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YERSINIA-ENTEROCOLITICA ACTIVATES A T-HELPER TYPE-1-LIKE T-CELL SUBSET IN REACTIVE ARTHRITIS




Julkaisun tekijät: LAHESMAA R, YSSEL H, BATSFORD S, LUUKKAINEN R, MOTTONEN T, STEINMAN L, PELTZ G
Kustantaja: AMER ASSOC IMMUNOLOGISTS
Julkaisuvuosi: 1992
Journal: Journal of Immunology
Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY
Lehden akronyymi: J IMMUNOL
Volyymi: 148
Sivujen määrä: 7
ISSN: 0022-1767

Tiivistelmä
The profile of lymphokines secreted by 14 T cell clones and 24 T cell lines reactive with Yersinia Ag isolated from the synovial fluid cells of two HLA-B27+ patients with Yersinia-triggered reactive arthritis was characterized. In response to Ag-specific or -nonspecific stimulation, all of the Yersinia-reactive T cell clones and lines had a pattern of lymphokine secretion resembling that of murine (Th1) cells. A total of 50% of T cell lines and clones randomly isolated from a reactive arthritis patient, without prior in vitro stimulation with Yersinia Ag, also exhibited a Th1-like profile of cytokine secretion upon nonspecific activation. This indicates that the selective expansion of this subset of T cells had already occurred in vivo. The possibility that the predominance of Th1-like T cells was an artefact generated by the T cell cloning procedure was excluded; 50% of the randomly isolated T cell clones and lines produced IL-4, IL-5, or both cytokines upon nonspecific activation. These results indicate that Yersinia Ag selectively activate a Th1-like subset of T cells in patients with Yersinia-triggered reactive arthritis. Accumulation of such cells in the synovial tissue of patients with reactive arthritis may play a key role in the pathogenesis of this disease.


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