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Increased frequency of follicular helper T cells in mice viral myocarditis is relevant with anti-ANT antoantibody

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Title
Increased frequency of follicular helper T cells in mice viral myocarditis is relevant with anti-ANT antoantibody
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Virology Journal, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12985-015-0257-9
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Fan Yang, Wen-hong Mo, Bao-ping Tan, Xiao-mou Wei, Hong Wang

Abstract

Recently, a new subset of CD4(+)T helper cell termed Follicular helper T cells (Tfh), which play a pivotal role in B cell activation and differentiation in lymphoid structures, has been reported to participate in some certain autoimmune diseases. But whether Tfh cells are involved in the pathogenesis of VMC remains unclear. Male BALB/c mice were intraperitoneally (i.p) infected with CVB3 to establish VMC models. Control mice were treated with phosphate-buffered saline i.p. On 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 weeks post injection, frequencies of splenic Tfh cells were determined by flow cytometric analysis, productions of IL-21 and anti-adenine nucleotide translocator(ANT) autoantibody were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. To further investigate the effects of Tfh cells, VMC mice were treated with Anti-IL-21 neutralizing antibody. Heart pathology was examined histologically, the frequencies of Tfh cells and the expressions of anti-ANT autoantibody were investigated after anti-IL-21 intervention. Spearman analysis was used to evaluate the relationship between the frequencies of Tfh cells and IL-21 levels with anti-ANT autoantibody. The percentage of Tfh cells significantly increased in VMC mice from 1 W to 6 W, the serum level of IL-21 and ANT autoantibody were also significantly increased in VMC mice. Neutralization of IL-21 with anti-IL-21 can ameliorate the myocardium inflammation, decrease Tfh cells and ANT autoantibody after IL-21 antibody intervention compared with those of the control (P < 0.05). Both of the frequencies of Tfh cells and IL-21 levels were positively correlated with anti-ANT antibody levels (R = 0.758, P < 0.05; R = 0.88, P < 0.01, respectively). Those results suggest that Tfh cells and IL-21 might involve in the pathogenesis of VMC and play an important role in anti-ANT autoantibody production. Targeting the Tfh cell and IL-21 may be a new therapeutic target for the treatment of CVB3-induced VMC.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 20%
Researcher 1 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 20%
Unknown 2 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 20%
Unknown 2 40%

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