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Title: Collagen-induced arthritis in CD4- or CD8-deficient mice: CD8+ T cells play a role in initiation and regulate recovery phase of collagen-induced arthritis
Authors: Tada, Y.
Ho, A.
Koh, D.-R. 
Mak, T.W.
Issue Date: 1-Jun-1996
Source: Tada, Y.,Ho, A.,Koh, D.-R.,Mak, T.W. (1996-06-01). Collagen-induced arthritis in CD4- or CD8-deficient mice: CD8+ T cells play a role in initiation and regulate recovery phase of collagen-induced arthritis. Journal of Immunology 156 (11) : 4520-4526. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) is an experimental autoimmune disease induced by immunization with collagen type II (CII). We studied CIA in CD4- or CD8-deficient DBA/1 mice to further define the roles of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in the disease. CD4-deficient mice developed severe arthritis, and no differences in incidence, clinical course, and severity were observed between CD4 -/- and CD4 +/- mice. Proliferative responses of lymph node T cells to CII was, however, reduced in CD4 -/- mice, and inflamed joints revealed relative accumulation of CD4-CD8-TCRαβ+ cells. A CII-specific T cell line generated from CD4-deficient mice responded to CII in a MHC-restricted fashion and had a CD4-CD8-TCRαβ+ phenotype. Disease incidence in CD8 - /- mice was significantly decreased compared with CD8 +/- mice, even though the severity of arthritis in arthritic mice was not different. These results suggests a role for CD8+ T cells in initiating CIA. Interestingly, CD8- deficient mice were more susceptible to a second induction of arthritis after remission of initial disease, pointing towards an immunoregulatory role for CD8+ T cells. CD8-deficient mice did not, however, show any defect in oral tolerance induction using CII. Taken together, our findings demonstrate that CD4-CD8-TCRαβ cells can trigger systemic arthritis in CD4-deficient mice and that CD8+ T cells can play dual and opposing roles, important both in initiation of CIA and in providing resistance to reinduction of CIA after recovery from initial disease.
Source Title: Journal of Immunology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/107484
ISSN: 00221767
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