-T cells bearing T-cell receptor αβ chains in peripheral blood of atomic bomb survivors exposed to high doses

    A rare T-cell subpopulation, CD4-z8-αβ cells, may be differentiated through a pathway (or pathways) different from the pathway(s) of conventional CD4+ or CD8+ cells. In the present study, the frequencies of CD4-8- T cells in peripheral-blood αβ T cells in 409 atomic bomb survivors were determined to investigate late effects of radiation on the composition of human T-cell subpopulations. The frequency of CD4-8-αβ T-cell decreased significantly with the subject's age and was higher in females than males. A significant increase in the frequency was found in the survivors exposed to more than 1.5Gy, suggesting that the previous radiation exposure altered differentiation and development of T cells. 25 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs

  12. CD4-regulatory cells in COPD patients

    Smyth, Lucy J C; Starkey, Cerys; Vestbo, Jørgen; Singh, Dave


    BACKGROUND: The numbers of airway CD8 and B lymphocytes are increased in COPD patients, suggesting an autoimmune process. CD4-regulatory T cells control autoimmunity but have not been studied in patients with COPD. OBJECTIVE: To compare T-regulatory cell numbers in the BAL from COPD patients, smo...

  13. Novel Teleost CD4-Bearing Cell Populations Provide Insights into the Evolutionary Origins and Primordial Roles of CD4+ Lymphocytes and CD4+ Macrophages.

    Takizawa, Fumio; Magadan, Susana; Parra, David; Xu, Zhen; Korytář, Tomáš; Boudinot, Pierre; Sunyer, J Oriol


    Tetrapods contain a single CD4 coreceptor with four Ig domains that likely arose from a primordial two-domain ancestor. Notably, teleost fish contain two CD4 genes. Like tetrapod CD4, CD4-1 of rainbow trout includes four Ig domains, whereas CD4-2 contains only two. Because CD4-2 is reminiscent of the prototypic two-domain CD4 coreceptor, we hypothesized that by characterizing the cell types bearing CD4-1 and CD4-2, we would shed light into the evolution and primordial roles of CD4-bearing cells. Using newly established mAbs against CD4-1 and CD4-2, we identified two bona-fide CD4(+) T cell populations: a predominant lymphocyte population coexpressing surface CD4-1 and CD4-2 (CD4 double-positive [DP]), and a minor subset expressing only CD4-2 (CD4-2 single-positive [SP]). Although both subsets produced equivalent levels of Th1, Th17, and regulatory T cell cytokines upon bacterial infection, CD4-2 SP lymphocytes were less proliferative and displayed a more restricted TCRβ repertoire. These data suggest that CD4-2 SP cells represent a functionally distinct population and may embody a vestigial CD4(+) T cell subset, the roles of which reflect those of primeval CD4(+) T cells. Importantly, we also describe the first CD4(+) monocyte/macrophage population in a nonmammalian species. Of all myeloid subsets, we found the CD4(+) population to be the most phagocytic, whereas CD4(+) lymphocytes lacked this capacity. This study fills in an important gap in the knowledge of teleost CD4-bearing leukocytes, thus revealing critical insights into the evolutionary origins and primordial roles of CD4(+) lymphocytes and CD4(+) monocytes/macrophages. PMID:27183628

  14. Pollution of mycological surfaces in hospital emergency departments correlates positively with blood NKT CD3(+) 16(+) 56(+) and negatively with CD4(+) cell levels of their staff.

    Suska, Milena; Lewicki, Sławomir; Kiepura, Anna; Winnicka, Izabela; Leszczyński, Paweł; Bielawska-Drózd, Agata; Cieślik, Piotr; Kubiak, Leszek; Depczyńska, Daria; Brewczyńska, Aleksandra; Skopińska-Różewska, Ewa; Kocik, Janusz


    The aim of the present study was the assessment of the putative influence of yeast and filamentous fungi in healthcare and control (office) workplaces (10 of each kind) on immune system competence measured by NK (natural killer), CD4(+), and NKT (natural killer T lymphocyte) cell levels in the blood of the personnel employed at these workplaces. Imprints from floors and walls were collected in winter. The blood was taken in spring the following year, from 40 men, 26 to 53 years old, healthcare workers of hospital emergency departments (HED), who had been working for at least five years in their current positions, and from 36 corresponding controls, working in control offices. Evaluation of blood leukocyte subpopulations was done by flow cytometry. The qualitative analysis of the surface samples revealed a prevalence of strains belonging to Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium spp. genus. There was no statistically significant difference between the level of NKT; however, the percentage of NK cells was lower in the blood of HED workers than in the blood of offices personnel. Spearman analysis revealed the existence of positive correlation (r = 0.4677, p = 0.002) between the total CFU/25 cm(2) obtained by imprinting method from walls and floors of HED and the percentage of NKT (CD3(+)16(+)56(+)) lymphocytes collected from the blood of their personnel, and negative correlation (r = -0. 3688, p = 0.019) between this parameter of fungal pollution and the percentage of CD4(+) lymphocytes in the blood of HED staff. No other correlations were found. PMID:27095925

  15. Self-reactive CD4+ T cells and B cells in the blood in health and autoimmune disease: increased frequency of thyroglobulin-reactive cells in Graves' disease

    Nielsen, Claus H; Moeller, Ane Christine; Hegedüs, Laszlo;


    with autoimmune thyroiditis. In Hashimoto's thyroiditis, B cells bound increased amounts of thyroglobulin in a complement- and autoantibody-dependent manner, and the thyroglobulin-elicited proliferation of CD4(+) T cells and B cells was complement dependent. Increased proportions of Tg-responsive CD4......(+) T cells and B cells were found in patients with Graves' disease. Notably, both patient groups and healthy controls exhibited higher proliferative responses to thyroglobulin than to a foreign recall antigen, tetanus toxoid. Our results suggest that self-tolerance can be broken by exposure of...... circulating lymphocytes to high local concentrations of self-antigen, and that complement plays a role in the maintenance of autoimmune processes, at least in Hashimoto's thyroiditis....

  16. Radiological features of pulmonary tuberculosis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: correlation with the blood CD4 cell count; Patrones radiologicos de la tuberculosis pulmonar en pacientes con infeccion VIH: correlacion con el indice de linfocitos CD4 en sangre

    Isusi, M.; Eguidazu, J.; Oleaga, L.; Grande, D. [Hospital de Basurto. Bilbao (Spain)


    To describe the radiological features of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its correlation with the blood CD4 cell count. We present 44 HIV+patients, 24 with CD4 cell counts of less than 200 cells/mm''3 (group A) and 20 in whom the CD4 counts surpassed this level (group B). We also assessed the chest x-ray images to determine whether or not there was any correlation with the blood CD4 cell counts. Fisher's exact test was used for the statistical study of the differences in the radiological findings in the two groups. The incidence of atypical features was significantly greater in the patients with CD4 cell counts of less than 200 cells/mm''3 (group A) than in those with CD4 counts of over 200 cells/mm''3 (group B). Among HIV+patients, those with a more intact immune status were more likely to present lung x-ray images typical of post-primary TB, with cavitary lesions in upper lobes. The group of patients in whom the immune deficiency was more marked showed a greater incidence of atypical pulmonary findings, more characteristics of primary TB. (Author)

  17. Proliferation and Apoptosis of Bone Marrow CD4~+ T Cells in Patients with Aplastic Anemia and Impacts of the Secreted Cytokines on Hematopoietic Stem Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood

    郑邈; 孙汉英; 周剑峰; 徐慧珍; 黄丽芳; 刘文励


    Recent studies indicate that immune-associated aplastic anemia(AA)resembles such autoimmune diseases as insulin-dependent diabetes and chronic autoimmune thyroiditis that belong to organ-specific autoimmune diseases.Many independent investigation groups have successfully isolated the pathopoiesis-associated T cell clone causing hematopoiesis failure with a CD4 phenotype from peripheral blood and bone marrow(BM)in AA patients.In the current study,BM CD4+ T cells were isolated from AA patients and healthy con...

  18. In vivo approaches reveal a key role for DCs in CD4+ T cell activation and parasite clearance during the acute phase of experimental blood-stage malaria.

    Henrique Borges da Silva


    Full Text Available Dendritic cells (DCs are phagocytes that are highly specialized for antigen presentation. Heterogeneous populations of macrophages and DCs form a phagocyte network inside the red pulp (RP of the spleen, which is a major site for the control of blood-borne infections such as malaria. However, the dynamics of splenic DCs during Plasmodium infections are poorly understood, limiting our knowledge regarding their protective role in malaria. Here, we used in vivo experimental approaches that enabled us to deplete or visualize DCs in order to clarify these issues. To elucidate the roles of DCs and marginal zone macrophages in the protection against blood-stage malaria, we infected DTx (diphtheria toxin-treated C57BL/6.CD11c-DTR mice, as well as C57BL/6 mice treated with low doses of clodronate liposomes (ClLip, with Plasmodium chabaudi AS (Pc parasites. The first evidence suggesting that DCs could contribute directly to parasite clearance was an early effect of the DTx treatment, but not of the ClLip treatment, in parasitemia control. DCs were also required for CD4+ T cell responses during infection. The phagocytosis of infected red blood cells (iRBCs by splenic DCs was analyzed by confocal intravital microscopy, as well as by flow cytometry and immunofluorescence, at three distinct phases of Pc malaria: at the first encounter, at pre-crisis concomitant with parasitemia growth and at crisis when the parasitemia decline coincides with spleen closure. In vivo and ex vivo imaging of the spleen revealed that DCs actively phagocytize iRBCs and interact with CD4+ T cells both in T cell-rich areas and in the RP. Subcapsular RP DCs were highly efficient in the recognition and capture of iRBCs during pre-crisis, while complete DC maturation was only achieved during crisis. These findings indicate that, beyond their classical role in antigen presentation, DCs also contribute to the direct elimination of iRBCs during acute Plasmodium infection.

  19. Investigation of CD4~+ CXCR5~+ follicular helper T cell frequency and expression of related functional molecules in peripheral blood of hepatitis C virus patients



    Objective To determine whether hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with increased frequency of the CD4+follicular helper T (Tfh) subset in peripheral blood and to investigate their potential function contribution to the HCV-induced immune response by

  20. Effect of methylprednisolone on CD4 + CD25 + T regulator cells in peripheral blood with asthmatic patients in vitro%甲泼尼龙对哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞影响的体外研究

    鞠云飞; 孙立锋; 胡华; 杨燕; 滕格玲


    目的 观察哮喘患者外周血中CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)功能状态及甲泼尼龙对其的影响.方法 清晨取静脉血5 mL,常规分离外周血单个核细胞,分为健康组、哮喘组及1×10-7 mol·L-1甲泼尼龙哮喘干预组,刺激培养48 h,用ELISA法测定IL - 10及TGF - β1的浓度;流式细胞仪检测CD4+ CD25+Treg的比例及细胞内Foxp3表达,用SPSS 17.0进行分析.结果 哮喘组,外周血CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞比例降低,CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg细胞减少,TGF -β1分泌减少,IL - 10分泌有增高趋势,但与健康组比较无统计学意义;甲泼尼龙可以明显增加哮喘急性发作期患者CD4+ CD25+ Treg比例,Foxp3表达明显增强;但未能增加TGF -β1及IL-10的分泌.结论 哮喘患者CD4+ CD25+ Treg功能低下,可能是哮喘发病机制之一;甲泼尼龙可能通过上调CD4+ CD25+ Treg数量,起到控制哮喘急性发作的作用.%Objective To observe the state of CD4+ CD25 + T regulator ( Treg ) cells and the effect of methylprednisolone ( MP) on it in peripheral blood with asthmatic patients. Methods Thirty patients with asthma and 20 healthy controls who visited the Chest Hospital of Shandong Province from Jan, 2010 to Dec, 2010 were included. Five mL fasting blood samples were collected and peripheral blood mononuclear cells ( PBMCs) were isolated using Ficoll - Hypaque density gradient centrifugation. PBMCs were incubated with phytohemagglutinin ( PHA) . The samples were divided into three groups, including healthy control, asthma group, 1 x 10-7 mol · L-1 MP group. After 48 h incubation, supernatant was harvested to determine levels of IL - 10 and TGF - β1 by ELISA. Intracellular 3 - colour flow cytometry were used to assess the expression of Foxp3. All data were analyzed using SPSS 17.0. Results The ratio of CD4+ CD25 + Treg cells and CD4 + CD25 + Foxp3 + Treg cells declined in asthmatic patients compared with healthy control. The secretion of TGF - β1 weaked . The secretion of

  1. Detection and Quantification of CD4+ T Cells with Specificity for a New Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II-Restricted Influenza A Virus Matrix Protein Epitope in Peripheral Blood of Influenza Patients

    Linnemann, Thomas; Jung, Günther; Walden, Peter


    FVFTLTVPS was identified as the core sequence of a new major histocompatibility complex class II-restricted T-cell epitope of influenza virus matrix protein. Epitope-specific CD4+ T cells were detected in the peripheral blood of patients with frequencies of up to 0.94%, depending on the number of additional terminal amino acids.

  2. Towards Developing a Malaria Vaccine Based on CD4 T Cell Mediated Immunity in Blood Stage of Malaria Infection



    Twenty-one years after malaria antigens were first cloned a vaccine still appears to be a long way off. There have been periods of great excitement and in model systems subunit vaccine homologues can induce robust protection. However, significant challenges exist concerning antigenic variation and polymorphism, immunological non-respons-iveness to individual vaccine antigens, parasite-induced apoptosis of immune effector and memory cells and immune deviation as a result of maternal immtmity and alterations of dendritic cell function.

  3. CD4+CD25highCD127low Regulatory T Cells in Peripheral Blood Are Not an Independent Factor for Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation

    Perz, Jolanta B.; Gürel, Selma; Schonland, Stefan O.; Hegenbart, Ute; Ho, Anthony D.; Dreger, Peter


    Background. The therapeutic efficacy of allogeneic hemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) largely relies on the graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effect. Uncontrolled graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a feared complication of HSCT. Regulatory T cells (Treg) are a subset of CD4+ T-helper cells believed to maintain tolerance after HSCT. It remains unclear whether low peripheral blood Treg have an impact on the risk for acute (aGVHD) and chronic GVHD (cGVHD). Methods. In this paper we enumerated the CD4+CD25highCD127low Treg in the peripheral blood of 84 patients after at least 150 days from HSCT and in 20 healthy age-matched controls. Results. Although similar mean lymphocyte counts were found in patients and controls, CD3+CD4+ T-cell counts were significantly lower in patients. Patients also had significantly lower Treg percentages among lymphocytes as compared to controls. Patients with cGVHD had even higher percentages of Treg if compared to patients without cGVHD. In multivariate analysis, Treg percentages were not an independent factor for cGVHD. Conclusions. This paper did not show a relation between deficient peripheral blood Treg and cGVHD, therefore cGVHD does not seem to occur as a result of peripheral Treg paucity. PMID:22666141

  4. Effect of rapamycin and ciclosporin on proliferation of human periheral blood CD4+CD2+5 regulatory T cells%雷帕霉素及环孢素对人类外周血 CD4+CD2+5调节性T细胞体外增殖的影响

    赵冰清; 朱志军; 王永磊


    Objective To observe the influence of rapamycin and ciclosporin on the proliferation of human periheral blood CD4+CD2+5 regulatory T cells.Methods The CD4+CD2+5 regulatory T cells ( Treg cells) from human peripheral blood were isolated by immunomagnetic bead separation, the purity of CD4+CD2+5 Treg was measured by flow cytometry.We divid-ed the CD4+CD2+5 Treg into the groups A, B and C, which were added with 100 nmol/L rapamycin, 410 nmol/L cyclospo-rine and the blank culture medium.After 7 days′culture, we calculated the percentage of primary Treg cells of different groups by flow cytometry.Results The percentage of primary Treg cells in the groups A, B and C were 8.8%±3.2%, 48.9%±7.0%and 33.2%±4.3%, respectively.Significant difference was found when we compared groups A and B with group C, respectively ( all P <0.05).Conclusion Rapamycin can significantly promote the proliferation of CD4+CD2+5 Treg in vitro, and it promotes the formation of immune tolerance in patients after transplantation;but cyclosporine inhibits the proliferation of CD4+CD2+5 Treg and hampers the progression.%目的:观察雷帕霉素与环孢素对人类外周血CD4+CD2+5调节性T细胞( Treg)体外增殖的影响。方法利用免疫磁珠法提取健康成人外周血CD4+CD2+5 Treg,流式细胞仪检测CD4+CD2+5 Treg纯度;将羧基荧光素乙酰乙酸进行标记的CD4+CD2+5 Treg分为A、B、C组,分别加入100 nmol/L雷帕霉素、410 nmol/L环孢素及空白培养基;培养7 d后上流式细胞仪,计算原代细胞所占比例。结果 A组原代细胞所占比例为8.8%±3.2%,B组为48.9%±7.0%,C组为33.2%±4.3%;A、B组分别与C组比较,P均<0.05。结论雷帕霉素可促进CD4+CD2+5 Treg的体外增殖,有利于移植后患者免疫耐受的形成;而环孢素则抑制CD4+CD2+5 Treg的体外增殖,不利于免疫耐受的形成。

  5. Different thresholds of T cell activation regulate FIV infection of CD4+CD25+ and CD4+CD25- cells

    Cellular activation plays an important role in retroviral replication. Previously, we have shown that CD4+CD25+ T cells by the virtue of their partially activated phenotype represent ideal candidates for a productive feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection. In the present study, we extended our previous observations with regard to FIV replication in CD4+CD25+ and CD4+CD25- cells under different stimulation conditions. Both CD4+CD25+ and CD4+CD25- cells remain latently infected in the absence of IL-2 or concanvalinA (ConA), respectively; harboring a replication competent provirus capable of reactivation several days post-infection. While CD4+CD25+ cells require low levels of exogenous IL-2 and virus inputs for an efficient FIV replication, CD4+CD25- T cells can only be productively infected in the presence of either high concentrations of IL-2 or high virus titers, even in the absence of mitogenic stimulation. Interestingly, while high virus input activates CD4+CD25- cells to replicate FIV, it induces apoptosis in a high percentage of CD4+CD25+ T cells. High IL-2 concentrations but not high virus inputs lead to surface upregulation of CD25 and significant cellular proliferation in CD4+CD25- cells. These results suggest that CD4+CD25+ and CD4+CD25- T cells have different activation requirements which can be modulated by both viral and cytokine stimuli to reach threshold activation levels in order to harbor a productive FIV infection. This holds implications in vivo for CD4+CD25+ and CD4+CD25- cells to serve as potential reservoirs of a productive and latent FIV infection

  6. The ratio between CD4+ and CD8+ cells in the peripheral blood of patients with hematological malignancies is not altered by thalidomide.

    Strupp, C; Germing, U; Aivado, M; Kündgen, A; Fenk, R; Hünerlitürkoglu, A; Kobbe, G; Haas, R; Gattermann, N


    Thalidomide is thought to have anti-angiogenic and immunomodulatory properties, including suppression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, effects on interleukins and interferons, down-regulation of some cell adhesion molecules, and changes in the proportion of lymphocyte subsets. It is unclear whether the clinical response to thalidomide in patients with multiple myeloma (MM), idiopathic myelofibrosis (IM), and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is related to its ability to inhibit angiogenesis or its immunomodulatory effects. We examined the effect of thalidomide on T-lymphocyte subsets in 18 patients with MDS, 6 patients with MM, 4 patients with IM, and 3 patients with angioimmunoblastic lymphoma (AILD). These patients had either a relapse or progressive disease following cytotoxic chemotherapy including high-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell support. Thalidomide was first administered at 100 mg/day p.o. and increased to 400 mg/day. T-lymphocyte subsets (CD4+, CD8+) were measured by fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS) before and during treatment with thalidomide. Twenty-six of 31 patients responded to thalidomide, most of them achieving partial remission. The median concentration of CD4+ cells was 443/microl, the median of CD8+ cells was 359/microl (CD3 992/microl). In our cohort, no significant changes in absolute numbers or proportions of CD3+ (P = 0.12), CD4+ (P = 0.668), or CD8+ (P = 0.143) cells were observed following the treatment with thalidomide. Although the CD4/CD8 ratio declined from 1.6 to 1.0 during 3 months of thalidomide treatment, this had no statistical significance (P = 0.1). Our findings show that an effect of thalidomide on the T lymphocytes studied is unlikely to be of major importance for the clinical effects. PMID:16019550

  7. CD4 T cell activation and disease activity at onset of multiple sclerosis

    Jensen, J; Langkilde, Annika Reynberg; Fenst, C; Nicolaisen, M. S.; Roed, H. G.; Christensen, M; Sellebjerg, F

    We studied CD4 T cell activation in patients with clinically isolated syndromes (CIS) suggesting an initial attack of multiple sclerosis. The percentage of blood CD26+ CD4 T cells was increased in these patients, and correlated with magnetic resonance imaging disease activity and clinical disease...

  8. Increased percentage of L-selectin+ and ICAM-1+ peripheral blood CD4+/CD8+ T cells in active Graves' ophthalmopathy.

    Alina Bakunowicz-Lazarczyk


    Full Text Available The purpose of the study was to evaluate the percentage of CD4+/CD8+ peripheral T cells expressing CD62L+ and CD54+ in patients with Graves' disease and to assess if these estimations could be helpful as markers of active ophthalmopathy. The study was carried out in 25 patients with Graves' disease (GD divided into 3 groups: 1/ 8 patients with active Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO (CAS 3-6, GO complaints pound 1 year, 2/ 9 patients with hyperthyroid GD without symptoms of ophthalmopathy (GDtox and 3/ 8 patients with euthyroid GD with no GO symptoms (GDeu. The control group consisted of 15 healthy volunteers age and sex matched to groups 1-3. The expression of lymphocyte adhesion molecules was evaluated by using three-color flow cytometry. In GO group the percentage of CD8+CD54+, CD8+CD62L+, CD4+CD54+ and CD4+CD62L+ T cells was significantly higher as compared to controls (p<0.001, p<0.05, p<0.01, p<0.001 respectively. The percentage of CD8+CD54+ T lymphocytes was also elevated in GO group in comparison to hyperthyroid GD patients (p< 0.05. CD4+CD62L+ and CD8+CD54+ percentages were also increased in GDtox and GDeu as compared to controls. We found a positive correlation between the TSHRab concentration and the percentage of CD8+CD62L+ T cells in all studied groups (r= 0.39, p<0.05 and between the TSHRab level and CAS (r= 0.77, p<0.05. The increased percentage of CD8+CD54+ and CD8+CD62L+ T cells in patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy may be used as a marker of immune inflammation activity.

  9. Changes of Th17 cells and CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in peripheral blood of asthmatic children and their relationship with the situation of asthma.%哮喘患儿外周血Th17细胞CD4+CD25+调节性细胞变化及其与病情相关分析

    马秋莉; 彭韶; 梁鹏; 李会娟; 张曼


    Objective To observe the levels of Thl7 cells, CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in the asthmatic children and relationship between the two types of cells and children' s condition. Methods Flow cytometry was used to detect the percentages of the Thl7 cells and CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in the peripheral blood of acute asthma children (asthma group, n - 60) .alleviated period asthma children (n = 30) and healthy children (healthy control group, n = 30).Acute asthma children were divided into 3 groups: mild, moderate and severe asthmatic patients. Results Compared with the healthy control group (1.02% ± 0.28%) and alleviated period asthma children (1.65% ± 0.38%), the numbers of CD4+ cells (Thl7) expressing IL-17 in peripheral blood of acute asthma(2.24% ± 1.02%) were increased, and the differences were statistically significant (P<0.05). The levels of CD4+CD25+T cells in peripheral blood of acute asthma and alleviated period asthma children (5.37% ± 0.80% ; 6.05% ± 0.87%) were significantly lower than those of healthy children (7.11% ± 0.89%) (P < 0.05). Thl7 cells were positively correlated with the course of childhood asthma(r = 0.649, P < 0.05).CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells were negatively correlated with the course of childhood asthma (r =-0.599, P < 0.05). Conclusion The immunization response of Thl7 cells in peripheral blood of asthmatic children is strengthened, but the immune function of CD4+CD25+regulatory T cells is decresed. The severity of asthma is closely related to the inbal-ance of Th71ATreg cellular immunity.%目的 探讨支气管哮喘患儿外周血中辅助T细胞(Th) 17细胞和CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)的变化与儿童哮喘病情的相关性.方法 收集2009年月5月至2010年4月于郑州大学第一附属医院就诊的患儿,均为首次确诊哮喘或规范吸入激素停用>3个月后复发及近1个月内无明显感染者.采用流式细胞仪测定患儿外周血中Th17细胞及CD4+CD25+Treg比例的变化.结果 Th

  10. Correlation between State of Bronchial Asthma Children and Peripheral Blood Th17 and CD4+ CD2+5 Regulatory T Cells Changes%外周血Th17和CD4+ CD2+5调节性T细胞变化与患儿支气管哮喘活动状态的相关性研究

    陈啸洪; 李华浚; 姚欢银; 朱芹; 张佩红; 章杭湖; 刘小群; 周国中


    Objective To investigate the correlation of the active state of asthma with the peripheral blood Th17 and CD4+ CD2+5 regulatory T cells(Treg)change on children. Methods From January 2010 to December 2013,98 cases of children with asthma in shaoxing Peopleˊs Hospital specialist outpatient clinic were selected for chronic duration group,meanwhile 40 cases of remission asthma children in the same hospital were selected as remission group. 40 cases of healthy children in child health clinic were selected as healthy control group. Using flow cytometry to measure childrenˊs peripheral blood Th17 and CD4+CD2+5 Treg. Results In three groups comparison,there were significant differences among Th17,CD4+CD2+5 Treg and Th17/CD4+CD2+5Treg(F =5. 274,7. 813,3. 526,P <0. 05). There was positive relationship between the score of Th17 cells, Th17/CD4+CD2+5Treg and C-ACT(r=0. 823,0. 485,P<0. 05). CD4+CD2+5Treg was negatively related with C-ACT(r= -0. 562,P<0. 05). Th17 cells was negatively related with CD4+CD2+5Treg(r= -0. 273,P<0. 05). Conclusion Children with chronic asthma duration,Th17 immune response enhanced,and CD4+ CD2+5 Treg immune function declined,the severity of asthma and peripheral blood Th17 /Treg of the immune imbalances are closely related.%目的:探讨外周血Th17和CD4+CD2+5调节性T细胞( CD4+CD2+5 Treg)变化与患儿支气管哮喘活动状态的相关性。方法选取2010年1月—2013年12月于绍兴市人民医院哮喘专科门诊就诊的慢性持续期支气管哮喘患儿98例为慢性持续期组,选择同期在本院治疗的缓解期支气管哮喘患儿40例为缓解期组,选择同期在本院儿童保健门诊体检健康的儿童40例作为健康对照组。采用流式细胞仪测定受试者外周血中Th17及CD4+CD2+5 Treg。结果三组间Th17、CD4+CD2+5Treg和Th17/CD4+CD2+5Treg 比较,差异均有统计学意义(F 值分别为5.274、7.813和3.526,P <0.05)。Th17、Th17/CD4+CD2+5Treg与儿

  11. Label Free Detection of CD4+ and CD8+ T Cells Using the Optofluidic Ring Resonator

    John T. Gohring


    Full Text Available We have demonstrated label free detection of CD4+ and CD8+ T-Lymphocyte whole cells and CD4+ T-Lymphocyte cell lysis using the optofluidic ring resonator (OFRR sensor. The OFRR sensing platform incorporates microfluidics and photonics in a setup that utilizes small sample volume and achieves a fast detection time. In this work, white blood cells were isolated from healthy blood and the concentrations were adjusted to match T-Lymphocyte levels of individuals infected with HIV. Detection was accomplished by immobilizing CD4 and CD8 antibodies on the inner surface of the OFRR. Sensing results show excellent detection of CD4+ and CD8+ T-Lymphocyte cells at medically significant concentrations with a detection time of approximately 30 minutes. This work will lead to a rapid and low-cost sensing device that can provide a CD4 and CD8 count as a measure of HIV progression.

  12. Allergen-Specific CD4(+) T Cells in Human Asthma.

    Ling, Morris F; Luster, Andrew D


    In allergic asthma, aeroallergen exposure of sensitized individuals mobilizes robust innate and adaptive airway immune responses, stimulating eosinophilic airway inflammation and the activation and infiltration of allergen-specific CD4(+) T cells into the airways. Allergen-specific CD4(+) T cells are thought to be central players in the asthmatic response as they specifically recognize the allergen and initiate and orchestrate the asthmatic inflammatory response. In this article, we briefly review the role of allergen-specific CD4(+) T cells in the pathogenesis of human allergic airway inflammation in allergic individuals, discuss the use of allergen-major histocompatibility complex class II tetramers to characterize allergen-specific CD4(+) T cells, and highlight current gaps in knowledge and directions for future research pertaining to the role of allergen-specific CD4(+) T cells in human asthma. PMID:27027948

  13. Isolation and Characterization of Salmonid CD4+ T Cells.

    Maisey, Kevin; Montero, Ruth; Corripio-Miyar, Yolanda; Toro-Ascuy, Daniela; Valenzuela, Beatriz; Reyes-Cerpa, Sebastián; Sandino, Ana María; Zou, Jun; Wang, Tiehui; Secombes, Christopher J; Imarai, Mónica


    This study reports the isolation and functional characterization of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) CD4-1(+) T cells and the establishment of an IL-15-dependent CD4-1(+) T cell line. By using Abs specific for CD4-1 and CD3ε it was possible to isolate the double-positive T cells in spleen and head kidney. The morphology and the presence of transcripts for T cell markers in the sorted CD4-1(+)CD3ε(+) cells were studied next. Cells were found to express TCRα, TCRβ, CD152 (CTLA-4), CD154 (CD40L), T-bet, GATA-3, and STAT-1. The sorted CD4-1(+) T cells also had a distinctive functional attribute of mammalian T lymphocytes, namely they could undergo Ag-specific proliferation, using OVA as a model Ag. The OVA-stimulated cells showed increased expression of several cytokines, including IFN-γ1, IL-4/13A, IL-15, IL-17D, IL-10, and TGF-β1, perhaps indicating that T cell proliferation led to differentiation into distinct effector phenotypes. Using IL-15 as a growth factor, we have selected a lymphoid cell line derived from rainbow trout head kidney cells. The morphology, cell surface expression of CD4-1, and the presence of transcripts of T cell cytokines and transcription factors indicated that this is a CD4-1(+) T cell line. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of the presence of CD4-1(+)CD3ε(+) T cells in salmonids. As in mammals, CD4-1(+) T cells may be the master regulators of immune responses in fish, and therefore these findings and the new model T cell line developed will contribute to a greater understanding of T cell function and immune responses in teleost fish. PMID:27053758

  14. Adoptive immunotherapy of cancer using CD4+ T cells

    Muranski, Pawel; Restifo, Nicholas P


    CD4+ T cells are central to the function of the immune system but their role in tumor immunity remains underappreciated. It is becoming clear that there is an enormous diversity of CD4+ T cell polarization patterns including Th1, Th2, Th17, and regulatory T cells (Tregs). These functionally divergent T cell subsets can have opposing effects — they can trigger tumor rejection or inhibit treatment after adoptive cell transfer. Some polarized CD4+ cells have plasticity, and their phenotypes and ...

  15. Involvement of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in the pathogenesis of polycythaemia vera

    ZHAO Wen-bo; LI Ying; LIU Xin; ZHANG Ling-yan; WANG Xin


    Background Regulatory T cells (Treg) have been shown to play an important role in the regulation of hematopoietic activity. However, there is no information about the effect of Treg cells in the pathogenesis of polycythaemia vera (PV).Methods In this study, we investigated the percentage and function of Treg cells in the peripheral blood of 21 PV patients and 25 healthy donors. Treg cells were identified and characterized as CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ by flow cytometry.The suppressive activity of CD4+CD25+ Treg cells was assessed by the proliferation and cytokine secretion of the co-cultured CD4+CD25- fractions.Results The results showed that the percentage of Treg cells in the peripheral blood of PV patients significantly increased compared to healthy controls ((10.93±4.02)% vs (5.86±1.99)%, P <0.05). Moreover, the mRNA and protein expression of FOXP3 was higher in CD4+CD25+ Treg cells. Coordinately, when co-cultured with the activated CD4+CD25-cells, the CD4+CD25+ Treg cells showed enhanced suppressive function in PV. Yet, the underlying mechanism for the increased frequency and function of CD4+CD25+ Treg cells is still to be clarified.Conclusion Treg cells expansion might account for the abnormal T cell immunity in PV patients and thus contribute to the pathogenesis of PV.

  16. Tim-3 mRNA Expression in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells and Its Relationship with CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells from Asthmatic Children%哮喘儿童外周血单个核细胞Tim-3mRNA的表达及其与CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞的关系



    目的 观察哮喘患儿外周血单个核细胞(PBMC)中Tim-3 mRNA的表达及其与CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)的关系,探讨Tim-3在哮喘发生发展中的作用.方法 收集哮喘门诊或住院患儿73例,其中哮喘缓解期38例(缓解组),轻至中度急性发作期35例(发作组).利用RT-PCR检测哮喘患儿PBMC中Tim-3 mRNA的表达并做半定量分析,流式细胞术检测PBMC中的CD4+CD25+ Treg的水平(CD4+CD25+ Treg占CD4+T细胞的百分比).利用酶联免疫吸附试验(ELISA)检测血浆中白细胞介素6(IL-6)、转化生长因子β(TGF-β)的水平,并分析Tim-3 mRNA与CD4+CD25+ Treg、IL-6水平的相关性.结果 哮喘发作组PBMC中Tim-3 mRNA吸光度值为(0.86±0.17),与缓解组(0.39±0.11)和正常对照组(0.06±0.03)比较,差异具有统计学意义(均P<0.05),并且缓解组与正常对照组比较差异亦具有统计学意义(P<0.05).哮喘发作组外周血CD4+CD25+ Treg百分率为(8.35±1.67)%,与缓解组[(10.21±2.04)%]和正常对照组[(12.43±2.58)%]比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05),并且缓解组与正常对照组比较差异亦具有统计学意义(P<0.05);哮喘发作组血浆中IL-6水平为(78.35±14.59)pg/mL,与缓解组[(36.48±9.18)pg/mL]和正常对照组[(10.24±3.57)pg/mL]比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05),缓解组与正常对照组比较差异亦有统计学意义(P<0.05).3组血浆中TGF-β水平没有明显差异;哮喘发作组和缓解组PBMC中Tim-3 mRNA的表达水平与CD4+CD25+ Treg百分率均呈负相关(r=-0.81,-0.79,均P<0.05),与IL-6的水平呈正相关(r=0.87,0.83,均P<0.01).结论 哮喘患儿PBMC中Tim-3 mRNA表达增高参与哮喘的发生与发展,其机制可能与升高血浆IL-6,抑制CD4+CD25+ Treg的生成有关.%Objective To detect the expression of T cell immunoglobulin mucin 3 ( Tim-3)mRNA in pcripheral blood mono nuclear cells(PBMC)isolated from asthmatic children and analyze its rclationship with CD4+ CD25+ rcgulatory T cells

  17. 脐血CD4+CD25+CD127low调节T细胞及淋巴细胞亚群分析%Study on CD4+CD25+CD127low Regulatory T Cells and Lymphocytes Subsets in Umbilical Cord Blood

    张劼; 陈军浩


    目的 检测新生儿脐带血淋巴细胞亚群和调节性T细胞比率,了解脐带血免疫学的特征.方法 使用Sysmex XE2100血细胞分析仪分别计数脐带血、新生儿母亲及对照组外周血淋巴细胞;采用流式细胞术分别检测其CD3+T细胞、CD19+B细胞、CD3- CD16+56+ NK细胞、CD3+ CD4+细胞、CD3+ CD8+细胞占淋巴细胞百分比,以及CD4+ CD25+CD127low调节性T细胞占CD4+细胞的百分比.结果 脐带血、新生儿母亲及对照组淋巴细胞计数分别为(3.68±1.07)×109/L,(1.42±0.44)×109/L和(2.06±0.88)×109/L;B淋巴细胞为:15.71%±3.89%,11.13%±3.79%和9.69%±2.22%;CD4+T细胞为:50.27%±9.08%,37.25%±7.13%和34.65%±7.17%;调节性T细胞为:6.94%±1.09%,5.09%±0.95%和4.8%1±0.99%.上述检测结果脐带血均显著高于母亲及对照组,P<0.01,母亲与对照组差异无统计学显著性意义P>0.05.三组间CD3+T细胞(69.64%±9.97%,74.83%±5.91%和69.41%±5.42%)和NK(11.36%±7.93%,10.48%±6.78%和16.31%±4.69%)细胞无显著性差异,P>0.05.脐带血中CD8+T细胞低于母亲及对照组(19.38%±6.62%,32.39%±2.08%和31.16%±1.87%),P<0.01.结论 脐血中高水平的CD4+ CD25+ CD127low调节性T细胞和低水平的CD8+T细胞有助于保持脐带血的低免疫状态.%Objective The proportions of lymphocytes subsets and regulatory T cells in umbilical cord blood were analyzed to explore the characteristic of umbilical cord blood in immunology. Methods To count lymphocytes by Sysmex XE2100 hema-tocyte cytometer. The percentages of CD3 + T cells,CD19+ B cells,CD3- CD16 + 56+ NK cells,CD3+ CD4+ cells,CD3+ CD8+ cells,and CD4+CD25+CD127low regulatory T cells among the umbilical cord bloods and the peripheral bloods from their mothers or control group were determined by flow cytometry. Results The quantity of lymphocytes in cord blood was significantly higher compared with mothers or with control group (3. 68

  18. CD4+/CD8+ double-positive T cells

    Overgaard, Nana H; Jung, Ji-Won; Steptoe, Raymond J;


    lymphoid tissues of numerous species, as well as in numerous disease settings, including cancer. The expression of CD4 and CD8 is regulated by a very strict transcriptional program involving the transcription factors Runx3 and ThPOK. Initially thought to be mutually exclusive within CD4(+) and CD8(+) T...... reports describing cytotoxic or suppressive roles for these cells. In this review, we describe how transcriptional regulation, lineage of origin, heterogeneity of CD4 and CD8 expression, age, species, and specific disease settings influence the functionality of this rarely studied T cell population....

  19. Adoptive immunotherapy via CD4+ versus CD8+ T cells

    Vy Phan-Lai


    Full Text Available The goal of cancer immunotherapy is to induce specific and durable antitumor immunity. Adoptive T cell therapy (ACT has garnered wide interest, particularly in regard to strategies to improve T cell efficacy in trials. There are many types of T cells (and subsets which can be selected for use in ACT. CD4+ T cells are critical for the regulation, activation and aid of host defense mechanisms and, importantly, for enhancing the function of tumor-specific CD8+ T cells. To date, much research in cancer immunotherapy has focused on CD8+ T cells, in melanoma and other cancers. Both CD4+ T cells and CD8+ T cells have been evaluated as ACT in mice and humans, and both are effective at eliciting antitumor responses. IL-17 producing CD4+ T cells are a new subset of CD4+ T cells to be evaluated in ACT models. This review discusses the benefits of adoptive immunotherapy mediated by CD8+ and CD4+ cells. It also discusses the various type of T cells, source of T cells, and ex vivo cytokine growth factors for augmenting clinical efficacy of ACT. [Biomed Res Ther 2016; 3(4.000: 588-595

  20. Human CD141+ DCs induce CD4+ T cells to produce type 2 cytokines1

    Yu, Chun I; Becker, Christian; Metang, Patrick; Marches, Florentina; Wang, Yuanyuan; Toshiyuki, Hori; Banchereau, Jacques; Merad, Miriam; Palucka, Karolina


    Dendritic cells (DCs) play the central role in the priming of naïve T cells and the differentiation of unique effector T cells. Here, using lung tissues and blood from both humans and humanized mice, we analyzed the response of human CD1c+ and CD141+ DC subsets to live-attenuated influenza virus (LAIV). Specifically, we analyzed the type of CD4+ T cell immunity elicited by LAIV-exposed DCs. Both DC subsets induce proliferation of allogeneic naïve CD4+ T cells with capacity to secrete IFN-γ. However, CD141+ DCs are uniquely able to induce the differentiation of IL-4 and IL-13 producing CD4+ T cells. CD141+ DCs induce IL-4 and IL-13 secreting CD4+ T cells through OX40L. Thus, CD141+ DCs demonstrate remarkable plasticity in guiding adaptive immune responses. PMID:25246496

  1. Self-reactive CD4+ T cells and B cells in the blood in health and autoimmune disease: increased frequency of thyroglobulin-reactive cells in Graves' disease

    Nielsen, Claus H; Moeller, Ane Christine; Hegedüs, Laszlo; Bendtzen, Klaus; Leslie, R Graham Q


    (+) T cells and B cells were found in patients with Graves' disease. Notably, both patient groups and healthy controls exhibited higher proliferative responses to thyroglobulin than to a foreign recall antigen, tetanus toxoid. Our results suggest that self-tolerance can be broken by exposure of...

  2. Changes in CD4+, CD8+, CD4+ CD8+, and Immunoglobulin M-Positive Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome-Affected Pigs and Age-Matched Uninfected Wasted and Healthy Pigs Correlate with Lesions and Porcine Circovirus Type 2 Load in Lymphoid Tissues

    Darwich, Laila; Segalés, Joaquim; Domingo, Mariano; Mateu, Enric


    Forty-one 8- to 12-week-old wasted pigs were selected from several conventional farms with histories of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) and classified into two groups according to their porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection status, as determined by in situ hybridization (ISH). Twenty-four pigs tested positive for PCV2 (PCV2-positive group), while 17 pigs tested negative for PCV2 (PCV2-negative group). In addition, eight uninfected healthy pigs from an experimental farm were used as controls. Heparinized blood samples were taken to obtain peripheral blood mononuclear cells. The CD4+, CD8+, CD4+ CD8+ (double-positive [DP]), and immunoglobulin M-positive (IgM+) cell subsets were analyzed by flow cytometry with appropriate monoclonal antibodies. Histopathological studies were done to evaluate the apparent degrees of lymphocyte depletion in different lymphoid organs (superficial inguinal and mesenteric lymph nodes, Peyer's patches, tonsils, and spleen) and to determine the viral load of the PCV2 genome by using an ISH technique. Animals of the PCV2-positive group showed a significant downshift of the CD8+ and DP cell subsets compared to the other groups (P < 0.05). Moreover, in PCV2-positive pigs, the amount of PCV2 genome in lymphoid tissues was related to the degree of cell depletion in those tissues (P < 0.05) as well as to the relative decrease in IgM+ and CD8+ cells in peripheral blood. These data support the notion that PCV2-positive pigs might have an impaired immune response. PMID:11874858

  3. T Cell Epitope Immunotherapy Induces a CD4+ T Cell Population with Regulatory Activity

    Verhoef Adrienne


    Full Text Available Background Synthetic peptides, representing CD4+ T cell epitopes, derived from the primary sequence of allergen molecules have been used to down-regulate allergic inflammation in sensitised individuals. Treatment of allergic diseases with peptides may offer substantial advantages over treatment with native allergen molecules because of the reduced potential for cross-linking IgE bound to the surface of mast cells and basophils. Methods and Findings In this study we address the mechanism of action of peptide immunotherapy (PIT in cat-allergic, asthmatic patients. Cell-division-tracking dyes, cell-mixing experiments, surface phenotyping, and cytokine measurements were used to investigate immunomodulation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs after therapy. Proliferative responses of PBMCs to allergen extract were significantly reduced after PIT. This was associated with modified cytokine profiles generally characterised by an increase in interleukin-10 and a decrease in interleukin-5 production. CD4+ cells isolated after PIT were able to actively suppress allergen-specific proliferative responses of pretreatment CD4neg PBMCs in co-culture experiments. PIT was associated with a significant increase in surface expression of CD5 on both CD4+ and CD8+ PBMCs. Conclusion This study provides evidence for the induction of a population of CD4+ T cells with suppressor/regulatory activity following PIT. Furthermore, up-regulation of cell surface levels of CD5 may contribute to reduced reactivity to allergen.

  4. CD4+ T cell responses in hepatitis C virus infection

    Nasser Semmo; Paul Klenerman


    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major cause of liver damage, with virus-induced end-stage disease such as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma resulting in a high rate of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Evidence that CD4+ T cell responses to HCV play an important role in the outcome of acute infection has been shown in several studies. However, the mechanisms behind viral persistence and the failure of CD4+ T cell responses to contain virus are poorly understood. During chronic HCV infection, HCV-specific CD4+ T cell responses are relatively weak or absent whereas in resolved infection these responses are vigorous and multispecific. Persons with a T-helper type Ⅰ profile, which promotes cellular effector mechanisms are thought to be more likely to experience viral clearance, but the overall role of these cells in the immunopathogenesis of chronic liver disease is not known. To define this, much more data is required on the function and specificity of virus-specific CD4+ T cells,especially in the early phases of acute disease and in the liver during chronic infection. The role and possible mechanisms of action of CD4+ T cell responses in determining the outcome of acute and chronic HCV infection will be discussed in this review.

  5. CD4 T-cell enumeration in a field setting: evaluation of CyFlow counter using the CD4 easy count kit-dry and Pima CD4 systems.

    Djibril Wade

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Flow Cytometry (FCM is still considered to be the method of choice for accurate CD4 enumeration. However, the use of FCM in developing countries is problematic due to their cost and complexity. Lower-cost technologies have been introduced. We evaluated CyFlow Counter together with its lyophilized reagents, and Pima CD4 in high-temperature area, using FACSCount as reference. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Whole blood samples were consecutively collected by venipuncture from 111 HIV+ patients and 17 HIV-negative donors. CD4 T-cell enumeration was performed on CyFlow Counter, Pima CD4 and FACSCount. RESULTS: CyFlow Counter and Pima CD4 systems showed good correlation with FACSCount (slope of 0.82 and 0.90, and concordance ρc of 0.94 and 0.98, respectively. CyFlow Counter showed absolute or relative biases (LOA of -63 cells/mm(3 (-245 to 120 or -9.8% (-38.1 to 18.4 respectively, and Pima CD4 showed biases (LOA of -30 cells/mm(3 (-160 to 101 or -3.5% (-41.0 to 33.9%. CyFlow Counter and Pima CD4 showed respectively 106.7% and 105.9% of similarity with FACSCount. According to WHO-2010 ART initiation threshold of 350 cells/mm(3, CyFlow Counter and Pima CD4 showed respectively sensibility of 100% and 97%, and specificity of 91% and 93%. CyFlow Counter and Pima CD4 were strongly correlated (slope of 1.09 and ρc of 0.95. These alternative systems showed good agreement with bias of 33 cells/mm(3 (-132 to 203 or 6.3% (-31.2 to 43.8, and similarity of 104.3%. CONCLUSION: CyFlow Counter using CD4 easy count kit-dry and Pima CD4 systems can accurately provide CD4 T-cell counts with acceptable agreement to those of FACSCount.

  6. Differentiation of Effector CD4 T Cell Populations*

    Zhu, Jinfang; Yamane, Hidehiro; Paul, William E.


    CD4 T cells play critical roles in mediating adaptive immunity to a variety of pathogens. They are also involved in autoimmunity, asthma, and allergic responses as well as in tumor immunity. During TCR activation in a particular cytokine milieu, naive CD4 T cells may differentiate into one of several lineages of T helper (Th) cells, including Th1, Th2, Th17, and iTreg, as defined by their pattern of cytokine production and function. In this review, we summarize the discovery, functions, and r...

  7. Tracking virus-specific CD4+ T cells during and after acute hepatitis C virus infection.

    Michaela Lucas

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: CD4+ T cell help is critical in maintaining antiviral immune responses and such help has been shown to be sustained in acute resolving hepatitis C. In contrast, in evolving chronic hepatitis C CD4+ T cell helper responses appear to be absent or short-lived, using functional assays. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Here we used a novel HLA-DR1 tetramer containing a highly targeted CD4+ T cell epitope from the hepatitis C virus non-structural protein 4 to track number and phenotype of hepatitis C virus specific CD4+ T cells in a cohort of seven HLA-DR1 positive patients with acute hepatitis C in comparison to patients with chronic or resolved hepatitis C. We observed peptide-specific T cells in all seven patients with acute hepatitis C regardless of outcome at frequencies up to 0.65% of CD4+ T cells. Among patients who transiently controlled virus replication we observed loss of function, and/or physical deletion of tetramer+ CD4+ T cells before viral recrudescence. In some patients with chronic hepatitis C very low numbers of tetramer+ cells were detectable in peripheral blood, compared to robust responses detected in spontaneous resolvers. Importantly we did not observe escape mutations in this key CD4+ T cell epitope in patients with evolving chronic hepatitis C. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: During acute hepatitis C a CD4+ T cell response against this epitope is readily induced in most, if not all, HLA-DR1+ patients. This antiviral T cell population becomes functionally impaired or is deleted early in the course of disease in those where viremia persists.

  8. Cellular plasticity of CD4+ T cells in the intestine

    Verena eBrucklacher-Waldert


    Full Text Available Barrier sites such as the gastrointestinal tract are in constant contact with the environment which contains both beneficial and harmful components. The immune system at the epithelia must make the distinction between these components to balance tolerance, protection and immunopathology. This is achieved via multifaceted immune recognition, highly organised lymphoid structures and the interaction of many types of immune cells. The adaptive immune response in the gut is orchestrated by CD4+ helper T (Th cells which are integral to gut immunity. In recent years it has become apparent that the functional identity of these Th cells is not as fixed as initially thought. Plasticity in differentiated T cell subsets has now been firmly established, in both health and disease. The gut, in particular, utilises CD4+ T cell plasticity to mould CD4+ T cell phenotypes to maintain its finely poised balance of tolerance and inflammation and to encourage biodiversity within the enteric microbiome. In this review we will discuss intestinal helper T cell plasticity and our current understanding of its mechanisms, including our growing knowledge of an evolutionarily ancient symbiosis between microbiota and malleable CD4+ T cell effectors.

  9. Distribution of CD4 lymphocyte cells among apparently healthy HIV seropositive and seronegative populations

    Abdulazeez A Abubakar


    Full Text Available Background: CD4 lymphocyte cells are often used as prognostic markers for monitoring the progression of immunosupression such as HIV infection. Aim: This study was conducted to assess the distribution of CD4 lymphocytes among apparently healthy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV seronegative and seropositive populations in a Nigerian state. Materials and Methods: A total of 1520 apparently healthy subjects aged 18-64 years, composed of 800 males and 720 females attending some selected health institutions in the state, participated in the study. Ten milliliters of blood was collected from each subject; 5 ml of this was used for HIV antibodies sero-typing while the remaining 5 ml was anticoagulated and used for CD4 lymphocytes level determination. Only samples tested positive both with Capillus and Determine HIV test kits were further differentiated into sero-types with a standard diagnostic HIV test kit. The CD4 lymphocyte levels of all the sample were determined; mean CD4 levels of 205.1±0.09 and 287.4±0.3 cells/μl were recorded among females seropositives and seronagatives respectively. Statistical analysis by the Student t-test showed a significant difference in the mean CD4 lymphocyte count by gender. Results: Findings showed a mean CD4 level of 311.7±1.2 cells/μl among seropositive males while 399.3±0.6 cells/μl was recorded among seronegatives (t=5.86. The study also recorded a CD4 lymphocyte range of 232-464 cells/μl among apparently healthy seronegative population in this locality. Conclusion: The findings showed a significantly higher mean CD4 lymphocyte count among adult male HIV seronegatives (χ2= 9.22 and seropositives (χ2=15.07 than their female counterparts. Further research work using the automation technique is suggested to confirm this new range for monitoring HIV subjects on antiretroviral therapy.

  10. Biomarkers of CD4+ CTL cell Mediated Immunity to Tuberculosis

    The immune responses mediated by interactions between T-lymphocyte subsets and mycobacteria-infected macrophages are critical for control of tuberculosis. In these studies, the bovine model was used to characterize the cytolytic and mycobactericidal CD4+ T cell response induced by BCG vaccination. ...

  11. Multidimensional Clusters of CD4+T Cell Dysfunction Are Primarily Associated with the CD4/CD8 Ratio in Chronic HIV Infection

    Frederiksen, Juliet Wairimu; Buggert, Marcus; Noyan, Kajsa;


    correlation analyses between laboratory parameters and pathological CD4+ clusters revealed that the CD4/CD8 ratio was the preeminent surrogate marker of CD4+ T cells dysfunction using all three methods. Increased frequencies of an early-differentiated CD4+ T cell cluster with high CD38, HLA-DR and PD-1...

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  1. IL-21-producer CD4+ T cell kinetics during primary simian immunodeficiency virus infection.

    Shi, Shoi; Seki, Sayuri; Matano, Tetsuro; Yamamoto, Hiroyuki


    IL-21 signaling is important for T cell and B cell-mediated clearance of chronic viral infections. While non-cognate follicular helper CD4+ T cells (TFH) are indicated to be pivotal in providing IL-21-mediated help to activated B cells within germinal centers, how this signaling may be disrupted in early AIDS virus infection is not clear. In this study, we assessed the lineage and kinetics of peripheral blood IL-21-producing CD4+ T cells in primary simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection of rhesus macaques. After SIV challenge, antigen-nonspecific IL-21 production was observed in Th1, Th2 and Th17 cells with Th1 dominance. While IL-21+ Th2 and IL-21+ Th17 showed variable kinetics, an increase in total IL-21+ CD4+ T cells and IL-21+ Th1 from week 3 to week 8 was observed, preceding plasma SIV-specific IgG development from week 5 to week 12. SIV Gag-specific IL-21+ CD4+ T cells detectable at week 2 were decreased in frequencies at week 5. Results imply that kinetics of IL-21+ CD4+ T cells comprised of multiple lineages, potentially targeted by SIV with a bias of existing frequencies during their precursor stage, associate with availability of cooperative B-cell help provided through a proportionate precursor pool developing into TFH and subsequent anti-SIV antibody responses. PMID:23791954

  2. Access of protective antiviral antibody to neuronal tissues requires CD4 T-cell help.

    Iijima, Norifumi; Iwasaki, Akiko


    Circulating antibodies can access most tissues to mediate surveillance and elimination of invading pathogens. Immunoprivileged tissues such as the brain and the peripheral nervous system are shielded from plasma proteins by the blood-brain barrier and blood-nerve barrier, respectively. Yet, circulating antibodies must somehow gain access to these tissues to mediate their antimicrobial functions. Here we examine the mechanism by which antibodies gain access to neuronal tissues to control infection. Using a mouse model of genital herpes infection, we demonstrate that both antibodies and CD4 T cells are required to protect the host after immunization at a distal site. We show that memory CD4 T cells migrate to the dorsal root ganglia and spinal cord in response to infection with herpes simplex virus type 2. Once inside these neuronal tissues, CD4 T cells secrete interferon-γ and mediate local increase in vascular permeability, enabling antibody access for viral control. A similar requirement for CD4 T cells for antibody access to the brain is observed after intranasal challenge with vesicular stomatitis virus. Our results reveal a previously unappreciated role of CD4 T cells in mobilizing antibodies to the peripheral sites of infection where they help to limit viral spread. PMID:27225131

  3. IFN-γ and TNF-α producing CD4+ T-cells in the blood after Mycoplasma hyosynoviae challenge of vaccinated pigs

    Riber, Ulla; Hansen, Mette Sif; Lauritsen, Klara Tølbøll;

    placebo pigs the cytokine production before (day -1), and after (day 15) challenge inoculation was therefore further characterized by flow cytometry. Briefly, PBMC cultures were incubated with Ag, PBS or staphylococcus enterotoxin B (SEB) in the presence of recombinant porcine IL-18 (50 ng/ml). Cultured....... hyosynoviae challenge inoculation three weeks later. Vaccination induced both antibodies and a cell-mediated immune response (CMI) in vaccinated pigs compared to placebo pigs as shown by M. hyosynoviae antigen (Ag) specific IFN-γ response in an IL-18 potentiated whole-blood IFN-γ stimulation assay (mean IFN...

  4. Apoptosis induced by low-dose aminophylline in asthmatic peripheral blood CD4+CD25+T regulatory cells%小剂量氨茶碱对支气管哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞凋亡的影响

    梁瑞韵; 伍卫; 黄瑾; 江山平; 张蔚


    目的 观察小剂量氨茶碱对分离培养的健康人和支气管哮喘(简称哮喘)患者外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(T regulatory cells,Treg)凋亡的影响.方法 经密度梯度离心法、尼龙棉柱法、磁珠分离法分离出健康人和哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+Treg,分小剂量氨茶碱(1.13 mg/L)、及空白组培养72 h后,用流式细胞仪检测凋亡率变化.结果 ①健康人外周血CD4+CD25+Treg的纯度为77.4%~92.3%,哮喘患者CD4+CD25+Treg的纯度为75.2%~93.8%.②CD4+CD25+Treg占外周血CD4+T细胞的比例在健康组为4.12%~7.98%,在哮喘组为4.51%~8.68%.两者差异无统计学意义.③小剂量氨茶碱均可以诱导健康组及哮喘组外周血CD4+CD25+Treg凋亡率增加(P<0.05).结论 小剂量氨茶碱(1.13 mg/L)可能通过促进CD4+CD25+Treg凋亡来发挥免疫调节作用.

  5. 激素抵抗性哮喘患者外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+调节性T细胞及IL-10、TGF-β1的变化及意义%Changes and clinical significance of CD4+ CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cell and IL-10,TGF-β1 in steroid-resistant asthma patients of peripheral blood

    钱一龙; 赵振中; 朱建俊; 谢中华; 王珠美


    目的 观察激素抵抗性哮喘(SRA)患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+调节性T细胞(Treg)及白介素10(IL-10)、转化生长因子β1(TGF-β1)的变化,分析其在SRA发病机制中的作用.方法 采用流式细胞术检测40例SRA患者(激素抵抗组)外周血单个核细胞CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg数目,并计算CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg占CD4+T淋巴细胞的百分比;酶联免疫吸附试验(ELISA)法检测其血清IL-10、TGF-β1水平,并与激素敏感性患者(激素敏感组,46例)及正常体检者(正常组,30例)进行对比.结果 激素抵抗组患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg占CD4+T淋巴细胞的百分比、CD4+ CD25+Foxp3+ Treg绝对值及血清IL-10、TGF-β1水平均明显低于激素敏感组与正常组(P<0.01,P<0.05);激素敏感组患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg占CD4+T淋巴细胞的百分比、CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+Treg绝对值及血清TGF-β1水平明显低于正常组(P<0.01,P<0.05),血清IL-10无明显差异(P>0.05);CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg/CD4+T及CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg绝对数均与血清IL-10、TGF-β1水平呈明显正相关(P<0.01).结论 SRA患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg数目减少及IL-10、TGF-β1含量减低可能与SRA的发生、发展有关.%Objective To investigate the changes of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cell and IL-10,TGF-β1 in steroid-resistant asthma patients of peripheral blood,to study their significance.Methods The CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cell in 40 cases steroid-resistant asthma patients were detected by flow cytometry.The levels of serum IL-10 and TGF-β1 were detected by ELISA.The control groups were 30 individuals having general physical examination and 46 patients with steroid-sensitive patients.Results The proportion and number of CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cell and the levels of serum IL-10,TGF-β1 in steroid-resistant asthma group of Peripheral Blood were decreased significantly than steroid-sensitive group and healthy control group (P <0.01,P <0

  6. CD4+CD25+Treg细胞与支气管哮喘%CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells and bronchial asthma

    鞠云飞; 孙立锋; 胡华


    The main function of CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells are immunological anergy and inhibition,which is essential to the maintenance of immunological tolerance in the host.CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells produce inhibitory cytokines (TGF-β and IL-10),express membrane molecules (CTLA-4,GITR,etc) and Foxp3.There are abnormal in function and quantity of CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells of peripheral blood from asthmatic patients,which maybe one of the pathogenesis of asthma.Glucocorticoids can inhibit the airway inflamation of asthma by impacting CD4+ CD25+ Treg cells.%CD4+ CD25+ Treg细胞的主要作用表现为免疫无能性和免疫抑制性,是外周免疫耐受形成机制的主要组成部分.其主要作用机制为分泌抑制性细胞因子(IL-10和TGF-β)、表达细胞表面分子(CTLA-4、GITR等)及Foxp3等.支气管哮喘患者外周血CD4+ CD25+ Treg功能及数量存在异常,这可能是支气管哮喘发病机制之一.糖皮质激素可以通过影响CD4+ CD25+ Treg的状态起到抑制支气管哮喘气道炎症的作用.

  7. In ovo injection of anti-chicken CD25 monoclonal antibodies depletes CD4+CD25+ T cells in chickens.

    Shanmugasundaram, Revathi; Selvaraj, Ramesh K


    The CD4(+)CD25(+) cells have T regulatory cell properties in chickens. This study investigated the effect of in ovo injection of anti-chicken CD25 monoclonal antibodies (0.5 mg/egg) on CD4(+)CD25(+) cell depletion and on amounts of interleukin-2 mRNA and interferon-γ mRNA in CD4(+)CD25(-) cells posthatch. Anti-chicken CD25 or PBS (control) was injected into 16-d-old embryos. Chicks hatched from eggs injected with anti-chicken CD25 antibodies had a lower CD4(+)CD25(+) cell percentage in the blood until 25 d posthatch. The anti-chicken CD25 antibody injection nearly depleted CD4(+)CD25(+) cells in the blood until 16 d posthatch. At 30 d posthatch, the CD4(+)CD25(+) cell percentage in the anti-CD25-antibody-injected group was comparable with the percentage in the control group. At 16 d posthatch, the anti-chicken CD25 antibody injection decreased CD4(+)CD25(+) cell percentages in the thymus, spleen, and cecal tonsils. Chickens hatched from anti-CD25-antibody-injected eggs had approximately 25% of CD4(+)CD25(+) cells in the cecal tonsils and thymus compared with those in the cecal tonsils and thymus of the control group. The CD4(+)CD25(-) cells from the spleen and cecal tonsils of chicks hatched from anti-chicken-CD25-injected eggs had higher amounts of interferon-γ and interleukin-2 mRNA than CD4(+)CD25(-) cells from the control group. It could be concluded that injecting anti-chicken CD25 antibodies in ovo at 16 d of incubation nearly depleted the CD4(+)CD25(+) cells until 25 d posthatch. PMID:23243240

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  4. Characterisation of CD4 T cells in healthy and diseased koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) using cell-type-specific monoclonal antibodies.

    Mangar, Chandan; Armitage, Charles W; Timms, Peter; Corcoran, Lynn M; Beagley, Kenneth W


    The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial that is an Australian icon. Koalas in many parts of Australia are under multiple threats including habitat destruction, dog attacks, vehicular accidents, and infectious diseases such as Chlamydia spp. and the koala retrovirus (KoRV), which may contribute to the incidence of lymphoma and leukaemia in this species. Due to a lack of koala-specific immune reagents and assays there is currently no way to adequately analyse the immune response in healthy, diseased or vaccinated animals. This paper reports the production and characterisation of the first anti-koala CD4 monoclonal antibody (mAb). The koala CD4 gene was identified and used to develop recombinant proteins for mAb production. Fluorochrome-conjugated anti-CD4 mAb was used to measure the levels of CD4(+) lymphocytes collected from koala spleens (41.1%, range 20-45.1%) lymph nodes (36.3%, range 19-55.9%) and peripheral blood (23.8%, range 17.3-35%) by flow cytometry. Biotin-conjugated anti-CD4 mAb was used for western blot to determine an approximate size of 52 kDa for the koala CD4 molecule and used in immunohistochemistry to identify CD4(+) cells in the paracortical region and germinal centres of spleen and lymph nodes. Using the anti-CD4 mab we showed that CD4 cells from vaccinated, but not control, koalas proliferated following in vitro stimulation with UV-inactivated Chlamydia pecorum and recombinant chlamydial antigens. Since CD4(+) T cells have been shown to play a pivotal role in clearing chlamydial infection in both human and mouse infections, using this novel antibody will help determine the role CD4(+) T cells play in protection against chlamydial infection in koalas and also enhance our knowledge of how KoRV affects the koala immune system. PMID:26905635

  5. Human CD4+ T Cell Response to Human Herpesvirus 6

    Nastke, Maria-D.; Becerra, Aniuska; Yin, Liusong; Dominguez-Amorocho, Omar; Gibson, Laura; Stern, Lawrence J.; Calvo-Calle, J. Mauricio


    Following primary infection, human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) establishes a persistent infection for life. HHV-6 reactivation has been associated with transplant rejection, delayed engraftment, encephalitis, muscular dystrophy, and drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome. The poor understanding of the targets and outcome of the cellular immune response to HHV-6 makes it difficult to outline the role of HHV-6 in human disease. To fill in this gap, we characterized CD4 T cell responses to HHV-6 using...

  6. CD4+ and CD8+ T cell activation are associated with HIV DNA in resting CD4+ T cells.

    Leslie R Cockerham

    Full Text Available The association between the host immune environment and the size of the HIV reservoir during effective antiretroviral therapy is not clear. Progress has also been limited by the lack of a well-accepted assay for quantifying HIV during therapy. We examined the association between multiple measurements of HIV and T cell activation (as defined by markers including CD38, HLA-DR, CCR5 and PD-1 in 30 antiretroviral-treated HIV-infected adults. We found a consistent association between the frequency of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells expressing HLA-DR and the frequency of resting CD4+ T cells containing HIV DNA. This study highlights the need to further examine this relationship and to better characterize the biology of markers commonly used in HIV studies. These results may also have implications for reactivation strategies.

  7. The effect of vitamin A on CD4+ and CD8+ cells irradiated by 60Co γ-ray

    The monocyte-depleted peripheral blood mononuclear cells were separated into CD4+ and CD8+ subpopulations by panning technique with McAb CD4 and CD8. The purity of CD4+ and CD8+ cells was 89.2% and 85.8% respectively, which was estimated by an indirect immunofluorescence technique. The radiosensitivities of CD4+ and CD8+ cells and the effect of DNA synthesis in both cells' subpopulations influenced by Vit A were assessed by 3H-TdR incorporation. The experimental result showed that after γ-radiation in different doses on CD4+ and CD8+ cells, the 3H-TdR incorporation was significantly decreased. The 3H-TdR incorporation rate in CD8+ cells irradiated with addition of 5 μg/ml Vit A increased significantly (p<0.05)

  8. Specific interaction of aurintricarboxylic acid with the human immunodeficiency virus/CD4 cell receptor

    The triphenylmethane derivative aurintricarboxylic acid (ATA), but not aurin, selectively prevented the binding of OKT4A/Leu-3a monoclonal antibody (mAb) and, to a lesser extent, OKT4 mAb to the CD4 cell receptor for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). The effect was seen within 1 min at an ATA concentration of 10 μM in various T4+ cells (MT-4, U-937, peripheral blood lymphocytes, and monocytes). It was dose-dependent and reversible. ATA prevented the attachment of radiolabeled HIV-1 particles to MT-4 cells, which could be expected as the result of its specific binding to the HIV/CD4 receptor. Other HIV inhibitors such as suramin, fuchsin acid, azidothymidine, dextran sulfate, heparin, and pentosan polysulfate did not affect OKT4A/Leu-3a mAb binding to the CD4 receptor, although the sulfated polysaccharides suppressed HIV-1 adsorption to the cells at concentrations required for complete protection against HIV-1 cytopathogenicity. Thus, ATA is a selective marker molecule for the CD4 receptor. ATA also interfered with the staining of membrane-associated HIV-1 glycoprotein gp120 by a mAb against it. These unusual properties of a small molecule of nonimmunological origin may have important implications for the study of CD4/HIV/AIDS pathogenesis and possibly treatment

  9. CD4+ T Lymphocytes count in sickle cell anaemia patients attending a tertiary hospital

    Omotola Toyin Ojo


    Full Text Available Background: Sickle cell haemoglobin (HbS is the commonest abnormal haemoglobin and it has a worldwide distribution. Reports have shown that patients with sickle cell anaemia (HbSS have an increased susceptibility to infection leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Impaired leucocyte function and loss of both humoral and cell-mediated immunity are some of the mechanisms that have been reported to account for the immunocompromised state in patients with sickle cell disease. This study was carried out to determine the CD4+ T lymphocytes count in patients with sickle cell anaemia. Materials and Methods: A comparative cross-sectional study of 40 sickle cell anaemia patients in steady state (asymptomatic for at least 4 weeks attending haematology clinic and 40 age and sex-matched healthy HbA control were recruited into the study. Both HbS patients and the controls were HIV negative. The blood samples obtained were analyzed for CD4+ T cell by Flow cytometry. Results: The study found that there was no significant difference in the number of CD4+ T lymphocyte count between individuals with sickle cell anaemia and HbA (1016 ± 513 cells/μL vs 920 ± 364cells/μL. Conclusion: It is recommended that the functionality of CD4+ T lymphocyte should be considered rather than the number in further attempt to elucidate the cellular immune dysfunction in patients with sickle cell anaemia.

  10. Role of regulatory CD4+CD25+ Foxp3 T cells in bronchial asthma in Egyptian children.

    Bakr, Salwa I; Mahran, Manal Z; Soliman, Dina A


    CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 regulatory T (Treg) cells are known to play a key role in balancing immune response to maintain peripheral tolerance against harmless antigens or allergens. Defective immunological suppression by CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells can be a cause of the inflammation that leads to an allergic condition such as asthma. The aims of the study are to (1) determine CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells frequency in the peripheral blood of children with and without asthma; and (2) investigate the association between CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells frequency with disease severity and corticosteroid therapy. Sixty asthmatic children with varying disease severity (20 mild, 20 moderate and 20 severe) were enrolled in the study. Severe asthmatic children were further subdivided into two groups, one on corticosteroid therapy and the other was not on corticosteroid. Twenty age and sex matched healthy children were enrolled as controls. Number of circulating CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Tregs were measured using flow cytometry. Our finding demonstrates that children with asthma had a significant decrease of CD4+CD25high Foxp3 Treg cells and Tregs/T effectors ratio in peripheral blood compared to children without asthma. Patients with moderate asthma demonstrated lower frequency of CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells compared to mild and severe asthmatic patients. Those on corticosteroid therapy revealed significant increase in CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells and decrease in T effectors. It is concluded that asthmatic children have decreased number of CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells leading to increase in effectors cells which mediate inflammation in the airways. Corticosteroid therapy plays a role in elevating number of CD4+CD25+high Foxp3 Treg cells and maintaining its suppressor function. PMID:24617045

  11. Multiple Effector Functions Mediated by Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Specific CD4+ T-Cell Clones

    Norris, Philip J.; Sumaroka, Marina; Brander, Christian; Moffett, Howell F.; Boswell, Steven L.; Nguyen, Tam; Sykulev, Yuri; Walker, Bruce D; Rosenberg, Eric S.


    Mounting evidence suggests that human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) Gag-specific T helper cells contribute to effective antiviral control, but their functional characteristics and the precise epitopes targeted by this response remain to be defined. In this study, we generated CD4+ T-cell clones specific for Gag from HIV-1-infected persons with vigorous Gag-specific responses detectable in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Multiple peptides containing T helper epitopes were identifie...

  12. Gut Mucosal FOXP3+ Regulatory CD4+ T Cells and Nonregulatory CD4+ T Cells Are Differentially Affected by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Rhesus Macaques▿

    Allers, Kristina; Loddenkemper, Christoph; Hofmann, Jörg; Unbehaun, Anett; Kunkel, Désirée; Moos, Verena; Kaup, Franz-Josef; Stahl-Hennig, Christiane; Sauermann, Ulrike; Epple, Hans-Jörg; Schneider, Thomas


    The gastrointestinal tract represents a major site for human and simian immunodeficiency virus (HIV and SIV) replication and CD4+ T-cell depletion. Despite severe depletion of mucosal CD4+ T cells, FOXP3+ regulatory CD4+ T cells (Treg) are highly increased in the gut mucosa of chronically HIV-infected individuals and may contribute to HIV pathogenesis, either by their immunosuppressive function or as a significant target cell population for virus production. Little is known about the suscepti...

  13. CD4+ T-cell lines used to evaluate a Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) peptide vaccine

    Lybeck, Kari; Sjurseth, Siri K.; Al-Touama, Zainab; Melvang, Heidi Mikkelsen; Aagaard, Claus; Lundegaard, Claus; Jungersen, Gregers; Andersen, Peter; Olsen, Ingrid; Tollefsen, Stig


    The aim of the study was to establish a protocol for generation of MAP-specific T-cell lines and to use these lines for evaluation of a peptide vaccine.A protocol for culturing T-cell lines from peripheral blood of goats naturally infected with MAP was established. CD4+ T cells were positively selected using an anti CD4 mAb and Dynabeads. Sorted CD4+ cells were cultivated with purified protein derivative from MAP (PPDj) or E. coli sonicate, IL-2, and IL-15. After two cultivation cycles, T cel...

  14. Decreased expression of miR-21, miR-26a, miR-29a, and miR-142-3p in CD4⁺ T cells and peripheral blood from tuberculosis patients.

    Katja Kleinsteuber

    Full Text Available The vast majority of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis infected individuals are protected from developing tuberculosis and T cells are centrally involved in this process. MicroRNAs (miRNA regulate T-cell functions and are biomarker candidates of disease susceptibility and treatment efficacy in M. tuberculosis infection. We determined the expression profile of 29 selected miRNAs in CD4(+ T cells from tuberculosis patients and contacts with latent M. tuberculosis infection (LTBI. These analyses showed lower expression of miR-21, miR-26a, miR-29a, and miR-142-3p in CD4(+ T cells from tuberculosis patients. Whole blood miRNA candidate analyses verified decreased expression of miR-26a, miR-29a, and miR-142-3p in children with tuberculosis as compared to healthy children with LTBI. Despite marked variances between individual donor samples, trends of increased miRNA candidate expression during treatment and recovery were observed. Functional in vitro analysis identified increased miR-21 and decreased miR-26a expression after re-stimulation of T cells. In vitro polarized Interleukin-17 positive T-cell clones showed activation-dependent miR-29a up-regulation. In order to characterize the role of miR-29a (a described suppressor of Interferon-γ in tuberculosis, we analyzed M. tuberculosis specific Interferon-γ expressing T cells in children with tuberculosis and healthy contacts but detected no correlation between miR-29a and Interferon-γ expression. Suppression of miR-29a in primary human T cells by antagomirs indicated no effect on Interferon-γ expression after in vitro activation. Finally, classification of miRNA targets revealed only a moderate overlap between the candidates. This may reflect differential roles of miR-21, miR-26a, miR-29a, and miR-142-3p in T-cell immunity against M. tuberculosis infection and disease.

  15. 自身免疫性血小板减少性紫癜患者外周血中CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞、sFas和sFasL的表达及临床意义%Expression and Clinical Significance of CD4 + CD25 + Treg Cells, sFas and sFasL in Peripheral Blood of Patients with Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    贾瑞萍; 赵雪芸


    本研究通过检测成人自身免疫性血小板减少性紫癜(AITP)外周血中CI4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)、sFas和sFasL的表达,探讨它们在AITP发病机制中的作用及临床意义,为寻求AITP治疗的有效方法提供理论依据.采用流式细胞术分别检测30例AITP患者和18例正常对照者外周血CD4+T、Treg、CD4+ CD25-T细胞表达率及Treg/CD4+T比值;用酶联免疫吸附法(ELISA)检测AITP患者治疗前后及对照组外周血sFas、sFasL表达水平.结果表明,AITP组外周血中CD4+T细胞表达率低于对照组(p<0.05),Treg细胞表达率及Treg/CD4+T比值明显低于正常对照组(p<0.0l).AITP组患者治疗前外周血中sFas和sFasL水平明显高于治疗后和正常对照组(p<0.01),AITP组治疗后与正常对照组外周血sFas、sFasL水平差异无统计学意义(p>0.05).AITP患者治疗前Treg细胞表达率、Treg/CD4+T细胞比值与血小板计数呈正相关;AITP患者外周血中sFas和sFasL水平呈正相关;CD4+T细胞、CD4+CD25 -T细胞表达率,sFas、sFasL浓度与血小板计数无明显相关;Treg细胞表达率和sFas、sFasL浓度间没有明显相关性.结论:Treg在AITP的发病机制中发挥一定作用;Treg细胞水平与AITP病情的严重程度有关;sFas和sFasL水平异常参与了AITP的免疫病理过程.%This study was aimed to detect the expression of CD4 * CD25 * regulatory T cells (Treg) , sFas and sFasL in patients with autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura ( AITP) , and to explore their roles in the pathogenesis of AITP and clinical significance, so as to provie a theoretical basis for effective treatment for AITP. The expressions of CD4 * T, Treg, CD4 * CD25" T, Treg /CD4 * T in peripheral blood of 30 the patients with AITP and 18 controls were detected by flow cytometry, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to detect the levels of sFas and sFasL in peripheral blood of controls and the patients with AITP before and after treatment. The

  16. Regulation of suppressive function of myeloid-derived suppressor cells by CD4+ T cells MDSC and CD4+ T cells

    Nagaraj, Srinivas; Gabrilovich, Dmitry I.


    Myeloid derived Suppressor Cells play a critical role in T cell suppression in cancer. Here, we discuss the mechanisms of how MDSC suppress CD4+ or CD8+ T cells in an antigen dependent or non-dependent manner.

  17. 前列腺癌患者手术前后外周血调节性T细胞和FOXP3mRNA的表达及临床意义%Levels of CD4+CD25+Regulatory T Cells & Expression of FOXP3 mRNA after Operation in Peripheral Blood from Patients with Prostate Cancer and its Clinical Significance



    目的 探讨前列腺癌(Pca)患者手术前后外周血CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Tregs)及其特异标志物FOXP3mRNA的表达比例的变化及临床意义.方法 应用流式细胞术检测50例前列腺癌及50例正常对照组外周血单个核细胞(PBMC)中Tregs占CD4+T细胞的比例,应用RT-PCR技术检测人外周血PBMC FOXP3 mRNA的表达.结果 随着Gleason分级升高,CD4+CD25+Tregs/CD4+T比值和FOXP3 mRNA表达量均有升高趋势;Pca患者术前CD4+CD25+ Treg细胞占CD4+T细胞的比例和FOXP3 mRNA表达水平高于正常对照组(均P<0.05),术后水平与正常对照组差异无统计学意义;Pca组Tregs表达率与FOXP3 mRNA呈正相关(r=0.623,P<0.01).结论 Tregs及其特异标志物FOXP3具有维持自身免疫稳定和抑制肿瘤免疫作用,可能参与前列腺癌的发生.%Objective To explore the rate change of CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells and expression of F0XP3 mRNA after operation in peripheral blood from patients with prostate cancer and its clinical significance. Methods Flow cytometry was used to analyze the proportion of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells/CD4T cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) among 50 patients with prostate cancer and 50 healthy controls. The expression of FOXP3 mRNA in PBMC was detected by RT-PCR. Results The value of CD4+CU25+Tregs/CD4+ T cells and expression of FOXP3 mRNA were increased with Gleason pathological parameters increased. And the value of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells/CD4+T cells and expression of FOXP3 mRNA in PBMC from patients with prostate cancer before operation were significantly higher than that of the healthy controls. But there were no statistical significance between patients with prostate cancer after operation and healthy controls. Correlative analysis showed that there was a positive correlation between the CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells and the expression of F0XP3 mRNA in PBMC of the patients with prostate cancer (r=0.623,p<0.01). Conclusion CD4+CD25

  18. 佛波醇酯加离子霉素诱导脐血和成人外周血CD4+CD25+T细胞分泌IL-2的相关机制研究%Mechanisms underlying the induction of IL- 2 secretion by PDB plus ionomycin in CD4 + CD25 + T cells from cord blood and adult peripheral blood

    肇静娴; 曾耀英; 李海仙; 曾祥凤; 季煜华; 何贤辉


    目的:以佛波醇酯加离子霉素作为刺激剂,验证CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞本身并不存在分泌IL-2障碍;同时通过对脐血和成人外周血的比较性研究,了解脐血CD4+CD25+T细胞的成熟度.方法:以autoMACS从足月婴儿脐血(CB)和成人外周血(PB)分选CD4+CD25+和CD4+CD25-T细胞,以PDB+ionomycin作为刺激剂,培养45h后流式细胞术检测各组细胞表达CD69和CD25水平,并以Luminex多重细胞因子检测技术检测培养上清中7种细胞因子的浓度.结果:经PDB+ionomycin刺激后,CB、PB的CD4+CD25+和CD4+CD25-T细胞均发生增殖,但在培养45h后CD4+CD25+T细胞均出现细胞状态变差或死亡倾向.CB、PB的CD4+CD25+T细胞活化后CD25分子表达进一步上调,高于CD25-细胞活化后的CD25分子密度.经PDB+ionomycin刺激后,PB CD4+CD25+和CD4+CD25-T细胞均分泌高水平的IFN-γ、IL-2和TNF-α,但CD25+细胞分泌IL-5、IL-4和IL-10水平远远高于CD25-细胞;CBCD4+CD25+和CD4+CD25-T细胞亦分泌高水平的IL-2和TNF-α,但IFN-γ水平远远低于PB,基本不分泌IL-5、IL-4和IL-10.结论:CD4+CD25+T细胞本身并不存在合成和分泌IL-2障碍,其可能具有与传统T细胞不同的T细胞受体信息转导模式;脐血CD4+CD25+T细胞功能尚未完全成熟.

  19. The Immune-Metabolic Basis of Effector Memory CD4+ T Cell Function under Hypoxic Conditions.

    Dimeloe, Sarah; Mehling, Matthias; Frick, Corina; Loeliger, Jordan; Bantug, Glenn R; Sauder, Ursula; Fischer, Marco; Belle, Réka; Develioglu, Leyla; Tay, Savaş; Langenkamp, Anja; Hess, Christoph


    Effector memory (EM) CD4(+) T cells recirculate between normoxic blood and hypoxic tissues to screen for cognate Ag. How mitochondria of these cells, shuttling between normoxia and hypoxia, maintain bioenergetic efficiency and stably uphold antiapoptotic features is unknown. In this study, we found that human EM CD4(+) T cells had greater spare respiratory capacity (SRC) than did naive counterparts, which was immediately accessed under hypoxia. Consequently, hypoxic EM cells maintained ATP levels, survived and migrated better than did hypoxic naive cells, and hypoxia did not impair their capacity to produce IFN-γ. EM CD4(+) T cells also had more abundant cytosolic GAPDH and increased glycolytic reserve. In contrast to SRC, glycolytic reserve was not tapped under hypoxic conditions, and, under hypoxia, glucose metabolism contributed similarly to ATP production in naive and EM cells. However, both under normoxic and hypoxic conditions, glucose was critical for EM CD4(+) T cell survival. Mechanistically, in the absence of glycolysis, mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) of EM cells declined and intrinsic apoptosis was triggered. Restoring pyruvate levels, the end product of glycolysis, preserved ΔΨm and prevented apoptosis. Furthermore, reconstitution of reactive oxygen species (ROS), whose production depends on ΔΨm, also rescued viability, whereas scavenging mitochondrial ROS exacerbated apoptosis. Rapid access of SRC in hypoxia, linked with built-in, oxygen-resistant glycolytic reserve that functionally insulates ΔΨm and mitochondrial ROS production from oxygen tension changes, provides an immune-metabolic basis supporting survival, migration, and function of EM CD4(+) T cells in normoxic and hypoxic conditions. PMID:26621861

  20. Expression of PD-1 by CD4+CD25+CD127low Treg cells in the peripheral blood of lung cancer patients

    Zhong AY


    Full Text Available AnYuan Zhong, Xue Pan, MinHua Shi Department of Respiratory Diseases, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, People’s Republic of ChinaLung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death worldwide,1 with the majority of patients presenting with advanced disease.2 Treg cells diminish the activation and function of lymphocytes via cell-cell contact and secretion of soluble mediators.3 PD-1 is expressed on the surface of activated T and B cells and regulates their activation and proliferation.4 PD-L1 binds to the PD-1 receptor, leading to, among other responses, negative regulation of immune activity. Both Tregs and the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway play important roles in lung cancer pathogenesis;5,6 however, the association between these two factors remains poorly understood. Here, we examined PD-1 expression on Tregs, and compared these results with established clinical indicators of lung cancer. These analyses revealed significant expression of PD-1 on Tregs in lung cancer, which may be used to inform clinical diagnoses.

  1. CD4+CD25bright T cells in human intestinal lamina propria as regulatory cells.

    Makita, Shin; Kanai, Takanori; Oshima, Shigeru; Uraushihara, Koji; Totsuka, Teruji; Sawada, Taisuke; Nakamura, Tetsuya; Koganei, Kazutaka; Fukushima, Tsuneo; Watanabe, Mamoru


    It is well known that immune responses in the intestine remain in a state of controlled inflammation, suggesting that not only active suppression by regulatory T cells plays an important role in the normal intestinal homeostasis, but also its dysregulation leads to the development of inflammatory bowel disease. In this study, we demonstrate that the CD4(+)CD25(bright) T cells reside in the human intestinal lamina propria (LP) and functionally retain regulatory activities. All human LP CD4(+) T cells regardless of CD25 expression constitutively expressed CTLA-4, glucocorticoid-induced TNFR family-related protein, and Foxp3 and proliferate poorly. Although LP CD4(+)CD25(-) T cells showed an activated and anergic/memory phenotype, they did not retain regulatory activity. In LP CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells, however, cells expressing CD25 at high levels (CD4(+)CD25(bright)) suppressed the proliferation and various cytokine productions of CD4(+)CD25(-) T cells. LP CD4(+)CD25(bright) T cells by themselves produced fewer amounts of IL-2, IFN-gamma, and IL-10. Interestingly, LP CD4(+)CD25(bright) T cells with regulatory T activity were significantly increased in patients with active inflammatory bowel disease. These results suggest that CD4(+)CD25(bright) T cells found in the normal and inflamed intestinal mucosa selectively inhibit the host immune response and therefore may contribute to the intestinal immune homeostasis. PMID:15322172

  2. Prevention of Immunodeficiency Virus induced CD4+ T-Cell depletion by prior infection with a non-pathogenic virus

    Terwee, Julie A.; Carlson, Jennifer K.; Sprague, Wendy S.; Sondgeroth, Kerry S.; Shropshire, Sarah B.; Troyer, Jennifer L.; VandeWoude, Sue


    Immune dysregulation initiated by a profound loss of CD4+ T-cells is fundamental to HIV-induced pathogenesis. Infection of domestic cats with a non-pathogenic lentivirus prevalent in the puma (puma lentivirus, PLV or FIVPCO) prevented peripheral blood CD4+ T-cell depletion caused by subsequent virulent FIV infection. Maintenance of this critical population was not associated with a significant decrease in FIV viremia, lending support to the hypothesis that direct viral cytopathic effect is no...

  3. A microfluidic device for practical label-free CD4+ T cell counting of HIV-infected subjects

    Cheng, Xuanhong; Irimia, Daniel; Dixon, Meredith; Sekine, Kazuhiko; Demirci, Utkan; Zamir, Lee; Tompkins, Ronald G.; Rodriguez, William; Toner, Mehmet


    Practical HIV diagnostics are urgently needed in resource-limited settings. While HIV infection can be diagnosed using simple, rapid, lateral flow immunoassays, HIV disease staging and treatment monitoring require accurate counting of a particular white blood cell subset, the CD4+ T lymphocyte. To address the limitations of current expensive, technically demanding and/or time-consuming approaches, we have developed a simple CD4 counting microfluidic device. This device uses cell affinity chro...

  4. Human Memory CD4+ T Cell Immune Responses against Giardia lamblia.

    Saghaug, Christina Skår; Sørnes, Steinar; Peirasmaki, Dimitra; Svärd, Staffan; Langeland, Nina; Hanevik, Kurt


    The intestinal protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia may cause severe prolonged diarrheal disease or pass unnoticed as an asymptomatic infection. T cells seem to play an important role in the immune response to Giardia infection, and memory responses may last years. Recently, TH17 responses have been found in three animal studies of Giardia infection. The aim of this study was to characterize the human CD4(+) T cell responses to Giardia. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were obtained from 21 returning travelers with recent or ongoing giardiasis and 12 low-risk healthy controls and stimulated in vitro with Giardia lamblia proteins. Production of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), gamma interferon, interleukin-17A (IL-17A), IL-10, and IL-4 was measured in CD4(+) effector memory (EM) T cells after 24 h by flow cytometry. After 6 days of culture, activation and proliferation were measured by flow cytometry, while an array of inflammatory cytokine levels in supernatants were measured with multiplex assays. We found the number of IL-17A-producing CD4(+) EM T cells, as well as that of cells simultaneously producing both IL-17A and TNF-α, to be significantly elevated in the Giardia-exposed individuals after 24 h of antigen stimulation. In supernatants of PBMCs stimulated with Giardia antigens for 6 days, we found inflammation-associated cytokines, including 1L-17A, as well as CD4(+) T cell activation and proliferation, to be significantly elevated in the Giardia-exposed individuals. We conclude that symptomatic Giardia infection in humans induces a CD4(+) EM T cell response of which IL-17A production seems to be an important component. PMID:26376930

  5. Notch signalling inhibits CD4 expression during initiation and differentiation of human T cell lineage.

    Stephen M Carlin

    Full Text Available The Delta/Notch signal transduction pathway is central to T cell differentiation from haemopoietic stem cells (HSCs. Although T cell development is well characterized using expression of cell surface markers, the detailed mechanisms driving differentiation have not been established. This issue becomes central with observations that adult HSCs exhibit poor differentiation towards the T cell lineage relative to neonatal or embryonic precursors. This study investigates the contribution of Notch signalling and stromal support cells to differentiation of adult and Cord Blood (CB human HSCs, using the Notch signalling OP9Delta co-culture system. Co-cultured cells were assayed at weekly intervals during development for phenotype markers using flow cytometry. Cells were also assayed for mRNA expression at critical developmental stages. Expression of the central thymocyte marker CD4 was initiated independently of Notch signalling, while cells grown with Notch signalling had reduced expression of CD4 mRNA and protein. Interruption of Notch signalling in partially differentiated cells increased CD4 mRNA and protein expression, and promoted differentiation to CD4(+ CD8(+ T cells. We identified a set of genes related to T cell development that were initiated by Notch signalling, and also a set of genes subsequently altered by Notch signal interruption. These results demonstrate that while Notch signalling is essential for establishment of the T cell lineage, at later stages of differentiation, its removal late in differentiation promotes more efficient DP cell generation. Notch signalling adds to signals provided by stromal cells to allow HSCs to differentiate to T cells via initiation of transcription factors such as HES1, GATA3 and TCF7. We also identify gene expression profile differences that may account for low generation of T cells from adult HSCs.

  6. Perforin Expression by CD4+ Regulatory T Cells Increases at Multiple Sclerosis Relapse: Sex Differences

    Silvia Sánchez-Ramón


    Full Text Available Multiple sclerosis (MS represents the leading cause of neurological deficit among young adults, affecting women more frequently than men. In MS, the extent of central nervous system lesions is determined by the net balance between self-reactive and regulatory T-cells at any given time, among other factors, as well as by the effect of inflammatory response. Here, we studied both CD4+ and CD8+ TReg in parallel in blood and CSF during MS relapse. A recruitment of both regulatory CD4+ and CD8+ T cells (TReg within the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF takes place during MS relapse. Not previously described, the presence of CD4+ TReg in CSF was higher in women than in men, which could account for the sexual dimorphism in the incidence of MS. A direct correlation between plasma oestradiol (E2 and IL-2 levels was observed, in line with a putative circuit of E2 and perforin expression by CD4+ TReg playing a role in MS. Also, serum IFN-alpha was higher in females, with direct correlation with serum E2 levels. This is the first study to analyze perforin expression by CD4+ TReg in MS, which was greatly enhanced in CSF, what points out a relevant role of this molecule in the suppressive effects of the CD4+ TReg in MS, and contributes to the understanding of MS pathophysiology.

  7. Decreased Expression of miR-21, miR-26a, miR-29a, and miR-142-3p in CD4+ T Cells and Peripheral Blood from Tuberculosis Patients

    Kleinsteuber, Katja; Heesch, Kerrin; Schattling, Stefanie; Kohns, Malte; Sander-Jülch, Claudia; Walzl, Gerhard; Hesseling, Anneke; MAYATEPEK, Ertan; Fleischer, Bernhard; Marx, Florian M.; Jacobsen, Marc


    The vast majority of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) infected individuals are protected from developing tuberculosis and T cells are centrally involved in this process. MicroRNAs (miRNA) regulate T-cell functions and are biomarker candidates of disease susceptibility and treatment efficacy in M. tuberculosis infection. We determined the expression profile of 29 selected miRNAs in CD4+ T cells from tuberculosis patients and contacts with latent M. tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Th...

  8. Detection of circulating tumor lysate-reactive CD4+ T cells in melanoma patients

    Ladekarl, Morten; Agger, Ralf; Fleischer, Charlotte C;


    donors with high background levels of spontaneous IFN-gamma production, indicating an inhibitory effect of the lysate. CONCLUSIONS: This method for detection of a peripheral T-cell immune response in melanoma patients has several advantages for clinical use. The tumor lysate preparations may contain......PURPOSE: We wanted to study whether an allogeneic melanoma lysate would be a feasible stimulatory antigen source for detection of a peripheral CD4+ T-cell immune response in patients with medically untreated malignant melanoma. The lysate was produced from a melanoma cell line (FM3.29) which...... expresses high amounts of melanoma antigens. METHODS: Fresh peripheral blood was incubated with and without lysate for 6 h in the presence of anti-CD28/anti-CD49d MoAb (for costimulation). After flow cytometric estimation of the frequency of CD69+/IFN-gamma+ cells in the CD4+ population, the response to...

  9. Percentages of CD4+CD161+ and CD4−CD8−CD161+ T Cells in the Synovial Fluid Are Correlated with Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Jinlin Miao


    Full Text Available Objective. CD161 has been identified as a marker of human IL-17-producing T cells that are implicated in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA. This study aimed to investigate the potential link between the percentage of CD161+ T cells and disease activity in RA patients. Methods. Peripheral blood (PB from 54 RA patients and 21 healthy controls was evaluated. Paired synovial fluid (SF (n = 17 was analyzed. CD161 expression levels on CD4+, CD8+, and CD4−CD8− T cells were assessed by flow cytometry. Results. The percentage of CD4+CD161+ T cells in RA SF was higher than RA PB, and it was positively correlated with DAS28, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, and C-reactive protein (CRP. CD4−CD8−CD161+ T cell percentage was decreased in RA PB and was further reduced in RA SF, and its level in SF was inversely correlated with DAS28, ESR, and CRP. However, CD8+CD161+ T cell percentage was neither changed in RA PB and SF nor correlated with disease activity indices. Conclusion. An increased CD4+CD161+ T cell percentage and a decreased CD4−CD8−CD161+ T cell percentage are present in RA SF and are associated with disease activity, and the accumulation of CD4+CD161+ T cells in SF may contribute to the local inflammation of RA.

  10. Role of Circulating CD4+ CD25high Foxp3+ Regulatory T-Cells in Paediatric Asthma

    Ensaf Khalil Mohammed*, Zeinab Farag Asheiba


    Full Text Available Background: The role of T-Helper 2 (Th2 cells in the pathogenesis of allergy and asthma has been well described. However, the immunologic mechanisms that down modulate and protect against the development of these disorders are poorly characterized. A spectrum of CD4+ T cells, including, FOXP3-positive CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cells (Tregs might play a critical role in regulating these diseases. Objective: To investigate the role of CD4+CD25high FoxP3 Tregs in the pathogenesis of pediatric asthma. Methods: The study included 24 asthmatic children, 12 had mild intermittent asthma and 12 were of severe persistent asthma . In addition, 12 healthy subjects were used as controls. All patients were subjected to clinical examination and laboratory investigations including complete blood count with differential leucocytic and absolute eosinophilic count, serum total IgE level by ELIZA and flow cytometry was used to study the frequency of Tregs in peripheral blood lymphocytes of all studied groups using specific markers: cell-surface CD25 and CD4 expression and cytoplasmic FoxP3 expression. Results: It was noticed a significant decrease in CD4+CD25+ % and CD4+CD25 high % in both mild intermittent cases and severe persistent asthmatic patients when compared to healthy controls. FoxP3 expression in Tregs was significantly lower in CD4+CD25high T-cells of mild asthmatic patients when compared to control group. While the FoxP3 expression in Tregs was non- significantly lower in CD4+CD25high T-cells of severe asthmatic patients .Tregs cells % was correlated significantly with mild asthma .While it did not show correlation with severe asthma . An inverse correlation between FoxP3 protein expression was revealed within CD4+CD25high T-cells and total serum IgE when analyzed for all subjects. However, when correlation analysis was performed in each studied group separately, no significant correlation was found between FoxP3 expression and total serum IgE levels and

  11. The induced IL-21 levels in CD+ T cells of peripheral blood from the different clinical types of patients infected with hepatitis B virus%IL-21在不同乙型肝炎病毒感染者外周血CD4+T细胞中表达的初步研究

    丁艳荣; 张野; 连建奇; 李新红; 王临旭; 黄长形


    目的:探讨乙肝病毒感染不同临床表现患者外周血CD4+T细胞中IL-21表达的差异及其在发病机制中的作用.方法:分离乙肝病毒感染不同临床表现患者及健康人外周血单个核细胞(PBMC),使用PMA+ionomycin进行刺激,同时每份标本未加PMA+ionomyein刺激做阴性对照,流式细胞术(FCM)检测IL-21的表达情况及其与Th17细胞亚群的关系.结果:PMA+ionomyein刺激能够诱导IL-21的产生,产生IL21的主要为CD4+T细胞,IL-17A+IL-21+CD4+T细胞几乎检测不到,IL-2I+CD4+T细胞比例在急性乙型肝炎组、乙肝病毒携带组中较正常对照组和慢重肝组有所升高,Th17细胞亚群比例在各组中没有统计学差异;除急性乙型肝炎组外,其余各组中IL-21+CD4+T细胞比例与Th17细胞亚群比例均有较好的相关性.结论:IL-21在HBV感染不同临床表现患者外周血CD4+T的表达有一定差异,并且其与Th17细胞亚群有相关性,提示IL-21在HBV感染的发病机制可能发挥一定作用.%AIM: To investigate the levels of interleukin (IL) -21 in CD4 + T cells of peripheral blood from the different types of patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and elucidate its role in the hepatitis B pathogenesis. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from the patients infected with HBV and healthy individuals were stimulated with or without PMA coupled with ionomycin. The levels of IL-21 in CD4 + T cells and Th17 cells were analyzed by flow cytometry. RESULTS: PMA and ionomycin induced the expression of IL-21, and IL-21 was mainly produced by CD4 + T cells, but IL-17A+ IL-21 + CD4 + T cells were not detected. The frequencies of IL-21+ CD4 + T cells in the patients of acute hepatitis B and chronic asymptomatic HBV carriers were higher than in healthy controls and severe chronic hepatitis B patients; there were no remarkable differences in the proportion of Th17 cells among the different groups of patients. Furthermore, the proportion of IL-21

  12. Depletion of the surface CD4 molecule by the envelope protein of human immunodeficiency virus expressed in a human CD4+ monocytoid cell line

    A CD4+ human monocytoid cell line, U937, was transfected with a constructed plasmid which has the envelope gene of human immunodeficiency virus under the transcriptional control of the human metallothionein IIA promoter and was cloned thereafter. These cloned cell lines (EH and EL cells) expressed the viral gp160 in the cytoplasm. The expression of surface CD4 antigen examined by Leu3a and OKT4 monoclonal antibodies, however, disappeared completely in EH cells, which produce a larger amount of gp160, while diminishing only partly in EL cells, which produce a smaller amount of gp160. These results indicate that the level of expression of surface CD4 antigen correlates inversely with the amount of intracellular gp160. Moreover, immunoprecipitation studies using lysate from EH cells showed that OKT4 monoclonal antibody precipitated a significant number of CD4 molecules even after surface CD4 disappeared. However, Leu3a monoclonal antibody, which recognizes the binding site for envelope protein, could not precipitate any CD4 molecules in the same cell lysate. Taken together, these results suggested that CD4 molecules are still synthesized normally after the augmented production of gp160 in the cells but form a complex with the envelope protein in the cytoplasm and become unable to be transported to the cell surface, resulting in the observed depletion of surface CD4 antigen. This mechanism may explain the decrease or absence of surface CD4 antigens in human lymphocytes infected with human immunodeficiency virus

  13. Expression and clinical significance of IL-17-producing CD4+ T and IL-17-producing CD8+ T cells in the peripheral blood of lung cancer patients%肺癌患者外周血白细胞介素-17+CD4+T细胞和白细胞介素-17+CD8+T细胞表达的意义

    黄建红; 王艳峰; 翟晋芳; 石理; 苏文; 韩福才


    Objective To investigate the expression and clinical significance of Th17 and Tc17 cells in peripheral blood of lung cancer patients.Methods The percentages of Th17 cells and Tc17 cells in 60 lung cancer patients and 40 healthy controls were evaluated by flow cytometry analysis (FCM).Results The percentages of Th17 cells [(1.795±0.623) %] and Te17 cells [(0.865±0.357) %] in lung cancer group were significandy higher than those in controls [(1.405±0.256) %,(0.640 ±0.204) %],(t =28.944,P < 0.001,t =14.051,P < 0.001).Furthermore,there was a positive correlation between Th17 cells and Tc17 cells in the two groups (lung cancer group r =0.770,P < 0.05,control group r =0.532,P < 0.05).The percentages of Th17 cells and Tc17 cells were closely associated with clinical stage (F =4.882,P =0.011,F =3.633,P =0.033),but not connected with pathological types (P > 0.05,P > 0.05).Conclusion The overexpression of Th17 and Tc17 may be involved in the occurrence and development of lung cancer,which can be used as new indicators for immunologic function of lung cancer patients,and provide a reference in monitoring the disease.%目的 检测白细胞介素(IL)-17+CD4+T(Th17)细胞和IL-17+CD8+ T(Tc17)细胞在肺癌患者外周血中的表达水平,探讨二者在肺癌免疫中的作用及临床意义.方法 采用流式细胞术(FCM)检测60例肺癌患者及40例健康对照者外周血中Th17和Tc17细胞占CD;T细胞的比例.结果 肺癌组外周血中Th17细胞[(1.795±0.623)%]和Tc17细胞[(0.865±0.357)%]比例分别高于对照组[(1.405±0.256)%、(0.640±0.204)%],(t=28.944,P< 0.001;t=14.051,P< 0.001).两组内Th17细胞与Tc17细胞的表达水平均呈正相关(肺癌组r=0.770,P<0.05;对照组r=0.532,P<0.05).Th7细胞和Tc17细胞表达均与临床分期有关(F值分别为4.882、3.633,均P<0.05),但与病理类型无关(均P>0.05).结论 肺癌患者体内Th17细胞和Tc17细胞表达升高,二者可能参与了

  14. Decreased Expression of T-Cell Costimulatory Molecule CD28 on CD4 and CD8 T Cells of Mexican Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    German Bernal-Fernandez


    Full Text Available Patients with tuberculosis frequently develop anergy, a state of T-cell hyporesponsiveness in which defective T-cell costimulation could be a factor. To know if the expression of T-cell costimulatory molecules was altered in tuberculosis, we analyzed the peripheral blood T-cell phenotype of 23 Mexican patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. There was severe CD4 (P<.001 and CD8 (P<.01 lymphopenia and upregulation of costimulatory molecule CD30 on CD4 and CD8 T cells (P<.05; this increase was higher in relapsing tuberculosis. The main finding was severe downregulation of the major costimulatory molecule CD28 on both CD8 and CD4 T cells (P<.001. Depletion of the CD4/CD28 subset, a hitherto undescribed finding, is relevant because CD4 T cells constitute the main arm of the cell-mediated antimycobacterial immune response.

  15. Decrease of FOXP3 mRNA in CD4~+ T cells in latent autoimmune diabetes in adult



    Objective To study the percentage of peripheral blood CD4+ CD25+ T cells and the expression of F0XP3 mRNA in patients with latent autoimmune diabetes in adult (LADA). Methods Fresh peripheral blood samples were obtained from 60 patients with LADA,30 patients with type 2 diabetes and 30 age- and sex-matched

  16. CTLA-4 is Required by CD4+CD25+ Treg to Control CD4+ T Cell Lymphopenia-Induced Proliferation

    Sojka, Dorothy K.; Hughson, Angela; Fowell, Deborah J.


    CTLA-4 is constitutively expressed by CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) but its precise role in Treg function is not clear. Although blockade of CTLA-4 interferes with Treg function, studies using CTLA-4 deficient Treg have failed to reveal an essential requirement for CTLA-4 in Treg suppression in vivo. Conditional deletion of CTLA-4 in Foxp3+ T cells disrupts immune homeostasis in vivo but the immune processes disrupted by CTLA-4 deletion have not been determined. We demonstrate tha...

  17. Expression of regulatory CD4+CD25+ Treg,CD4+CD25higTreg cells and Foxp3 mRNA in wheezing infants and its clinical significance%CD4+CD25+、CD4+CD25hig调节性T细胞和Foxp3mRNA在婴幼儿喘息中的表达及意义

    彭力; 钟礼立; 黄寒; 厉娟; 梁沫; 李云


    Objective To evaluate the changes of CD4+ CD25+ Treg,CD4 +CD25hig Treg and Foxp3 mRNA in peripheral blood from wheezing infantsMethods Fifty-one wheezing infants and twenty healthy volunteers were included in this study. The proportion of CD4 + CD25 + Treg and CD4 + CD25hig Treg population in total T cells was evaluated by flow cytometric analysis. The expression of Foxp3 mRNA was tested by flow cytometry. Total serum IgE of wheezy infants was detected by enzyme immunoassay. Results Compared with those of healthy control, the frequency of CD4 + CD25 + Treg and CD4 + CD25hig Treg in the peripheral blood from wheezing infants showed a significant increase (6. 31 + 2. 96) % / (3.52 + 1.46) % ,P<0. 01 ,P<0. 01, respectively).The expression of CD4 + CD25+ Treg,CD4 + CD25hig Treg and Foxp3 mRNA in peripheral blood from wheezing infants with atopy burden was lower than those from non-wheezing infants(P<0. 05). The correlation analysis showed that CD4 + CD25hig Treg (r= -0. 75 , P<0.01) and Foxp3 mRNA(r= -0. 61,P<0. 01) had significantly positive relation with total serum IgE,while CD4+CD25 + Treg had significantly negative relation with total serum IgE(r=0. 36,P<0. 05). Conclusion CD4+CD25+ Treg, CD4+CD25hig Treg and Foxp3 mRNA play an important role in activation of wheezing infants.%目的 探讨婴幼儿喘息CD4+CD25+、CD4+CD25hig调节性T细胞(Treg)和叉头/翼状螺旋转录因子(Foxp3)mRNA的表达及意义.方法 采用流式细胞术检测51例首次喘息婴幼儿外周血CD4+CD25+Treg和CD4+CD25higTreg的比例,RT-PCR检测Foxp3 mRNA的表达量,酶联免疫吸附法(ELASA)检测总IgE水平,并与正常婴幼儿对照.结果 喘息婴幼儿外周血CD4+CD25+Treg、CD4+CD25higTreg占CD4+T细胞的百分比分别为(6.31+2.96)%和(3.52+1.46)%,均明显低于健康对照组(P<0.01);特应征喘息组CD4+CD25+Treg、CD4+CD25higTreg及Foxp3 mRNA表达均低于非特应征喘息组(P<0.05).喘息患儿CD4+CD25higTreg百分率及Foxp3 mRNA表达与

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  13. Impaired circulating CD4+ LAP+ regulatory T cells in patients with acute coronary syndrome and its mechanistic study.

    Zheng-Feng Zhu

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: CD4(+ latency-associated peptide (LAP(+ regulatory T cells (Tregs are a newly discovered T cell subset in humans and the role of these cells in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS has not been explored. We designed to investigate whether circulating frequency and function of CD4(+LAP(+ Tregs are defective in ACS. METHODS: One hundred eleven ACS patients (acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina and 117 control patients were enrolled in the study. The control patients consisted of chronic stable angina (CSA and chest pain syndrome (CPS. The frequencies of circulating CD4(+LAP(+ Tregs and the expression of the transmembrane protein glycoprotein-A repetitions predominant (GARP on CD4(+ T cells were determined by flow cytometry. The function of CD4(+LAP(+ Tregs was detected using thymidine uptake. Serum interleukin-10 (IL-10 and transforming growth factor-β protein (TGF-β levels were detected using ELISA and expression of GARP mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs was measured by real time-polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS: We found ACS patients had a significantly lower frequency of circulating CD4(+LAP(+ Tregs, and the function of these cells was reduced compared to controls. The expression of GARP in CD4(+ T cells and the serum levels of TGF-β in ACS patients were lower than those of control patients. The serum levels of IL-10 were similar between the two cohorts. CONCLUSIONS: A novel regulatory T cell subset, defined as CD4(+LAP(+ T cells is defective in ACS patients.

  14. Increased cytotoxicity of CD4+ invariant NKT cells against CD4+CD25hiCD127lo/− regulatory T cells in allergic asthma

    Nguyen, Khoa D.; Vanichsarn, Chris; Nadeau, Kari C.


    CD4+CD25hiCD127lo/− regulatory T cells (Treg) have been implicated in the resolution of asthma-associated inflammation while the opposite role of CD4+ invariant NKT (iNKT) cells has been the subject of recent investigations. Studies here focused on mechanisms of interaction between CD4+ iNKT cells and Treg to further explore their roles in allergic asthma (AA). Flow cytometry analysis revealed a significant increase in the expression of the natural cytotoxicity receptors NKp30 and NKp46 by CD...

  15. Impact of nicotine on the interplay between human periodontal ligament cells and CD4+ T cells.

    Ge, Xin; Liu, Ying-Feng; Wong, Yong; Wu, Li-Zheng; Tan, Ling; Liu, Fen; Wang, Xiao-Jing


    Periodontitis is a common infectious disease associated with destruction of periodontal ligaments and alveolar bones. CD4(+) T cell-mediated immune response is involved in the progression of periodontitis. Tobacco consumption increases the risk of periodontal disease. However, the impact of nicotine on the interaction between human periodontal ligament (PDL) cells and CD4(+) T cells remains unrevealed. Our study aims to investigate the effect of nicotine on PDL cells and the cocultured CD4(+) T cells. The PDL cell cultures were established by explants from healthy individuals, exposed to nicotine or α-bungarotoxin (α-BTX), and incubated solely or in combination with CD4(+) T cells. Afterwards, cell viability, secreted cytokines, and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) were evaluated. In monoculture of PDL cells, nicotine dramatically repressed cell viability and increased apoptosis. Meanwhile, α-BTX largely reversed the nicotine-induced apoptosis and increased viability of PDL cells. Compared with the monoculture, MMP-1, MMP-3, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-17, and IL-21 in supernatant of cocultures were markedly elevated after treatment with nicotine. Moreover, α-BTX significantly attenuated nicotine-triggered production of these components either in mono- or co-cultures. In addition, PDL cell-derived CXCL12 following nicotine treatment recruited CD4(+) T cells. Above all, nicotine deteriorated periodontitis partially by promoting PDL cell-CD4(+) T cell-mediated inflammatory response and matrix degradation. PMID:26553320

  16. Effects of Delays in Peripheral Blood Processing, Including Cryopreservation, on Detection of CD31 Expression on Naïve CD4 T Cells▿

    Higgins, Jeanette; Metcalf, Julia A.; Stevens, Randy A.; Baseler, Michael; Proschan, Michael; Lane, H. Clifford; Sereti, Irini


    Delayed processing of peripheral blood or peripheral blood mononuclear cell isolation and cryopreservation can lead to the detection of somewhat higher levels of CD31 expression on naïve CD4 T cells by flow cytometry. These observations should be considered in the planning of multicenter clinical trials and in the interpretation of the results of functional studies.

  17. Production of Primary Human CD4+ T Cell Lines and Clones

    Matthis, Jessica; Reijonen, Helena


    Tetramer staining of CD4+ T cells is a valuable technique in immunology for detecting rare auto-reactive T cells. Generating clones or cell lines from auto-antigen tetramer positive CD4+ T cells allows further characterization and phenotyping of auto-reactive cells.

  18. CD127 expression inversely correlates with FoxP3 and suppressive function of human CD4+ T reg cells

    Liu, Weihong; Putnam, Amy L.; Xu-yu, Zhou; Szot, Gregory L; Lee, Michael R.; Zhu, Shirley; Gottlieb, Peter A.; Kapranov, Philipp; Gingeras, Thomas R.; de St. Groth, Barbara Fazekas; Clayberger, Carol; Soper, David M.; Ziegler, Steven F.; Bluestone, Jeffrey A.


    Regulatory T (T reg) cells are critical regulators of immune tolerance. Most T reg cells are defined based on expression of CD4, CD25, and the transcription factor, FoxP3. However, these markers have proven problematic for uniquely defining this specialized T cell subset in humans. We found that the IL-7 receptor (CD127) is down-regulated on a subset of CD4+ T cells in peripheral blood. We demonstrate that the majority of these cells are FoxP3+, including those that express low levels or no C...

  19. 妊娠期糖尿病母亲新生儿T细胞亚群及NK细胞活性的变化及其与血糖相关的研究%Changes of CD3+ , CD4+ and CD8+ T cells and natural killer cells in neonates born to gestational diabetes mellitus mothers and their relationship with blood glucose

    王合丽; 孙学梅; 孙正芸; 王娜; 林霞


    目的 探讨妊娠期糖尿病母亲新生儿T细胞亚群及NK细胞活性的变化及其与患儿出生后24 h内微量血糖的关系.方法 选择妊娠期糖尿病母亲足月新生儿33例(观察组)及健康足月新生儿30例(对照组),应用流式细胞术检测出生后24h内静脉血CD3+、CD4+、CD8+T细胞及CD16+CD56+NK细胞;采用血糖检测仪检测新生儿生后24 h内的微量血糖,并研究观察组血糖与CD3+、CD4+、CD8+5T细胞、CD4+/CD8+、CD16+CD56+NK细胞有无相关性.结果 观察组新生儿的CD3+,CD4+T细胞计数,CD4+/CD8+比值、CD16+CD56+NK细胞活性均低于对照组新生儿(P<0.01),微量血糖亦低于对照组(P<0.05),观察组低血糖发生率21.21%,对照组无低血糖发生,两组低血糖发生率差异有统计学意义(P=0.023).CD3+、CD4+T细胞计数,CD16+CD56+NK细胞活性与微量血糖呈正相关性(P均<0.05).结论 妊娠期糖尿病可导致新生儿CD3+、CD4+T细胞计数,CD4+/CD8+比值,CD16+CD56+NK细胞活性下降,导致其免疫功能下降,应加强其围产期护理,预防新生儿期感染的发生.%Objective To investigate changes of CD3 +, CD4+ and CD8 + T cells and natural killer(NK) cells in neonates bom to gestational diabetes mellitus(GDM) mothers and their relationship with blood glucose. Methods 33 fullterm neonates bom to GDM mothers were enrolled as the experimental group and 30 healthy full-term neonates were enrolled as the control group. Numbers of CD3 +, CD4 + and CD8 + T cells and activity of NK cells were measured by flow cytometry within 24 h after birth. Blood glucose was detected by a trace glucose meter. Results Compared with the control group, numbers of CD3 + and CD4 + T cells, activity of NK cells and the ratio of CD4+/CD8+ were lower in the experimental group ( P <0.01 ). The level of blood glucose in the experimental group was lower ( P < 0.05 ).The incidence of hypoglycemia in the experimental group was 21.21%, which was higher than that in the

  20. Aire-Overexpressing Dendritic Cells Induce Peripheral CD4+ T Cell Tolerance

    Li, Dongbei; Li, Haijun; Fu, Haiying; Niu, Kunwei; Guo, Yantong; Guo, Chuan; Sun, Jitong; Li, Yi; Yang, Wei


    Autoimmune regulator (Aire) can promote the ectopic expression of peripheral tissue-restricted antigens (TRAs) in thymic medullary epithelial cells (mTECs), which leads to the deletion of autoreactive T cells and consequently prevents autoimmune diseases. However, the functions of Aire in the periphery, such as in dendritic cells (DCs), remain unclear. This study’s aim was to investigate the effect of Aire-overexpressing DCs (Aire cells) on the functions of CD4+ T cells and the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D). We demonstrated that Aire cells upregulated the mRNA levels of the tolerance-related molecules CD73, Lag3, and FR4 and the apoptosis of CD4+ T cells in STZ-T1D mouse-derived splenocytes. Furthermore, following insulin stimulation, Aire cells decreased the number of CD4+ IFN-γ+ T cells in both STZ-T1D and WT mouse-derived splenocytes and reduced the expression levels of TCR signaling molecules (Ca2+ and p-ERK) in CD4+ T cells. We observed that Aire cells-induced CD4+ T cells could delay the development of T1D. In summary, Aire-expressing DCs inhibited TCR signaling pathways and decreased the quantity of CD4+IFN-γ+ autoreactive T cells. These data suggest a mechanism for Aire in the maintenance of peripheral immune tolerance and provide a potential method to control autoimmunity by targeting Aire. PMID:26729097

  1. TNF-α blockade induces IL-10 expression in human CD4+ T cells

    Evans, Hayley G.; Roostalu, Urmas; Walter, Gina J.; Gullick, Nicola J.; Frederiksen, Klaus S.; Roberts, Ceri A.; Sumner, Jonathan; Baeten, Dominique L.; Gerwien, Jens G.; Cope, Andrew P.; Geissmann, Frederic; Kirkham, Bruce W.; Taams, Leonie S.


    IL-17+ CD4+ T (Th17) cells contribute to the pathogenesis of several human inflammatory diseases. Here we demonstrate that TNF inhibitor (TNFi) drugs induce the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 in CD4+ T cells including IL-17+ CD4+ T cells. TNFi-mediated induction of IL-10 in IL-17+ CD4+ T cells is Treg-/Foxp3-independent, requires IL-10 and is overcome by IL-1β. TNFi-exposed IL-17+ CD4+ T cells are molecularly and functionally distinct, with a unique gene signature characterized by expression of IL10 and IKZF3 (encoding Aiolos). We show that Aiolos binds conserved regions in the IL10 locus in IL-17+ CD4+ T cells. Furthermore, IKZF3 and IL10 expression levels correlate in primary CD4+ T cells and Aiolos overexpression is sufficient to drive IL10 in these cells. Our data demonstrate that TNF-α blockade induces IL-10 in CD4+ T cells including Th17 cells and suggest a role for the transcription factor Aiolos in the regulation of IL-10 in CD4+ T cells.

  2. Ex vivo restimulation of human PBMC expands a CD3+CD4-CD8- γδ+ T cell population that can confound the evaluation of CD4 and CD8 T cell responses to vaccination.

    Sedgmen, B J; Papalia, L; Wang, L; Dyson, A R; McCallum, H A; Simson, C M; Pearse, M J; Maraskovsky, E; Hung, D; Eomois, P P; Hartel, G; Barnden, M J; Rockman, S P


    The measurement of vaccine-induced humoral and CD4(+) and CD8(+) cellular immune responses represents an important correlate of vaccine efficacy. Accurate and reliable assays evaluating such responses are therefore critical during the clinical development phase of vaccines. T cells play a pivotal role both in coordinating the adaptive and innate immune responses and as effectors. During the assessment of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in subjects participating in a large-scale influenza vaccine trial, we identified the expansion of an IFN-γ-producing CD3(+)CD4(-)CD8(-) γδ (+) T cell population in the peripheral blood of 90/610 (15%) healthy subjects. The appearance of CD3(+)CD4(-)CD8(-) γδ (+) T cells in the blood of subjects was transient and found to be independent of the study cohort, vaccine group, subject gender and ethnicity, and ex vivo restimulation conditions. Although the function of this population and relevance to vaccination are unclear, their inclusion in the total vaccine-specific T-cell response has the potential to confound data interpretation. It is thus recommended that when evaluating the induction of IFN-γ-producing CD4(+) and CD8(+) immune responses following vaccination, the CD3(+)CD4(-)CD8(-) γδ (+) T cells are either excluded or separately enumerated from the overall frequency determination. PMID:24066003

  3. Ex Vivo Restimulation of Human PBMC Expands a CD3+CD4−CD8−γδ+ T Cell Population That Can Confound the Evaluation of CD4 and CD8 T Cell Responses to Vaccination

    Sedgmen, B. J.; Papalia, L.; Wang, L.; Dyson, A. R.; McCallum, H. A.; Simson, C. M.; Pearse, M. J.; Maraskovsky, E.; Hung, D.; Eomois, P. P.; Hartel, G.; Barnden, M. J.; Rockman, S. P.


    The measurement of vaccine-induced humoral and CD4+ and CD8+ cellular immune responses represents an important correlate of vaccine efficacy. Accurate and reliable assays evaluating such responses are therefore critical during the clinical development phase of vaccines. T cells play a pivotal role both in coordinating the adaptive and innate immune responses and as effectors. During the assessment of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in subjects participating in a large-scale influenza vaccine trial, we identified the expansion of an IFN-γ-producing CD3+CD4−CD8−γδ+ T cell population in the peripheral blood of 90/610 (15%) healthy subjects. The appearance of CD3+CD4−CD8−γδ+ T cells in the blood of subjects was transient and found to be independent of the study cohort, vaccine group, subject gender and ethnicity, and ex vivo restimulation conditions. Although the function of this population and relevance to vaccination are unclear, their inclusion in the total vaccine-specific T-cell response has the potential to confound data interpretation. It is thus recommended that when evaluating the induction of IFN-γ-producing CD4+ and CD8+ immune responses following vaccination, the CD3+CD4−CD8−γδ+ T cells are either excluded or separately enumerated from the overall frequency determination. PMID:24066003

  4. Ex Vivo Restimulation of Human PBMC Expands a CD3+CD4-CD8-γδ+ T Cell Population That Can Confound the Evaluation of CD4 and CD8 T Cell Responses to Vaccination

    B. J. Sedgmen


    Full Text Available The measurement of vaccine-induced humoral and CD4+ and CD8+ cellular immune responses represents an important correlate of vaccine efficacy. Accurate and reliable assays evaluating such responses are therefore critical during the clinical development phase of vaccines. T cells play a pivotal role both in coordinating the adaptive and innate immune responses and as effectors. During the assessment of cell-mediated immunity (CMI in subjects participating in a large-scale influenza vaccine trial, we identified the expansion of an IFN-γ-producing CD3+CD4-CD8-γδ+ T cell population in the peripheral blood of 90/610 (15% healthy subjects. The appearance of CD3+CD4-CD8-γδ+ T cells in the blood of subjects was transient and found to be independent of the study cohort, vaccine group, subject gender and ethnicity, and ex vivo restimulation conditions. Although the function of this population and relevance to vaccination are unclear, their inclusion in the total vaccine-specific T-cell response has the potential to confound data interpretation. It is thus recommended that when evaluating the induction of IFN-γ-producing CD4+ and CD8+ immune responses following vaccination, the CD3+CD4-CD8-γδ+ T cells are either excluded or separately enumerated from the overall frequency determination.

  5. Effects of BCG-polysaccharide nucleic acid on CD4+IL-17+ T cells and CD4+Foxp3+ Treg in asthmatic rats%卡介苗多糖核酸对哮喘大鼠CD4+IL-17+T细胞与CD4+Foxp3+调节性T细胞的影响

    涂玲; 梁颖红; 魏明; 刘佳; 龚艳杰; 张俊华; 张宜花


    lavage fluid (BALF),peripheral blood and lymph fluids from asthmatic rats and the possible mechanism.Methods Sixty SD rats were randomly divided into control group (n=15),asthma group (n=15),BCG-PSN control group (n=15) and BCG-PSN asthma group (n=15),respectively.The rats in the asthma group and the BCG-PSN asthma group were modeled to be of asthma by challenging with ovalbumin (OVA),while those in control group and BCG-PSN control group were sham-challenged with equal volume of normal saline.The BCG-PSN asthma group and the BCG-PSN control group were treated with BCG-PSN as an intervention.The rat BALF,peripheral blood and lymph fluids were collected from each group.Flow cytometry (FCM) was used to determine the percentage of CD4+IL-17+ T cells and CD4+Foxp3+ Treg.Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to determine the IL-10 and IL-17 levels.Results All groups showed significantly higher CD4+Foxp3+ Treg percentage and IL-10 level,lower CD4+ IL-17+ T cells percentage and IL-17 level in lymph fluid than those in blood and BALF (all P<0.01).In asthma group,the percentage of CD4+Foxp3+ Treg,IL-10 were significantly lower,and CD4+IL-17+ T cells percentage and IL-17 level were higher compared with those in BALF,lymph fluid and peripheral blood in the other 3 groups (all P<0.01).In BCG-PSN asthma group,there were higher CD4+Foxp3+ Treg percentage and IL-10 level,lower CD4+IL-17+ T cells percentage and IL-17 level in BALF,lymph fluid and peripheral blood compared with the asthma group (all P<0.01),but these values were statistically comparable to those in the control group and BCG-PSN control group (all P>0.05).Conclusion BCG-PSN may improve host immune response and thereby ameliorate the inflammation in asthma through regulating the percentage of CD4+Foxp3+ Treg and CD4+IL-17+ T cells,and the level of certain cytokines in lymph and peripheral blood of asthma rats.

  6. The T-cell accessory molecule CD4 recognizes a monomorphic determinant on isolated Ia

    Gay, D; Buus, S; Pasternak, J;


    The membrane protein CD4 is commonly found on mature T cells specific for antigen in association with class II major histocompatibility complex (MHC; Ia) proteins. This correlation has led to the suggestion that CD4 binds to a monomorphic region of the Ia molecule on the antigen-presenting cell...... proteins into a planar membrane system, we show that different Ia molecules can greatly enhance the ability of a CD4+ but not a CD4- variant of this class I-restricted T hybrid to respond to isolated class I molecules. T-cell responses can be strongly augmented by the concurrent expression of CD4 on the T...... cell and any of four different Ia proteins on planar membranes, thus supporting the idea that CD4 binds to a monomorphic region of the Ia molecule and increases the avidity with which the T cell can interact with its target....

  7. Spontaneous loss and alteration of antigen receptor expression in mature CD4+ T cells

    The T-cell receptor CD3 (TCR/CD3) complex plays a central role in antigen recognition and activation of mature T cells, and therefore abnormalities in the expression of the complex should induce unresponsiveness of T cells to antigen stimulus. Using flow cytometry, we detected and enumerated variant cells with loss or alteration of surface TCR/CD3 expression among human mature CD4+ T cells. The presence of variant CD4+ T cells was demonstrated by isolating and cloning them from peripheral blood, and their abnormalities can be accounted for by alterations in TCR expression such as defects of protein expression and partial protein deletion. The variant frequency in peripheral blood increased with aging in normal donors and was highly elevated in patients with ataxia telangiectasia, an autosomal recessive inherited disease with defective DNA repair and variable T-cell immunodeficiency. These findings suggest that such alterations in TCR expression are induced by somatic mutagenesis of TCR genes and can be important factors related to age-dependent and genetic disease-associated T-cell dysfunction. (author)

  8. Hemeoxygenase-1 expression effect on the up-regulation of peripheral blood CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells mediated by mesenchymal stem cells in asthma patients%血红素加氧酶1在间充质干细胞上调哮喘患者外周血调节性T细胞中的作用

    温冰; 颛孙永勋; 颜富德; 陈瑞; 张蔚; 冯素玲; 李建国


    BACKGROUND: Up-regulating CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells is a new target in the treatment of asthma. Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can up-regulate CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells in vitro, while the mechanism is not clear.OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of hemeoxygenase -1 (HO-1) expression in the up-regulation of peripheral blood CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells mediated by MSCs in asthma patients.METHODS: Real-time PCR was used to examine the expression of HO-1 mRNA in MSCs pretreated with 0, 15, 30, 45,60 μmol/L Hemin (the revulsive of HO-1) and 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 μmol/L ZnPP (the inhibitor of HO-1) respectively. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), which were isolated from 10 cases of asthma patients with acute episode and 10 cases of healthy controls using Ficoll density gradient centrifugation, were incubated with MSCs pretreated with Hemin, ZnPP and mock respectively.RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The expression of HO-1 in MSCs can be induced and inhibited in vitro. The higher concentration of Hemin added to MSCs, the higher expression of HO-1 mRNA was tested (P < 0.05). With the increasing concentration of ZnPP added to MSCs, the expression of HO-1 mRNA was becoming lower (P < 0.05). The proportion of CD4 +CD25+CD127low/-regulatory T cells in CD4+ T cells could be up-regulated by MSCs (P < 0.01) and also by MSCs with induction of HO-1 expression (P < 0.01). While MSCs with inhibition of HO-1 expression could down-regulate the proportion of CD4 +CD25+CD127low/-regulatory T cells in CD4 + T cells (P < 0.01). The expression of HO-1 partially contributed to the up-regulation of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells mediated by MSCs in asthma patients.%背景:上调CD4+CD25+CD127low/-调节性T 细胞是目前治疗哮喘的新靶点.骨髓间充质干细胞在体外可上调正常人外周血的调节性T 细胞,但机制尚未明确.目的:观察血红素加氧酶1 对间充质干细胞上调哮喘患者外周血CD

  9. CD4+ T cell effects on CD8+ T cell location defined using bioluminescence.

    Mitra Azadniv

    Full Text Available T lymphocytes of the CD8+ class are critical in delivering cytotoxic function and in controlling viral and intracellular infections. These cells are "helped" by T lymphocytes of the CD4+ class, which facilitate their activation, clonal expansion, full differentiation and the persistence of memory. In this study we investigated the impact of CD4+ T cells on the location of CD8+ T cells, using antibody-mediated CD4+ T cell depletion and imaging the antigen-driven redistribution of bioluminescent CD8+ T cells in living mice. We documented that CD4+ T cells influence the biodistribution of CD8+ T cells, favoring their localization to abdominal lymph nodes. Flow cytometric analysis revealed that this was associated with an increase in the expression of specific integrins. The presence of CD4+ T cells at the time of initial CD8+ T cell activation also influences their biodistribution in the memory phase. Based on these results, we propose the model that one of the functions of CD4+ T cell "help" is to program the homing potential of CD8+ T cells.

  10. Multifunctional CD4 T Cell Responses in Patients with Active Tuberculosis

    Qiu, Zhengang; Zhang, Mingxia; Zhu, Yuzhen; Zheng, Feiqun; Lu, Puxuan; Liu, Haiying; Michael W Graner; Zhou, Boping; Chen, Xinchun


    The roles of multifunctional CD4 T cells in human tuberculosis are not well defined. In this study, we found that patients with tuberculosis had decreased PMA/ionomycin stimulated multifunctional CD4 T cells, and increased Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen-specific multifunctional CD4 T cells, when compared to individuals with latent tuberculosis infection and healthy controls. PMA/ionomycin stimulated IFN-γ+IL-2+TNF-α+ CD4 T cell responses were decreased in patients with smear-positive tube...

  11. The immune checkpoint regulator PD-L1 is a specific target for naturally occurring CD4(+) T cells

    Munir, Shamaila; Andersen, Gitte Holmen; Svane, Inge Marie; Andersen, Mads Hald


    Programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) is an important regulator of T-cell responses and may consequently limit anticancer immunity. We have recently identified PD-L1-specific, cytotoxic CD8(+) T cells. In the present study, we develop these findings and report that CD4(+) helper T cells...... spontaneously recognize PD-L1. We examined the locality of a previously identified HLA-A*0201-restricted PD-L1-epitope for the presence of possible CD4(+) T-cell epitopes. Thus, we identified naturally occurring PD-L1-specific CD4(+) T cells among the peripheral blood lymphocytes of cancer patients and - to...... lesser extents - healthy donors, by means of ELISPOT assays. PD-L1-specific CD4(+) T cells appeared to be TH17 cells exhibiting an effector T-cell cytokine profile. Hence, PD-L1-specific CD4(+) T cells released interferon γ (IFNγ), tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) and interleukin-17 (IL-17) in response to...

  12. Spleen-resident CD4+ and CD4- CD8α- dendritic cell subsets differ in their ability to prime invariant natural killer T lymphocytes.

    Emilie Bialecki

    Full Text Available One important function of conventional dendritic cells (cDC is their high capacity to capture, process and present Ag to T lymphocytes. Mouse splenic cDC subtypes, including CD8α(+ and CD8α(- cDC, are not identical in their Ag presenting and T cell priming functions. Surprisingly, few studies have reported functional differences between CD4(- and CD4(+ CD8α(- cDC subsets. We show that, when loaded in vitro with OVA peptide or whole protein, and in steady-state conditions, splenic CD4(- and CD4(+ cDC are equivalent in their capacity to prime and direct CD4(+ and CD8(+ T cell differentiation. In contrast, in response to α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer, CD4(- and CD4(+ cDC differentially activate invariant Natural Killer T (iNKT cells, a population of lipid-reactive non-conventional T lymphocytes. Both cDC subsets equally take up α-GalCer in vitro and in vivo to stimulate the iNKT hybridoma DN32.D3, the activation of which depends solely on TCR triggering. On the other hand, and relative to their CD4(+ counterparts, CD4(- cDC more efficiently stimulate primary iNKT cells, a phenomenon likely due to differential production of co-factors (including IL-12 by cDC. Our data reveal a novel functional difference between splenic CD4(+ and CD4(- cDC subsets that may be important in immune responses.

  13. IL-2 and IL-15 regulate CD154 expression on activated CD4 T cells

    Skov, S; Bonyhadi, M; Odum, Niels; Ledbetter, J A


    The cellular and humoral immune system is critically dependent upon CD40-CD154 (CD40 ligand) interactions between CD40 expressed on B cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells, and CD154 expressed primarily on CD4 T cells. Previous studies have shown that CD154 is transiently expressed on CD4 T cel...

  14. Reactivity of naive CD4+CD25- T cells against gut microflora in healthy mice

    Gad, Monika; Lundsgaard, Dorthe; Kjellev, Stine;


    We have previously shown that conventional as well as germ-free CD4+ T cells depleted of CD25+ cells from the gut-associated lymphoid tissue and the periphery proliferate specifically in response to enterobacterial antigen exposure whereas unfractionated CD4+ T cells are not reactive under these ...

  15. Regulatory function of cytomegalovirus-specific CD4+CD27-CD28- T cells

    CMV infection is characterized by high of frequencies of CD27-CD28- T cells. Here we demonstrate that CMV-specific CD4+CD27-CD28- cells are regulatory T cells (TR). CD4+CD27-CD28- cells sorted from CMV-stimulated PBMC of CMV-seropositive donors inhibited de novo CMV-specific proliferation of autologous PBMC in a dose-dependent fashion. Compared with the entire CMV-stimulated CD4+ T-cell population, higher proportions of CD4+CD27-CD28- TR expressed FoxP3, TGFβ, granzyme B, perforin, GITR and PD-1, lower proportions expressed CD127 and PD1-L and similar proportions expressed CD25, CTLA4, Fas-L and GITR-L. CMV-CD4+CD27-CD28- TR expanded in response to IL-2, but not to CMV antigenic restimulation. The anti-proliferative effect of CMV-CD4+CD27-CD28- TR significantly decreased after granzyme B or TGFβ inhibition. The CMV-CD4+CD27-CD28- TR of HIV-infected and uninfected donors had similar phenotypes and anti-proliferative potency, but HIV-infected individuals had higher proportions of CMV-CD4+CD27-CD28- TR. The CMV-CD4+CD27-CD28- TR may contribute to the downregulation of CMV-specific and nonspecific immune responses of CMV-infected individuals.

  16. Lymphoid tissue inducer cells: pivotal cells in the evolution of CD4 immunity and tolerance?

    Peter John Lane


    Full Text Available Phylogeny suggests that the evolution of placentation in mammals was accompanied by substantial changes in the mammalian immune system: in particular lymph nodes and CD4 high affinity memory antibody responses co-evolved during the same period. Lymphoid tissue inducer cells (LTi are members of an emerging family of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs that are crucial for lymph node development, but our studies have indicated that they also play a pivotal role in the long-term maintenance of memory CD4 T cells in adult mammals through their expression of the tumor necrosis family members, OX40- and CD30-ligands. Additionally, our studies have shown that these two molecules are also key operators in CD4 effector function, as their absence obviates the need for the FoxP3-dependent regulatory T cells (Tregs that prevent CD4 driven autoimmune responses. In this perspective article, we summarize findings from our group over the last 10 years, and focus specifically on the role of LTi in thymus. We suggest that like memory CD4 T cells, LTi also play a role in the selection and maintenance of the Tregs that under normal circumstances are absolutely required to regulate CD4 effector cells.

  17. In situ depletion of CD4(+) T cells in human skin by Zanolimumab

    Villadsen, L.S.; Skov, L.; Dam, T.N.;


    -driving T cells in situ may therefore be a useful approach in the treatment of inflammatory and malignant skin diseases. Depletion of CD4(+) T cells in intact inflamed human skin tissue by Zanolimumab, a fully human therapeutic monoclonal antibody (IgG1, kappa) against CD4, was studied in a human psoriasis......CD4(+) T cells, in activated or malignant form, are involved in a number of diseases including inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, and T cell lymphomas such as the majority of cutaneous T cell lymphomas (CTCL). Targeting CD4 with an antibody that inhibits and/or eliminates disease...... xenograft mouse model. Zanolimumab treatment was shown to induce a significant reduction in the numbers of inflammatory mononuclear cells in upper dermis. This reduction in inflammatory mononuclear cells in situ was primarily due to a significant reduction in the numbers of skin-infiltrating CD4(+), but not...

  18. Diminished frequency and function of CD4(+) CD25(high) regulatory T cells associated with active uveitis in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome

    Chen, L.; Yang, P.Z.; Zhou, H.Y.; He, H.; Ren, X.R.; Chi, W.; Wang, L.; Kijlstra, A.


    PURPOSE. CD4(+)CD25(high) regulatory T (Treg) cells have been shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome is an organ-specific autoimmune disease. This study was designed to phenotypically and functionally characterize peripheral blood CD4(+)C

  19. When aging reaches CD4+ T-cells: phenotypic and functional changes

    Marco Antonio Moro-García


    Full Text Available Beyond midlife, the immune system shows aging features and its defensive capability becomes impaired, by a process known as immunosenescence that involves many changes in the innate and adaptive responses. Innate immunity seems to be better preserved globally, while the adaptive immune response exhibits profound age-dependent modifications. Elderly people display a decline in numbers of naïve T-cells in peripheral blood and lymphoid tissues, while, in contrast, their proportion of highly differentiated effector and memory T-cells, such as the CD28null T-cells, increases markedly. Naïve and memory CD4+ T-cells constitute a highly dynamic system with constant homeostatic and antigen-driven proliferation, influx, and loss of T-cells. Thymic activity dwindles with age and essentially ceases in the later decades of life, severely constraining the generation of new T-cells. Homeostatic control mechanisms are very effective at maintaining a large and diverse subset of naïve CD4+ T-cells throughout life, but although later than in CD8+T-cell compartment, these mechanisms ultimately fail with age.

  20. Development and function of protective and pathologic memory CD4 T cells

    Megan KL Macleod


    Full Text Available IImmunological memory is one of the defining features of the adaptive immune system. As key orchestrators and mediators of immunity, CD4 T cells are central to the vast majority of adaptive immune responses. Generated following an immune response, memory CD4 T cells retain pertinent information about their activation environment enabling them to make rapid effector responses upon reactivation. These responses can either benefit the host by hastening the control of pathogens or cause damaging immunopathology. Here, we will discuss the diversity of the memory CD4 T cell pool, the signals that influence the transition of activated T cells into that pool, and highlight how activation requirements differ between naïve and memory CD4 T cells. A greater understanding of these factors has the potential to aid the design of more effective vaccines and to improve regulation of pathologic CD4 T cells, such as in the context of autoimmunity and allergy.

  1. Differences in expression of gut-homing receptors on CD4+ T cells in black and white HIV-negative men who have sex with men.

    Kelley, Colleen F; Lai, Lilin; Ibegbu, Chris; Rosenberg, Eli S; Kaur, Surinder; Patel, Kalpana; Mulligan, Mark J; Marconi, Vincent C; Sullivan, Patrick S; Amara, Rama R


    HIV incidence rates are higher among black men who have sex with men (BMSM) as compared with MSM of other race/ethnicities in the USA. We found that blood memory CD4 cells from BMSM express higher levels of α4β7, the gut-homing integrin, compared with white MSM. Higher expression of α4β7 on blood CD4 cells correlated with higher percentage of proliferating CD4α4β7 cells in rectal tissue suggesting increased trafficking of potential HIV target cells to rectal mucosa could increase HIV susceptibility among BMSM. PMID:26891038

  2. Decreased percentage of CD4+Foxp3+TGF-β+ and increased percentage of CD4+IL-17+ cells in bronchoalveolar lavage of asthmatics

    Barczyk, Adam; Pierzchala, Wladyslaw; Caramori, Gaetano; Wiaderkiewicz, Ryszard; Kaminski, Marcin; Barnes, Peter J; Adcock, Ian M.


    Background Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways with the proven role of Th2 cells in its pathogenesis. The role and characteristic of different subsets of CD4+ cells is much less known. Aim The aim of the study was to analyze the incidence of different subsets of CD4+ T cells, in particular different subsets of CD4+ cells with the co-expression of different cytokines. Methods Twenty five stable asthmatic and twelve age-matched control subjects were recruited to the study. ...

  3. HIV-specific CD4(+) T cells and viremia: who's in control?

    C.A. Jansen; D. van Baarle; F. Miedema


    It has been proposed that HIV-specific CD4(+) T cells with a central memory phenotype might be involved in controlling HIV replication. Based on recent data (lack of protective effects of HIV-specific CD4+ T-cell responses in acutely infected patients undergoing treatment interruptions; loss of init

  4. A false expression of CD8 antigens on CD4+ T cells in a routine flow cytometry analysis.

    Danuta Kowalczyk


    Full Text Available The two-colour flow cytometry method applied in a routine enumeration of peripheral blood T lymphocyte subsets reveals that in some patients the entire population of CD4+ lymphocytes seems to express CD8 determinants as well. However, expression of the CD8 antigens on the cell surface is much lower in comparison with typical CD8+ cells. Moreover, in one-colour staining with an anti-CD8 antibody, cells with weak CD8 expression are not observed and only one typical population of CD8+ lymphocytes is seen. Investigating this phenomenon, we showed that after washing patient cells in RPMI before CD4/CD8 staining, the CD4+ T cell population did not show CD8 "co-expression". These results suggest that CD4+ lymphocytes, which seem to co-express CD8 antigen, in fact do not have this antigen on their surface. Moreover, after the addition of patient plasma to healthy donor cells prior to CD4/CD8 staining, a weak CD8 expression on normal CD4+ cells was noticed. Therefore we can assume that the agent(s causing this phenomenon is/are present in the plasma of some patients. Altogether, these observations suggest that this phenomenon is nonspecific and probably results from cross-linking of anti-CD8 mAbs with anti-CD4 mAbs caused by factor(s present in plasma of some patient. However, identification of that/these factor(s requires further research.

  5. Flow-cytometric measurement of CD4-8- T cells bearing T-cell receptor αβ chains, 1

    In this study we detected rare, possibly abnormal, T cells bearing CD3 surface antigen and T-cell receptor (TCR) αβ chains but lacking both CD4 and CD8 antigens (viz., TCRαβ+CD4-8- cells, as determined by flow cytometry). The TCRαβ+CD4-8-T cells were detected at a mean frequency of 0.63 ± 0.35 % (mean ± standard deviation) in peripheral blood TCRαβ+ cells of 119 normal persons. Two unusual cases besides the 119 normal persons showed extremely elevated frequencies of TCRαβ+CD4-8-T cells, viz., approximately 5 % to 10 % and 14 % to 19 % in whole TCRαβ+ cells. Both individuals were males who were otherwise physiologically quite normal with no history of severe illness, and these high frequencies were also observed in blood samples collected 2 or 8 years prior to the current measurements. The TCRαβ+CD4-8-T cells of the two individuals were found to express mature T-cell markers such as CD2,3, and 5 antigens, as well as natural killer (NK) cell markers, viz., CD11b, 16, 56, and 57 antigens, when peripheral blood lymphocytes were subjected to three-color flow cytometry. Lectin-dependent or redirected antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicities were observed for both freshly sorted TCRαβ+CD4-8- cells and in vitro established clones. Nevertheless, NK-like activity was not detected. Further, Southern blot analysis of TCRβ and γ genes revealed identical rearrangement patterns for all the TCRαβ+CD4-8- clones established in vitro. These results suggest that the TCRαβ+CD4-8-T cells from these two mean exhibit unique characteristics and proliferate clonally in vivo. (author)

  6. Dysregulation of complement system and CD4+ T cell activation pathways implicated in allergic response.

    Alexessander Couto Alves

    Full Text Available Allergy is a complex disease that is likely to involve dysregulated CD4+ T cell activation. Here we propose a novel methodology to gain insight into how coordinated behaviour emerges between disease-dysregulated pathways in response to pathophysiological stimuli. Using peripheral blood mononuclear cells of allergic rhinitis patients and controls cultured with and without pollen allergens, we integrate CD4+ T cell gene expression from microarray data and genetic markers of allergic sensitisation from GWAS data at the pathway level using enrichment analysis; implicating the complement system in both cellular and systemic response to pollen allergens. We delineate a novel disease network linking T cell activation to the complement system that is significantly enriched for genes exhibiting correlated gene expression and protein-protein interactions, suggesting a tight biological coordination that is dysregulated in the disease state in response to pollen allergen but not to diluent. This novel disease network has high predictive power for the gene and protein expression of the Th2 cytokine profile (IL-4, IL-5, IL-10, IL-13 and of the Th2 master regulator (GATA3, suggesting its involvement in the early stages of CD4+ T cell differentiation. Dissection of the complement system gene expression identifies 7 genes specifically associated with atopic response to pollen, including C1QR1, CFD, CFP, ITGB2, ITGAX and confirms the role of C3AR1 and C5AR1. Two of these genes (ITGB2 and C3AR1 are also implicated in the network linking complement system to T cell activation, which comprises 6 differentially expressed genes. C3AR1 is also significantly associated with allergic sensitisation in GWAS data.

  7. Direct ex vivo detection of HLA-DR3-restricted cytomegalovirus- and Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific CD4+ T cells.

    Bronke, Corine; Palmer, Nanette M; Westerlaken, Geertje H A; Toebes, Mireille; van Schijndel, Gijs M W; Purwaha, Veenu; van Meijgaarden, Krista E; Schumacher, Ton N M; van Baarle, Debbie; Tesselaar, Kiki; Geluk, Annemieke


    In order to detect epitope-specific CD4+ T cells in mycobacterial or viral infections in the context of human class II major histocompatibility complex protein human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DR3, two HLA-DR3 tetrameric molecules were successfully produced. One contained an immunodominant HLA-DR3-restricted T-cell epitope derived from the 65-kDa heat-shock protein of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, peptide 1-13. For the other tetramer, we used an HLA-DR3-restricted T-cell epitope derived from cytomegalovirus (CMV) pp65 lower matrix protein, peptide 510-522, which induced high levels of interferon (IFN)-gamma-producing CD4+ T cells in three of four HLA-DR3-positive CMV-seropositive individuals up to 0.84% of CD4+ T cells by intracellular cytokine staining. In peripheral blood mononuclear cells from M. tuberculosis-exposed, Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-vaccinated, or CMV-seropositive individuals, we were able to directly detect with both tetramers epitope-specific T cells up to 0.62% and 0.45% of the CD4+ T-cell population reactive to M. tuberculosis and CMV, respectively. After a 6-day culture with peptide p510-522, the frequency of CMV-specific tetramer-binding T cells was expanded up to 9.90% tetramer+ CFSElow (5,6-carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinimidyl ester) cells within the CD4+ T-cell population, further confirming the specificity of the tetrameric molecules. Thus, HLA-DR3/peptide tetrameric molecules can be used to investigate HLA-DR3-restricted antigen-specific CD4+ T cells in clinical disease or after vaccination. PMID:16360834

  8. Human mesenchymal stem cells elevate CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells of asthmatic patients via heme oxygenase-1.

    Li, Jian-guo; Zhuan-sun, Yong-xun; Wen, Bing; Wu, Hao; Huang, Feng-ting; Ghimire, Hridaya bibhu; Ran, Pi-xin


    Up-regulation of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells (Tregs) is a new target in the treatment of asthma. Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells can up-regulate CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells in vitro, meanwhile, heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) plays an important role in the development and maintenance of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells. However the mechanism has not yet been adequately understood. Hence, we wondered what effect of Heme Oxygenase-1 made on regulation of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells mediated by mesenchymal stem cells. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells isolated from asthmatic patients and healthy controls were co-cultured with human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells which were pretreated with Hemin (the revulsive of Heme Oxygenase-1), Protoporphyrin Ⅸ zinc (the inhibitor of Heme Oxygenase-1) and saline. The expression of Heme Oxygenase-1 in MSCs was enhanced by Hemin and inhibited by Protoporphyrin  zinc in vitro. Overexpression of Heme Oxygenase-1 elevated the proportion of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells in CD4+ T cells, meanwhile, inhibition of Heme Oxygenase-1 decreased the proportion of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells in CD4+ T cells as compared with mesenchymal stem cells alone. Taken together, these data demonstrated that Heme Oxygenase-1 contributed to the up-regulation of CD4+CD25+CD127low/- regulatory T cells mediated by mesenchymal stem cells in asthma.  PMID:23893806

  9. Schistosoma haematobium infection and CD4+ T-cell levels: a cross-sectional study of young South African women.

    Elisabeth Kleppa

    Full Text Available Schistosoma (S. haematobium causes urogenital schistosomiasis and has been hypothesized to adversely impact HIV transmission and progression. On the other hand it has been hypothesized that HIV could influence the manifestations of schistosomiasis. In this cross-sectional study, we explored the association between urogenital S. haematobium infection and CD4 cell counts in 792 female high-school students from randomly selected schools in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We also investigated the association between low CD4 cell counts in HIV positive women and the number of excreted schistosome eggs in urine. Sixteen percent were HIV positive and 31% had signs of urogenital schistosomiasis (as determined by genital sandy patches and / or abnormal blood vessels on ectocervix / vagina by colposcopy or presence of eggs in urine. After stratifying for HIV status, participants with and without urogenital schistosomiasis had similar CD4 cell counts. Furthermore, there was no significant difference in prevalence of urogenital schistosomiasis in HIV positive women with low and high CD4 cell counts. There was no significant difference in the number of eggs excreted in urine when comparing HIV positive and HIV negative women. Our findings indicate that urogenital schistosomiasis do not influence the number of circulating CD4 cells.

  10. Interleukin-2 Enhances the Regulatory Functions of CD4(+)T Cell-Derived CD4(-)CD8(-) Double Negative T Cells.

    Cong, Min; Liu, Tianhui; Tian, Dan; Guo, Hongbo; Wang, Ping; Liu, Kai; Lin, Jun; Tian, Yue; Shi, Wen; You, Hong; Jia, Jidong; Zhang, Dong


    CD4(+) T cells can be converted to CD4(-)CD8(-) double negative T cells (DN T cells) under appropriate conditions, and IL-2 enhanced the conversion. Here, we investigated the effect of IL-2 on the proliferation and function of converted DN T cells in vitro and in vivo. DN T cells were hyporesponsive when restimulated by mature dendritic cells (mDCs), IL-2 completely restored their responsiveness in vitro. In addition, IL-2 increased the resistance of DN T cells to apoptosis in vivo. DN T cells profoundly inhibited the proliferation of CD4(+)CD25(-) T effector cells triggered by mDCs in vitro, and this suppression was further enhanced by IL-2. Adoptively transferring of DN T cells, in combination with IL-2, inhibited the proliferation and enhanced apoptosis of alloreactive CD4(+) T cells, which resulted in significant prolongation of skin allograft survival time. Perforin plays a key role in the enhancement of DN T cells immune regulation by IL-2. In conclusion, we elucidated that IL-2 promoted DN T cell proliferation and suppressive function. The combination of DN T cells and exogenous IL-2 may represent a novel therapy in the clinical setting to prevent allograft rejection and induce immune tolerance. PMID:27135902

  11. Mannose-Capped Lipoarabinomannan from Mycobacterium tuberculosis Induces CD4+ T Cell Anergy via GRAIL.

    Sande, Obondo J; Karim, Ahmad F; Li, Qing; Ding, Xuedong; Harding, Clifford V; Rojas, Roxana E; Boom, W Henry


    Mycobacterium tuberculosis cell wall glycolipid, lipoarabinomannan, can inhibit CD4(+) T cell activation by downregulating the phosphorylation of key proximal TCR signaling molecules: Lck, CD3ζ, ZAP70, and LAT. Inhibition of proximal TCR signaling can result in T cell anergy, in which T cells are inactivated following an Ag encounter, yet remain viable and hyporesponsive. We tested whether mannose-capped lipoarabinomannan (LAM)-induced inhibition of CD4(+) T cell activation resulted in CD4(+) T cell anergy. The presence of LAM during primary stimulation of P25 TCR-transgenic murine CD4(+) T cells with M. tuberculosis Ag85B peptide resulted in decreased proliferation and IL-2 production. P25 TCR-transgenic CD4(+) T cells primed in the presence of LAM also exhibited decreased response upon restimulation with Ag85B. The T cell anergic state persisted after the removal of LAM. Hyporesponsiveness to restimulation was not due to apoptosis, generation of Foxp3-positive regulatory T cells, or inhibitory cytokines. Acquisition of the anergic phenotype correlated with upregulation of gene related to anergy in lymphocytes (GRAIL) protein in CD4(+) T cells. Inhibition of human CD4(+) T cell activation by LAM also was associated with increased GRAIL expression. Small interfering RNA-mediated knockdown of GRAIL before LAM treatment abrogated LAM-induced hyporesponsiveness. In addition, exogenous IL-2 reversed defective proliferation by downregulating GRAIL expression. These results demonstrate that LAM upregulates GRAIL to induce anergy in Ag-reactive CD4(+) T cells. Induction of CD4(+) T cell anergy by LAM may represent one mechanism by which M. tuberculosis evades T cell recognition. PMID:26667170

  12. Transcriptional characteristics of CD4+ T cells in young asthmatic children: RORC and FOXP3 axis

    Hamzaoui A


    Full Text Available Agnes Hamzaoui1,2,*, Haïfa Maalmi1,*, Anissa Berraïes1,2, Hanadi Abid1,2, Jamel Ammar1,2, Kamel Hamzaoui11Department of Pediatrics and Respiratory Disease, Homeostasis and Cell Dysfunction Unit Research, Abderrahman Mami Hospital, Ariana, Tunisia; 2Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia *These authors contributed to this work equallyBackground: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder, hypothetically caused by autoreactive Th2 cells, whereas Th1 and regulatory T cells may confer protection. The development of Th subpopulations is dependent on the expression of lineage-specific transcription factors.Purpose: This study aimed to assess the balance of CD4+ T cell populations in asthmatic children.Methods: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC mRNA expression was assessed in 30 asthmatic children (18 patients with mild asthma and 12 with moderate asthma. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR quantified TBX21, GATA-3, RORC, FOXP3, and EBI3 mRNA expression. Intracellular cytokine expression of IL-2, IL-4, IL-10, and IFN-γ in CD4+ T cells in asthmatic children was measured by flow cytometry. IL-6 and IL-17 cytokines were assessed in serum by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA.Results: A significant increase was found in the percentage of CD4+ and CD8+ T cell-producing IL-4, IL-6, and IL-17. A decreased percentage of CD4+ producing IFN-γ in asthmatic children was found. Expression of GATA-3 (Th2, retinoid-related orphan receptor C (RORC (Th17, and EBI3 were increased in asthmatic patients compared to healthy controls. Expression of FOXP3 (Treg and TBX21 (Th1 were decreased (P < 0.0001 and P < 0.0001 in asthmatic children. Analysis of transcription factor ratios revealed an increase in the RORC/FOXP3 (P = 0.0001, and a significant decrease of TBX21/GATA-3 (P = 0.0001 ratios in patients with asthma.Conclusion: Young asthmatics were characterized by increased IL-4 production and low IFN-γ synthesis. The

  13. Cell death by pyroptosis drives CD4 T-cell depletion in HIV-1 infection

    Doitsh, Gilad; Galloway, Nicole L. K.; Geng, Xin; Yang, Zhiyuan; Monroe, Kathryn M.; Zepeda, Orlando; Hunt, Peter W.; Hatano, Hiroyu; Sowinski, Stefanie; Muñoz-Arias, Isa; Greene, Warner C.


    The pathway causing CD4 T-cell death in HIV-infected hosts remains poorly understood although apoptosis has been proposed as a key mechanism. We now show that caspase-3-mediated apoptosis accounts for the death of only a small fraction of CD4 T cells corresponding to those that are both activated and productively infected. The remaining over 95% of quiescent lymphoid CD4 T cells die by caspase-1-mediated pyroptosis triggered by abortive viral infection. Pyroptosis corresponds to an intensely inflammatory form of programmed cell death in which cytoplasmic contents and pro-inflammatory cytokines, including IL-1β, are released. This death pathway thus links the two signature events in HIV infection--CD4 T-cell depletion and chronic inflammation--and creates a pathogenic vicious cycle in which dying CD4 T cells release inflammatory signals that attract more cells to die. This cycle can be broken by caspase 1 inhibitors shown to be safe in humans, raising the possibility of a new class of `anti-AIDS' therapeutics targeting the host rather than the virus.

  14. Development of Virus-Specific CD4+ and CD8+ Regulatory T Cells Induced by Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection

    Wang, Fang; Chi, Jing; Peng, Guangyong; Zhou, Feng; Wang, Jinfeng; Li, Lingyun; Feng, Dongju; Xie, Fangyi; Gu, Bin; Qin, Jian; CHEN, YUN; Yao, Kun


    Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is an important immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory virus. The mechanisms by which HHV-6 establishes latency and immunosuppression in its host are not well understood. Here we characterized HHV-6-specific T cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from HHV-6-infected donors. Our results showed that HHV-6 infection could induce both CD4+ and CD8+ HHV-6-specific regulatory T (Treg) cells. These HHV-6-specific Treg cells had potent suppressive activity a...

  15. Bioenergetics profile of CD4(+) T cells in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis subjects.

    De Riccardis, Lidia; Rizzello, Antonia; Ferramosca, Alessandra; Urso, Emanuela; De Robertis, Francesca; Danieli, Antonio; Giudetti, Anna Maria; Trianni, Giorgio; Zara, Vincenzo; Maffia, Michele


    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. There are four clinical forms of MS, the most common of which is characterized by a relapsing remitting course (RRMS). The etiology of MS is unknown, but many studies suggested that genetic, environmental and infectious agents may contribute to the development of this disease. In experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the animal model for MS, it has been shown that CD4(+) T cells play a key role in MS pathogenesis. In fact, these cells are able to cross the blood-brain barrier and cause axonal damage with neuronal death. T cell activation critically depends on mitochondrial ATP synthesis and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. Interestingly, lots of studies linked the oxidative damage arising from mitochondrial changes to neurodegenerative disorders, such as MS. Based on these evidences, this work focused on the metabolic reprogramming of CD4(+) T cells in MS subjects, being this cell population directly implicated in pathogenesis of disease, paying attention to mitochondrial function and response to oxidative stress. Such aspects, once clarified, may open new opportunities for a therapeutic metabolic modulation of MS disorder. PMID:25701681

  16. Cooperativity of HIV-Specific Cytolytic CD4 T Cells and CD8 T Cells in Control of HIV Viremia

    Johnson, Susan; Eller, Michael; Teigler, Jeffrey E.; Maloveste, Sebastien M.; Schultz, Bruce T.; Soghoian, Damien Z.; Lu, Richard; Oster, Alexander F.; Chenine, Agnès-Laurence; Alter, Galit; Dittmer, Ulf; Marovich, Mary; Merlin L Robb; Michael, Nelson L.; Bolton, Diane


    CD4+ T cells play a pivotal role in the control of chronic viral infections. Recently, nontraditional CD4+ T cell functions beyond helper effects have been described, and a role for cytolytic CD4+ T cells in the control of HIV infection has been suggested. We define here the transcriptional, phenotypic, and functional profiles of HIV-specific cytolytic CD4+ T cells. Fluidigm BioMark and multiparameter flow cytometric analysis of HIV-specific cytolytic CD4+ T cells revealed a distinct transcri...

  17. High proportions of CD4⁺ T cells among residual bone marrow T cells in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia are associated with favorable early responses.

    Lustfeld, Imke; Altvater, Bianca; Ahlmann, Martina; Ligges, Sandra; Brinkrolf, Peter; Rosemann, Annegret; Moericke, Anja; Rossig, Claudia


    Residual nonmalignant T cells in the bone marrow of patients with acute leukemias may be involved in active immune responses to leukemic cells. Here, we investigated the phenotypic signature of T cells present at diagnosis in 39 pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated within standardized ALL-BFM study protocols. Previously described age associations of lymphocyte subpopulations in the peripheral blood of healthy children were reproduced in leukemic bone marrow. Analysis of individual lymphocyte parameters and risk-associated variables using univariate linear regression models revealed a correlation of higher CD4/CD8 ratios at diagnosis with a favorable bone marrow response on day 15. Separate analysis of CD4cells with the CD4⁺CD25(hi)FoxP3⁺ T(reg) cell phenotype showed that the association was caused by non-T(reg) CD4cells. The association of higher CD4/CD8 ratios with a favorable bone marrow response on day 15 of treatment persisted in a cohort extended to 69 patients. We conclude that CD4⁺ non-T(reg) cells in leukemic bone marrow at diagnosis may have a role in early response to treatment. Prospective analysis of the CD4/CD8 ratio in a large cohort of pediatric patients is now needed. Moreover, future experiments will establish the functional role of the individual T cell subsets in immune control in pediatric ALL. PMID:24021585

  18. Detection and Significance of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Regulatory T Cells in Individuals with Severe Aplastic Anemia

    Weiwei Qi


    Full Text Available Objective: To investigate the relationship between CD4+CD25+CD127dim regulatory T cells (Tregs and immune imbalance in acquired severe aplastic anemia (SAA. Materials and Methods: The quantity of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs in 44 SAA patients and 23 normal controls was measured by flow cytometry. Correlations between Tregs and T cell subsets, dendritic cell (DC subsets, granulocyte counts, and percentage of reticulocytes (RET% were analyzed. Results: The percentage of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs of untreated patients was lower than in recovery patients and normal controls (0.83±0.44% vs. 2.91±1.24% and 2.18±0.55%, respectively, p<0.05. The percentage of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs in CD4+ T lymphocytes of recovery patients was higher than that of untreated patients and normal controls (9.39±3.51% vs. 7.61±5.3% and 6.83±1.4%, respectively, p<0.05. The percentage of CD4+ T lymphocytes in PBLs of untreated patients was lower than in recovery patients and normal controls (13.55±7.37% vs. 31.82±8.43% and 32.12±5.88%, respectively, p<0.05. T cell subset (CD4+/CD8+ ratio was 0.41±0.24 in untreated patients, which was lower than in recovery patients (1.2±0.4 and normal controls (1.11±0.23 (p<0.05. DC subset (myeloid DC/plasmacytoid DC ratio, DC1/DC2 ratio was 3.08±0.72 in untreated patients, which was higher than in recovery patients (1.61±0.49 and normal controls (1.39±0.36 (p<0.05. The percentage of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs in PBLs was positively associated with T cell subset (r=0.955, p<0.01 and negatively associated with DC subset (r=-0.765, p<0.01. There were significant positive correlations between CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs/PBL and granulocyte counts and RET% (r=0.739 and r=0.749, respectively, p<0.01. Conclusion: The decrease of CD4+CD25+CD127dim Tregs in SAA patients may cause excessive functioning of T lymphocytes and thus lead to hematopoiesis failure in SAA.

  19. Regulatory T cells diminish transmission of HIV from Dendritic cells to conventional CD4+ T cells

    Maria Eugenia Moreno-Fernandez; Joedicke, Jara J; Claire Anne Chougnet


    Formation of immunological synapses between dendritic cells (DC) and conventional CD4+ T cells (Tcon) is critical for productive immune responses. However, when DCs are HIV-infected such synapses are critical to establish HIV infection. As regulatory T cells (Treg) control DC-Tcon interactions, we inquired whether Treg might interfere with DC to Tcon HIV transmission. We developed a model, using monocyte-derived DC infected with R5-HIV, and cultured with Tcon in the presence or absence of a...

  20. Specific CD4+ T-Cell Reactivity and Cytokine Release in Different Clinical Presentations of Leptospirosis.

    Volz, Magdalena Sarah; Moos, Verena; Allers, Kristina; Luge, Enno; Mayer-Scholl, Anne; Nöckler, Karsten; Loddenkemper, Christoph; Jansen, Andreas; Schneider, Thomas


    Clinical manifestations of leptospirosis are highly variable: from asymptomatic to severe and potentially fatal. The outcome of the disease is usually determined in the immunological phase, beginning in the second week of symptoms. The underlying mechanisms, predictive factors, and individual immune responses that contribute to clinical variations are not well understood. The aim of this study was to determine the specifics of CD4(+) T-cell reactivity and cytokine release after stimulation with leptospiral antigens in patients with leptospirosis of different disease severities (patients with mild and severe symptoms) and in control subjects (with and without proven exposure to Leptospira). Whole-blood specimens were stimulated with Leptospira antigens in vitro. Subsequently, intracellular staining of cytokines was performed, and flow cytometry was used to assess the expression of CD40 ligand (CD40L) and the production of gamma interferon (IFN-γ), interleukin-10 (IL-10), IL-2, and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) by CD4(+) T cells. The production of inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α by CD4(+) T cells after stimulation with leptospiral antigens was highest in patients with severe disease. In contrast, the ratio of IL-10 production to TNF-α production was higher in exposed subjects than in patients with mild and severe disease. Levels of proinflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α may be useful markers of the severity of the immunological phase of leptospirosis. IL-10 production by T cells after antigen-specific stimulation may indicate a more successful downregulation of the inflammatory response and may contribute to an asymptomatic course of the disease. PMID:26491036

  1. CD4+ lymphoid tissue inducer cells promote innate immunity in the gut

    Sonnenberg, Gregory F.; Monticelli, Laurel A.; Elloso, M. Merle; Fouser, Lynette A.; Artis, David


    Fetal CD4+ lymphoid tissue inducer (LTi) cells play a critical role in the development of lymphoid-tissues. Recent studies identified that LTi cells persist in adults and are related to a heterogeneous population of innate lymphoid cells that have been implicated in inflammatory responses. However, whether LTi cells contribute to protective immunity remains poorly defined. We demonstrate that following infection with Citrobacter rodentium, CD4+ LTi cells were a dominant source of interleukin-...

  2. Modeling the Slow CD4+ T Cell Decline in HIV-Infected Individuals.

    Wang, Sunpeng; Hottz, Patricia; Schechter, Mauro; Rong, Libin


    The progressive loss of CD4+ T cell population is the hallmark of HIV-1 infection but the mechanism underlying the slow T cell decline remains unclear. Some recent studies suggested that pyroptosis, a form of programmed cell death triggered during abortive HIV infection, is associated with the release of inflammatory cytokines, which can attract more CD4+ T cells to be infected. In this paper, we developed mathematical models to study whether this mechanism can explain the time scale of CD4+ T cell decline during HIV infection. Simulations of the models showed that cytokine induced T cell movement can explain the very slow decline of CD4+ T cells within untreated patients. The long-term CD4+ T cell dynamics predicted by the models were shown to be consistent with available data from patients in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Highly active antiretroviral therapy has the potential to restore the CD4+ T cell population but CD4+ response depends on the effectiveness of the therapy, when the therapy is initiated, and whether there are drug sanctuary sites. The model also showed that chronic inflammation induced by pyroptosis may facilitate persistence of the HIV latent reservoir by promoting homeostatic proliferation of memory CD4+ cells. These results improve our understanding of the long-term T cell dynamics in HIV-1 infection, and support that new treatment strategies, such as the use of caspase-1 inhibitors that inhibit pyroptosis, may maintain the CD4+ T cell population and reduce the latent reservoir size. PMID:26709961

  3. CCL2 Increases X4-tropic HIV-1 Entry into Resting CD4+ T Cells*

    Campbell, Grant R.; Spector, Stephen A.


    During human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection, there is a strong positive correlation between CCL2 levels and HIV viral load. To determine whether CCL2 alters HIV-1 infection of resting CD4+ T cells, we infected purified resting CD4+ T cells after incubation with CCL2. We show that CCL2 up-regulates CXCR4 on resting CD4+ T cells in a CCR2-dependent mechanism, and that this augmentation of CXCR4 expression by CCL2 increases the ability of these cells to b...

  4. CD4(+) T cells producing interleukin (IL)-17, IL-22 and interferon-? are major effector T cells in nickel allergy

    Dyring Andersen, Beatrice; Skov, Lone; Løvendorf, Marianne B; Bzorek, Michael; Søndergaard, Knud; Lauritsen, Jens-Peter H; Dabelsteen, Sally Anne Malene; Geisler, Carsten; Bonefeld, Charlotte Menné


    Background It has been suggested that interleukin (IL)-17 and IL-22 play important roles in the elicitation of human allergic contact dermatitis; however, the frequencies of T cell subtypes producing IL-17 and IL-22 in human allergic contact dermatitis are unknown. Objectives To determine the...... frequencies of CD4(+) , CD8(+) and γδ T cells producing IL-17, IL-22 and interferon (IFN)-γ in the blood and skin from nickel-allergic patients. Patients/materials/methods Blood samples were collected from 14 patients and 17 controls, and analysed by flow cytometry. Biopsies were taken from 5 patients and 6......-allergic patients, there was massive cellular infiltration dominated by CD4(+) T cells producing IL-17, IL-22 and IFN-γ in nickel-challenged skin but not in vehicle-challenged skin. Conclusion CD4(+) T cells producing IL-17, IL-22 and IFN-γ are important effector cells in the eczematous reactions of nickel...

  5. CD4+ T-cell lines used to evaluate a Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) peptide vaccine

    Lybeck, Kari; Sjurseth, Siri K.; Al-Touama, Zainab;

    The aim of the study was to establish a protocol for generation of MAP-specific T-cell lines and to use these lines for evaluation of a peptide vaccine. A protocol for culturing T-cell lines from peripheral blood of goats naturally infected with MAP was established. CD4+ T cells were positively...... selected using an anti CD4 mAb and Dynabeads. Sorted CD4+ cells were cultivated with purified protein derivative from MAP (PPDj) or E. coli sonicate, IL-2, and IL-15. After two cultivation cycles, T cells were tested for recall responses in a proliferative T-cell assay. T-cell line responses were in...... antigens. T-cell lines were now generated by cultivating CD4+ cells with peptides instead of PPDj. Initially, both healthy and MAP-infected goats were vaccinated with 119 peptides defined by in silico analysis. Cellular responses to the peptides were not detected using standard IFN- γ plasma ELISA. However...

  6. Antigen-Specific CD4+ T Cells Recognize Epitopes of Protective Antigen following Vaccination with an Anthrax Vaccine

    Laughlin, Elsa M.; Miller, Joseph D.; James, Eddie; Fillos, Dimitri; Ibegbu, Chris C.; Mittler, Robert S.; Akondy, Rama; Kwok, William; Ahmed, Rafi; Nepom, Gerald,


    Detection of antigen-specific CD4+ T cells is facilitated by the use of fluorescently labeled soluble peptide-major histocompatibility complex (MHC) multimers which mirror the antigen specificity of T-cell receptor recognition. We have used soluble peptide-MHC class II tetramers containing peptides from the protective antigen (PA) of Bacillus anthracis to detect circulating T cells in peripheral blood of subjects vaccinated with an anthrax vaccine. PA-specific HLA class II-restricted T lympho...

  7. Cocaine Enhances HIV-1 Replication in CD4+ T Cells by Down-Regulating MiR-125b

    Mantri, Chinmay K.; Jui Pandhare Dash; Jyoti Velamarti Mantri; Dash, Chandravanu C. V.


    The main objective of this study was to examine effects of cocaine on HIV-1 replication in primary CD4+ T cells. Cocaine a commonly used drug among HIV-1 positive individuals serves as a cofactor for HIV-1 infection and progression to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Accumulating evidence suggest that cocaine increases HIV-1 replication in cell cultures, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and animal models. Intriguingly, there are no studies on cocaine-induced alterations in...

  8. TSLP and IL-7 use two different mechanisms to regulate human CD4+ T cell homeostasis.

    Lu, Ning; Wang, Yi-Hong; Wang, Yui-Hsi; Arima, Kazuhiko; Hanabuchi, Shino; Liu, Yong-Jun


    Whether thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) directly induces potent human CD4(+) T cell proliferation and Th2 differentiation is unknown. We report that resting and activated CD4(+) T cells expressed high levels of IL-7 receptor a chain but very low levels of TSLP receptor (TSLPR) when compared with levels expressed in myeloid dendritic cells (mDCs). This was confirmed by immunohistology and flow cytometry analyses showing that only a subset of mDCs, with more activated phenotypes, expressed TSLPR in human tonsils in vivo. IL-7 induced strong STAT1, -3, and -5 activation and promoted the proliferation of naive CD4(+) T cells in the presence of anti-CD3 and anti-CD28 monoclonal antibodies, whereas TSLP induced weak STAT5 activation, associated with marginally improved cell survival and proliferation, but failed to induce cell expansion and Th2 differentiation. The effect of TSLP on enhancing strong human T cell proliferation was observed only when sorted naive CD4(+) T cells were cultured with mDCs at levels as low as 0.5%. TSLP could only induce naive CD4(+) T cells to differentiate into Th2 cells in the presence of allogeneic mDCs. These results demonstrate that IL-7 and TSLP use different mechanisms to regulate human CD4(+) T cell homeostasis. PMID:19770269

  9. Factors influencing CD4 cell count in HIV-positive pregnant women in a secondary health center in Lagos, Nigeria

    Akinbami AA


    Full Text Available Akinsegun A Akinbami,1 Abidoye Gbadegesin,2 Sarah O Ajibola,3 Ebele I Uche,1 Adedoyin O Dosunmu,1 Adewumi Adediran,4 Adekunle Sobande2 1Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, 2Department Of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, Lagos State University, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria; 3Department of Haematology and Immunology, Ben-Carson School of Medicine, Babcock University, Ilisan, Ogun State, Nigeria; 4Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria Background: Immunity in pregnancy is physiologically compromised, and this may affect CD4 count levels. It is well-established that several factors affect CD4 count level in pregnancy. This study aimed to determine the mean and reference range of CD4 count in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-positive pregnant women in Lagos, Nigeria. Methods: A retrospective study was carried out at antenatal clinics of the Maternal and Child Center of a secondary health center in Lagos State, Nigeria. Records of HIV-positive pregnant women at various gestational ages, including CD4+ cell count at booking, packed cell volume (PCV at booking and labor, gestational age at delivery, and infant weight and sex were retrieved. The descriptive data was given as mean ± standard deviation (SD. Pearson's chi-squared test and correlation were used for analytical assessment. Results: Data were retrieved for a total of 143 patients. The mean age was 31.15±3.78 years. The mean PCV was 31.01%±3.79% at booking and 30.49%±4.80% during labor. The mean CD4 count was 413.87±212.09 cells/µL, with a range of 40 to 1,252 cells/µL. The mean infant weight was 3.05±0.45 kg, with a range of 2 to 5 kg. Age of the mother, gestational age, and PCV at booking were not statistically significantly associated with CD4 count. Conclusion: Maternal age, gestational age, and PCV at booking had no significant effects on CD4+ cell count levels in

  10. Cocaine enhances HIV-1 replication in CD4+ T cells by down-regulating MiR-125b.

    Chinmay K Mantri

    Full Text Available The main objective of this study was to examine effects of cocaine on HIV-1 replication in primary CD4+ T cells. Cocaine a commonly used drug among HIV-1 positive individuals serves as a cofactor for HIV-1 infection and progression to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS. Accumulating evidence suggest that cocaine increases HIV-1 replication in cell cultures, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs and animal models. Intriguingly, there are no studies on cocaine-induced alterations in HIV-1 replication in primary CD4+ T cells that serve as the main targets for HIV-1 replication in vivo. In this report, we demonstrate cocaine-induced enhancement of HIV-1 replication in primary CD4+ T cells isolated from human PBMCs. To decipher a potential mechanism, we examined whether cocaine targets the innate antiviral immunity of CD4+ T cells mediated by cellular microRNAs (miRNAs. This is because recently a network of anti-HIV miRNAs in CD4+ T cells is highlighted to suppress viral replication. Our genome wide miRNA expression analysis indicated downregulation of several anti-HIV miRNAs (miR-28, miR-125b, miR-150, miR-223, and miR-382 in cocaine treated CD4+ T cells. However, our real-time quantitative PCR analysis revealed significant downregulation of miR-125b only. Our results illustrated that miR-125b knockdown enhances HIV-1 replication, whereas overexpression of miR-125b decreases HIV-1 replication in these cells. Therefore, we believe miR-125b is a key player for the cocaine induced enhancement of HIV-1 replication in CD4+ T cells. Since, miR-125b targets the 3' UTR regions of HIV-1 transcripts and inhibits viral protein translation, our data suggest modulation of post entry steps of HIV-1 by cocaine. Given that a plethora of studies suggest that cocaine regulates HIV entry, our results implicate a potentially novel mechanism by which cocaine can increase viral replication in CD4+ T cells.

  11. Natural CD4+ T-cell responses against indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase.

    Shamaila Munir

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO contributes to immune tolerance in a variety of settings. In cancer IDO is expressed within the tumor itself as well as in antigen-presenting cells in tumor-draining lymph nodes, where it endorses the establishment of peripheral immune tolerance to tumor antigens. Recently, we described cytotoxic CD8(+ T-cell reactivity towards IDO-derived peptides. METHODS AND FINDINGS: In the present study, we show that CD4(+ helper T cells additionally spontaneously recognize IDO. Hence, we scrutinized the vicinity of the previously described HLA-A*0201-restricted IDO-epitope for CD4(+ T-cell epitopes. We demonstrated the presence of naturally occurring IDO-specific CD4(+ T cells in cancer patients and to a lesser extent in healthy donors by cytokine release ELISPOT. IDO-reactive CD4(+ T cells released IFN-γ, TNF-α, as well as IL-17. We confirm HLA class II-restriction by the addition of HLA class II specific blocking antibodies. In addition, we detected a trend between class I- and class II-restricted IDO responses and detected an association between IDO-specific CD4(+ T cells and CD8(+ CMV-responses. Finally, we could detect IL-10 releasing IDO-reactive CD4(+ T cells. CONCLUSION: IDO is spontaneously recognized by HLA class II-restricted, CD4(+ T cells in cancer patients and in healthy individuals. IDO-specific T cells may participate in immune-regulatory networks where the activation of pro-inflammatory IDO-specific CD4(+ responses may well overcome or delay the immune suppressive actions of the IDO-protein, which are otherwise a consequence of the early expression of IDO in maturing antigen presenting cells. In contrast, IDO-specific regulatory T cells may enhance IDO-mediated immune suppression.

  12. Role of Gag and lipids during HIV-1 assembly in CD4 T cells and Macrophages

    DelphineMMuriaux; PhilippeBenaroch


    HIV-1 is an RNA enveloped virus that preferentially infects CD4+ T lymphocytes and also macrophages. In CD4+ T cells, HIV-1 mainly buds from the host cell plasma membrane. The viral Gag polyprotein targets the plasma membrane and is the orchestrator of the HIV assembly as its expression is sufficient to promote the formation of virus-like particles particles carrying a lipidic envelope deriving from the host cell membrane. Certain lipids are enriched in the viral...

  13. The AKT–mTOR axis regulates de novo differentiation of CD4+Foxp3+ cells

    Haxhinasto, Sokol; Mathis, Diane; Benoist, Christophe


    CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T (T reg) cells play an essential role in maintaining immunological tolerance via their suppressive function on conventional CD4+ T (Tconv) cells. Repertoire studies suggest that distinct T cell receptor signaling pathways lead to T reg differentiation, but the signals that regulate T reg specification are largely unknown. We identify AKT as a strong repressor of entry into the T reg phenotype in vitro and in vivo. A constitutively active allele of AKT substantially dimi...

  14. 支气管哮喘患者外周血CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞水平及Foxp3 mRNA表达的分析%CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells and expressions of forkhead/winged helix transcription factor ( Foxp 3 ) mRNA in peripheral blood of patients with asthma

    薛克营; 周咏明; 熊盛道; 熊维宁


    目的 观察支气管哮喘(哮喘)患者外周血单个核细胞(PBMCs)中CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)水平及叉状头/翅膀状螺旋转录因子(Foxp3)mRNA表达的变化,探讨CD4+ CD25+ Treg在哮喘发病中的作用.方法采用流式细胞仪检测78例哮喘患者(急性发作期组30例,慢性持续期组25例,缓解期组23例)和29例健康志愿者(正常对照组)PBMCs中CD4+ CD25+ Treg的比例;反转录-聚合酶链反应(RT-PCR)检测PBMCs中Foxp3 mRNA的表达.结果 急性发作期组和慢性持续期组PBMCs中CD4+ CD25+ Treg的比例及Foxp3 mRNA的表达明显低于缓解期组和正常对照组(P<0.05);缓解期组CD4+ CD25+ Treg的比例及Foxp3 mRNA的表达虽亦低于正常对照组,但差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);急性发作期组CD4+ CD25+ Treg的比例及Foxp3 mRNA的表达低于慢性持续期组(P<0.05).结论 哮喘患者外周血中具有免疫抑制活性的CD4+ CD25+ Treg数量减少,功能下降,可能参与哮喘的发生和发展.

  15. Temporal expression of bacterial proteins instructs host CD4 T cell expansion and Th17 development.

    Seung-Joo Lee


    Full Text Available Pathogens can substantially alter gene expression within an infected host depending on metabolic or virulence requirements in different tissues, however, the effect of these alterations on host immunity are unclear. Here we visualized multiple CD4 T cell responses to temporally expressed proteins in Salmonella-infected mice. Flagellin-specific CD4 T cells expanded and contracted early, differentiated into Th1 and Th17 lineages, and were enriched in mucosal tissues after oral infection. In contrast, CD4 T cells responding to Salmonella Type-III Secretion System (TTSS effectors steadily accumulated until bacterial clearance was achieved, primarily differentiated into Th1 cells, and were predominantly detected in systemic tissues. Thus, pathogen regulation of antigen expression plays a major role in orchestrating the expansion, differentiation, and location of antigen-specific CD4 T cells in vivo.

  16. Human cerebrospinal fluid contains CD4+ memory T cells expressing gut- or skin-specific trafficking determinants: relevance for immunotherapy

    Campbell James J


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Circulating memory T cells can be divided into tissue-specific subsets, which traffic through distinct tissue compartments during physiologic immune surveillance, based on their expression of adhesion molecules and chemokine receptors. We reasoned that a bias (either enrichment or depletion of CSF T cell expression of known organ-specific trafficking determinants might suggest that homing of T cells to the subarachnoid space could be governed by a CNS-specific adhesion molecule or chemokine receptor. Results The expression of cutaneous leukocyte antigen (CLA and CC-chemokine receptor 4 (CCR4; associated with skin-homing as well as the expression of integrin α4β7 and CCR9 (associated with gut-homing was analyzed on CD4+ memory T cells in CSF from individuals with non-inflammatory neurological diseases using flow cytometry. CSF contained similar proportions of CD4+ memory T cells expressing CLA, CCR4, integrin α4β7 and CCR9 as paired blood samples. Conclusion The results extend our previous findings that antigen-experienced CD4+ memory T cells traffic through the CSF in proportion to their abundance in the peripheral circulation. Furthermore, the ready access of skin- and gut-homing CD4+ memory T cells to the CNS compartment via CSF has implications for the mechanisms of action of immunotherapeutic strategies, such as oral tolerance or therapeutic immunization, where immunogens are administered using an oral or subcutaneous route.

  17. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 DNA Sequences Genetically Damaged by Hypermutation Are Often Abundant in Patient Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells and May Be Generated during Near-Simultaneous Infection and Activation of CD4+ T Cells

    Janini, Mario; Rogers, Melissa; Birx, Deborah R.; McCutchan, Francine E.


    G-to-A hypermutation has been sporadically observed in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) proviral sequences from patient peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and virus cultures but has not been systematically evaluated. PCR primers matched to normal and hypermutated sequences were used in conjunction with an agarose gel electrophoresis system incorporating an AT-binding dye to visualize, separate, clone, and sequence hypermutated and normal sequences in the 297-bp HIV-1 proteas...

  18. Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia with giant cell arteritis and pulmonary mucormycosis

    Ryan A. Denu


    Full Text Available Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL is characterized by a low CD4+ lymphocyte count in the absence of HIV or other underlying etiologies. We report a case of a 57-year old man with ICL and giant cell arteritis (GCA who developed pulmonary mucormycosis, which, to our knowledge, is the first report of these occurring in a patient with ICL. Abnormally low total lymphocyte or CD4+ cell counts occurring in patients with autoimmune disorders should alert clinicians to the possibility of ICL. Immunosuppressive treatment should be used with caution in this context.

  19. Nuclear retention of multiply spliced HIV-1 RNA in resting CD4+ T cells.

    Kara G Lassen


    Full Text Available HIV-1 latency in resting CD4+ T cells represents a major barrier to virus eradication in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART. We describe here a novel post-transcriptional block in HIV-1 gene expression in resting CD4+ T cells from patients on HAART. This block involves the aberrant localization of multiply spliced (MS HIV-1 RNAs encoding the critical positive regulators Tat and Rev. Although these RNAs had no previously described export defect, we show that they exhibit strict nuclear localization in resting CD4+ T cells from patients on HAART. Overexpression of the transcriptional activator Tat from non-HIV vectors allowed virus production in these cells. Thus, the nuclear retention of MS HIV-1 RNA interrupts a positive feedback loop and contributes to the non-productive nature of infection of resting CD4+ T cells. To define the mechanism of nuclear retention, proteomic analysis was used to identify proteins that bind MS HIV-1 RNA. Polypyrimidine tract binding protein (PTB was identified as an HIV-1 RNA-binding protein differentially expressed in resting and activated CD4+ T cells. Overexpression of PTB in resting CD4+ T cells from patients on HAART allowed cytoplasmic accumulation of HIV-1 RNAs. PTB overexpression also induced virus production by resting CD4+ T cells. Virus culture experiments showed that overexpression of PTB in resting CD4+ T cells from patients on HAART allowed release of replication-competent virus, while preserving a resting cellular phenotype. Whether through effects on RNA export or another mechanism, the ability of PTB to reverse latency without inducing cellular activation is a result with therapeutic implications.

  20. B Cells Regulate CD4+ T cell Responses to Papain Following BCR-Independent Papain Uptake

    Dwyer, Daniel F.; Woodruff, Matthew C.; Carroll, Michael C.; Austen, K. Frank; Gurish, Michael F.


    Papain, a cysteine protease allergen with inherent adjuvant activity, induces potent IL4 expression by T cells in the popliteal lymph nodes (PLN) of mice following footpad immunization. Here we identify a novel, non-BCR mediated capacity for B cells to rapidly bind and internalize papain. B cells subsequently regulate the adaptive immune response by enhancing Inducible T cell Costimulator (ICOS) expression on CD4+ T cells and amplifying Th2 and T follicular helper induction. Antibody blockade...

  1. Circulating HIV-Specific Interleukin-21(+)CD4(+) T Cells Represent Peripheral Tfh Cells with Antigen-Dependent Helper Functions.

    Schultz, Bruce T; Teigler, Jeffrey E; Pissani, Franco; Oster, Alexander F; Kranias, Gregory; Alter, Galit; Marovich, Mary; Eller, Michael A; Dittmer, Ulf; Robb, Merlin L; Kim, Jerome H; Michael, Nelson L; Bolton, Diane; Streeck, Hendrik


    A central effort in HIV vaccine development is to generate protective broadly neutralizing antibodies, a process dependent on T follicular helper (Tfh) cells. The feasibility of using peripheral blood counterparts of lymph node Tfh cells to assess the immune response and the influence of viral and vaccine antigens on their helper functions remain obscure. We assessed circulating HIV-specific IL-21(+)CD4(+) T cells and showed transcriptional and phenotypic similarities to lymphoid Tfh cells, and hence representing peripheral Tfh (pTfh) cells. pTfh cells were functionally active and B cell helper quality differed depending on antigen specificity. Furthermore, we found higher frequency of pTfh cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cell specimens from the ALVAC+AIDSVAX (RV144) HIV vaccine trial associated with protective antibody responses compared to the non-protective DNA+Ad5 vaccine trial. Together, we identify IL-21(+)CD4(+) T cells as pTfh cells, implicating them as key populations in the generation of vaccine-evoked antibody responses. PMID:26795249

  2. 支气管哮喘患者外周血Th17、CD4+CD25+Treg细胞表达特征%The prevalence of blood Th17 and CD4+CD25+Treg cells in patients with bronchial asthma

    施宇衡; 时国朝; 万欢英; 蒋黎华; 艾香艳; 朱海星; 汤葳


    目的:探讨外周血Th17和CD4+CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)在支气管哮喘患者中的表达特征.方法:41例慢性持续期哮喘患者,分为间歇-轻度组(n=23)和中重度组(n=18),行肺功能检查和哮喘控制问卷(ACQ)调查,20例正常人作为对照.通过流式细胞术检测外周血Th17和CD4+CD25+Treg细胞的比例.ELISA检测血浆以及植物血凝素刺激24小时后外周血单个核细胞(PBMC)上清液中的IL-17、IL-10、TGF-β水平.结果:中重度哮喘组外周血Th17细胞比例及血浆IL-17水平高于间歇-轻度哮喘和正常人组,而外周血CD4+CD25+Foxp3+Treg细胞比例及血浆IL-10、TGF-β水平则降低.中重度哮喘组PBMC上清液中IL-17水平增高.哮喘患者FEV1(%预计值)与Th17细胞及血浆IL-17表达成负相关,与CD4+CD25+Treg表达成正相关.ACQ平均得分与Th17细胞和血浆IL-17表达成正相关,与外周血CD4+CD25+Treg表达成负相关.结论:中重度哮喘中外周血Th17细胞应答增强,而CD4+CD25+ Treg细胞缺乏,哮喘的严重程度及症状控制与外周血Th17/Treg免疫应答失衡密切相关.

  3. Methodologies for the analysis of HCV-specific CD4+ T cells

    Megha eLokhande


    Full Text Available Virus-specific CD4+ T cells play a major role in viral infections, such as hepatitis C virus (HCV. Viral clearance is associated with vigorous and multispecific CD4+ T cell responses, while chronic infection has been shown to be associated with weak or absent T cell responses. Most of these studies have used functional assays to analyse virus-specific CD4+ T cell responses; however, these and other detection methods have various limitations. Therefore, the important question of whether virus-specific CD4+ T cells are completely absent or primarily impaired in specific effector functions during chronic infection, has yet to be analysed in detail. A novel assay, in which virus-specific CD4+ T cell frequencies can be determined by de novo CD154 (CD40 ligand expression in response to viral antigens, can help to overcome some of the limitations of functional assays and restrictions of multimer-based methods. This and other current established methods for the detection of HCV-specific CD4+ T cells will be discussed in this review.

  4. HBV宫内感染新生儿外周血调节性T细胞表达%Detection and analysis of CD4 + CD25+ regulatory T cell in peripheral blood from newborns with HBV intrauterine infection

    高怡; 郭健; 付振东; 郝海燕; 刘明慧; 汪波; 丰淑英; 王素萍


    目的 探讨CD4+ CD25+调节性T细胞(Treg)在乙肝病毒(HBV)宫内感染新生儿外周血中的表达和意义.方法 选择乙肝表面抗原(HBsAg)阳性孕妇及其分娩新生儿79例,用酶联免疫吸附试验检测孕妇和新生儿外周血HBV标志物,实时荧光定量PCR检测母亲和新生儿外周血HBV DNA含量,用流式细胞仪检测新生儿外周血CD4+ CD25+ Treg和CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg水平.结果 宫内感染HBV新生儿外周血CD4+ CD25+Treg和CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg占CD4+T细胞比例分别为(10.57±2.25)%和(1.67±0.37)%,均高于未感染新生儿,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),随产妇HBV DNA载量增加,新生儿外周血CD4+ CD25+ Treg和CD4+CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg增加,CD4+ CD25+ Treg比例高于阴性组(P <0.05);CD4+CD25+ Treg和CD4+ CD25+Foxp3+ Treg均与产妇HBV DNA载量呈正相关(r=0.430、0.409,P<0.05).结论 Treg可能通过抑制机体细胞免疫反应影响乙肝病毒清除,新生儿HBV宫内感染可能与Treg表达上调有关.


    Gesham eMagombedze


    Full Text Available Vertebrates are constantly exposed to pathogens, and the adaptive immunity has most likely evolved to control and clear such infectious agents. CD4 T cells are the major players in the adaptive immune response to pathogens. Following recognition of pathogen-derived antigens naïve CD4 T cells differentiate into effectors which then control pathogen replication either directly by killing pathogen-infected cells or by assisting with generation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes or pathogen-specific antibodies. Pathogen-specific effector CD4 T cells are highly heterogeneous in terms of cytokines they produce. Three major subtypes of effector CD4 T cells have been identified: T-helper 1 (Th1 cells producing IFN-g and TNF-α, Th2 cells producing IL-4 and IL-10, and Th17 cells producing IL-17. How this heterogeneity is maintained and what regulates changes in effector T cell composition during chronic infections remains poorly understood. In this review we discuss recent advances in our understanding of CD4 T cell differentiation in response to microbial infections. We propose that a change in the phenotype of pathogen-specific effector CD4 T cells during chronic infections, for example, from Th1 to Th2 response as observed in Mycobacteriumavium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP infection of ruminants, can be achieved by conversion of T cells from one effector subset to another (cellular plasticity or due to differences in kinetics (differentiation, proliferation, death of different effector T cell subsets (population plasticity. We also shortly review mathematical models aimed at describing CD4 T cell differentiation and outline areas for future experimental and theoretical research.

  6. A dominant EV71-specific CD4+ T cell epitope is highly conserved among human enteroviruses.

    Ruicheng Wei

    Full Text Available CD4+ T cell-mediated immunity plays a central role in determining the immunopathogenesis of viral infections. However, the role of CD4+ T cells in EV71 infection, which causes hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD, has yet to be elucidated. We applied a sophisticated method to identify promiscuous CD4+ T cell epitopes contained within the sequence of the EV71 polyprotein. Fifteen epitopes were identified, and three of them are dominant ones. The most dominant epitope is highly conserved among enterovirus species, including HFMD-related coxsackieviruses, HFMD-unrelated echoviruses and polioviruses. Furthermore, the CD4+ T cells specific to the epitope indeed cross-reacted with the homolog of poliovirus 3 Sabin. Our findings imply that CD4+ T cell responses to poliovirus following vaccination, or to other enteroviruses to which individuals may be exposed in early childhood, may have a modulating effect on subsequent CD4+ T cell response to EV71 infection or vaccine.

  7. CD161+CD4+ T cells are enriched in the liver during chronic hepatitis and associated with co-secretion of IL-22 and Interferon-gamma

    Yu-Hoi eKang


    Full Text Available Hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of chronic liver disease. CD4+ T cells play a key role in disease outcome. However, the critical functions and associated phenotypes of intrahepatic CD4+ T cells are not well defined. We have previously shown that CD8+ T cells expressing the C type lectin CD161 are highly enriched in the human liver, especially during chronic hepatitis. These cells are associated with a type 17 differentiation pattern and express cytokines including IL-17A, IL-22 and IFNγ. We therefore analysed expression of CD161 on CD4+ T cells in blood and liver and addressed the relevant phenotype and functional capacity of these populations. We observed marked enrichment of CD161+CD4+ T cells in the liver during chronic hepatitis such that they are the dominant subtype (mean 55% of CD4+ T cells. IL-22 and IL-17 secreting CD4+ cells were readily found in the livers of HCV+ and NASH donors, although not enriched compared to blood. There was, however, specific enrichment of a novel subset of IL-22/IFN-γ dual secretors (p=0.02 compared to blood, a result reconfirmed with direct ex vivo analyses. These data indicate the dominance of CD161+ expressing lymphocyte populations within the hepatic infiltrate, associated with a distinct cytokine profile. Given their documented roles as antiviral and hepatoprotective cytokines respectively, the impact of co-secretion of IFNγ and IL-22 in the liver may be particularly significant.

  8. Technical performance evaluation of the MyT4 point of care technology for CD4+ T cell enumeration.

    Matilu Mwau

    Full Text Available Though absolute CD4+ T cell enumeration is the primary gateway to antiretroviral therapy initiation for HIV-positive patients in all developing countries, patient access to this critical diagnostic test is relatively poor. We technically evaluated the performance of a newly developed point-of-care CD4+ T cell technology, the MyT4, compared with conventional CD4+ T cell testing technologies.Over 250 HIV-positive patients were consecutively enrolled and their blood tested on the MyT4, BD FACSCalibur, and BD FACSCount.Compared with the BD FACSCount, the MyT4 had an r2 of 0.7269 and a mean bias of -23.37 cells/µl. Compared with the BD FACSCalibur, the MyT4 had an r2 of 0.5825 and a mean bias of -46.58 cells/µl. Kenya currently uses a CD4+ T cell test threshold of 350 cells/µl to determine patient eligibility for antiretroviral therapy. At this threshold, the MyT4 had a sensitivity of 95.3% (95% CI: 88.4-98.7% and a specificity of 87.9% (95% CI: 82.3-92.3% compared with the BD FACSCount and sensitivity and specificity of 88.2% (95% CI: 79.4-94.2% and 84.2% (95% CI: 78.2-89.2%, respectively, compared with the BD FACSCalibur. Finally, the MyT4 had a coefficient of variation of 12.80% compared with 14.03% for the BD FACSCalibur.We conclude that the MyT4 performed well at the current 350 cells/µl ART initiation eligibility threshold when used by lower cadres of health care facility staff in rural clinics compared to conventional CD4+ T cell technologies.

  9. Increased Expression of Ganglioside GM1 in Peripheral CD4+ T Cells Correlates Soluble Form of CD30 in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients

    Lingli Dong


    Full Text Available Gangliosides GM1 is a good marker of membrane microdomains (lipid rafts with important function in cellular activation processes. In this study we found that GM1 expression on CD4+ T cells and memory T cells (CD45RO/CD4 were dramatic increased after stimulation with phytohaemagglutinin in vitro. Next, we examined the GM1 expression on peripheral blood CD4+ T cells and CD8+ T cells from 44 patients with SLE and 28 healthy controls by flow cytometry. GM1 expression was further analyzed with serum soluble CD30 (sCD30, IL-10, TNF-alpha and clinical parameters. The mean fluorescence intensity of GM1 on CD4+ T cells from patients with SLE was significantly higher than those from healthy controls, but not on CD8+ T cells. Increased expression of GM1 was more marked on CD4+/CD45RO+ memory T cells from active SLE patients. Patients with SLE showed significantly elevated serum sCD30 and IL-10, but not TNF-alpha levels. In addition, we found that enhanced GM1 expression on CD4+ T cells from patients with SLE positively correlated with high serum levels of sCD30 and IgG as well as disease activity (SLEDAI scores. Our data suggested the potential role of aberrant lipid raft/GM1 on CD4+ T cells and sCD30 in the pathogenesis of SLE.

  10. In Vivo Identification and Characterization of CD4+ Cytotoxic T Cells Induced by Virulent Brucella abortus Infection

    Martirosyan, Anna; von Bargen, Kristine; Arce Gorvel, Vilma; Zhao, Weidong; Hanniffy, Sean; Bonnardel, Johnny; Méresse, Stéphane; Gorvel, Jean-Pierre


    CD4+ T cells display a variety of helper functions necessary for an efficient adaptive immune response against bacterial invaders. This work reports the in vivo identification and characterization of murine cytotoxic CD4+ T cells (CD4+ CTL) during Brucella abortus infection. These CD4+ CTLs express granzyme B and exhibit immunophenotypic features consistent with fully differentiated T cells. They express CD25, CD44, CD62L ,CD43 molecules at their surface and produce IFN-γ. Moreover, these cel...