Inflammatory Th1 and Th17 in the Intestine Are Each Driven by Functionally Specialized Dendritic Cells with Distinct Requirements for MyD88.
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Normal dynamics between microbiota and dendritic cells (DCs) support modest numbers of T cells, yet these do not cause inflammation. The DCs that induce inflammatory T cells and the signals that drive this process remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate that small intestine DCs lacking the signaling attenuator A20 induce inflammatory T cells and that the signals perceived and antigen-presenting cell (APC) functions are unique for different DC subsets. Thus, although CD103(+)CD11b(-) DCs exclusively instruct IFNγ(+) T cells, CD103(+)CD11b(+) DCs exclusively instruct IL-17(+) T cells. Surprisingly, APC functions of both DC subsets are upregulated in a MyD88-independent fashion. In contrast, CD103(-)CD11b(+) DCs instruct both IFNγ(+) and IL-17(+) T cells, and only the IL-17-inducing APC functions require MyD88. In disease pathogenesis, both CD103(-)CD11b(+) and CD103(+)CD11b(+) DCs expand pathologic Th17 cells. Thus, in disease pathogenesis, specific DCs instruct specific inflammatory T cells.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1016/j.celrep.2016.09.091
Publication InfoLiang, J; Huang, HI; Benzatti, FP; Karlsson, AB; Zhang, JJ; Youssef, Nourhan; ... Hammer, Gianna (2016). Inflammatory Th1 and Th17 in the Intestine Are Each Driven by Functionally Specialized Dendritic Cells with Distinct Requirements for MyD88. Cell Rep, 17(5). pp. 1330-1343. 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.09.091. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/13002.
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The Hale laboratory employs techniques of cellular and molecular biology to study mechanisms responsible for the generation of both normal immune responses and immune-mediated diseases. Research in the laboratory is mainly focused on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), an immune-mediated disorder that is hypothesized to result from the abnormal immune response of a genetically susceptible host to the antigens derived from enteric bacteria. Development of optimal treatments for disease require
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