Disparate role of LIGHT in organ-specific donor T cells activation and effector molecules in MHC class II disparate GVHD

Geri R. Brown, George W. Lane, Bonnie J. Whittington

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Abstract

Background: The present studies determined the role of LIGHT on organ-specific cytokine and effector molecules in acute graft-versus-host disease. Methods: Cytokine and effector molecules were assessed by flow cytometry and quantitative PCR. Results: More CD4+ spleen cells (SpC) expressing interferon-γ (IFNγ) and interleukin-2 were noted in SpC isolated from lethally irradiated bm12 X B6 F1 recipients of B6 donor SpC and T cell-depleted bone marrow cells and control Adv-βgal than in transplant (bone marrow transplantation (BMT)) recipients who had received Adv-LTβR-Ig or Adv-herpes simplex virus entry mediator (HVEM)-Ig. IFNγ RNA levels from SpC, small intestines, and large intestines of control BMT recipients were significantly higher than those who had received Adv-HVEM-Ig. Granzyme B levels from SpC and small intestines of control BMT recipients were significantly higher than those that had received the Adv-LTβR-Ig. In contrast, BMT recipients of Adv-HVEM-Ig had lower granzyme A levels than controls in their large intestines. Discussion: LIGHT inhibition differentially affects cytokines and effector molecules in SpC, small intestines, and large intestines, implicating different organ-specific pathways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-184
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Immunology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Cytokines
  • Cytotoxic
  • Graft-versus-host disease
  • Rodent
  • T cells
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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