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Título: Regulatory T cells control strain specific resistance to Experimental Autoimmune Prostatitis
Autor: Breser, Maria L.
Lino, Andreia C.
Motrich, Ruben D.
Godoy, Gloria J.
Demengeot, Jocelyne
Rivero, Virginia E.
Palavras-chave: Autoimmunity
Immunological disorders
Data: 14-Set-2016
Editora: Nature Publishing Group
Citação: Breser, M. L. et al. Regulatory T cells control strain specific resistance to Experimental Autoimmune Prostatitis. Sci. Rep. 6, 33097; doi: 10.1038/srep33097 (2016).
Resumo: Susceptibility to autoimmune diseases results from the encounter of a complex and long evolved genetic context with a no less complex and changing environment. Major actors in maintaining health are regulatory T cells (Treg) that primarily dampen a large subset of autoreactive lymphocytes escaping thymic negative selection. Here, we directly asked whether Treg participate in defining susceptibility and resistance to Experimental Autoimmune Prostatitis (EAP). We analyzed three common laboratory strains of mice presenting with different susceptibility to autoimmune prostatitis upon immunization with prostate proteins. The NOD, the C57BL/6 and the BALB/c mice that can be classified along a disease score ranging from severe, mild and to undetectable, respectively. Upon mild and transient depletion of Treg at the induction phase of EAP, each model showed an increment along this score, most remarkably with the BALB/c mice switching from a resistant to a susceptible phenotype. We further show that disease associates with the upregulation of CXCR3 expression on effector T cells, a process requiring IFNγ. Together with recent advances on environmental factors affecting Treg, these findings provide a likely cellular and molecular explanation to the recent rise in autoimmune diseases incidence.
Descrição: This deposit is composed by a publication in which the IGC' authors have had the role of collaboration (it's a collaboration publication). This type of deposit in ARCA is in restrictedAccess (it can't be in open access to the public), and could only be accessed by two ways: either by requesting a legal copy to the author (the email contact present in this deposit) or by visiting the following link: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep33097
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.7/697
DOI: 10.1038/srep33097
Versão do Editor: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep33097
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