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Prostaglandin E2 synergistically with interleukin-23 favors human Th17 expansion

Published in Blood. 2008, vol. 112, no. 9, p. 3696-703
Abstract Microenvironment molecular cues direct T helper (Th) cell differentiation; however, Th17 fate determination is still imprecisely understood in humans. To assess the role of prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) in Th expansion, we activated peripheral blood mononuclear cells by CD3 cross-linking. In the presence of exogenous PGE(2), peripheral blood mononuclear cells produced higher interleukin-17 (IL-17), C-C chemokine ligand 20 (CCL20)/macrophage inflammatory protein 3alpha (MIP-3alpha), CXC chemokine ligand 8 (CXCL8)/IL-8, and lower interferon-gamma and IL-22 levels than in control cultures. Exogenous PGE(2) and IL-23 synergized in inducing IL-17, whereas indomethacin and IL-23 blockade drastically reduced IL-17 but not interferon-gamma production. Furthermore, IL-1 but not tumor necrosis factor was absolutely required for IL-17 production. PGE(2) doubled the frequency of CD4+ T cells producing IL-17 and within the CD4+ subset enhanced C-C chemokine receptor 6 (CCR6) and CCR4 while decreasing CXC chemokine receptor 3 (CXCR3) expression. Furthermore, in CD4+ T-cell lines, the production of IL-17 segregated with the CCR6+ subset. In the presence of CCR6+ compared with CXCR3+ Th cells, monocytes/macrophages produced much higher levels of matrix metalloproteinase-1, -3, and -9 but similar levels of CXCL10 and IL-1beta. These results identify PGE(2) and IL-23 as participating in the expansion of CD4+ T cells endowed with high IL-17 production capacity, which in turn favors monocyte production of mediators important for host defense and tissue destruction.
Keywords Cell LineCoculture TechniquesDinoprostone/administration & dosage/metabolismDrug SynergismHumansInterferon-gamma/metabolismInterleukin-1/antagonists & inhibitors/metabolismInterleukin-17/biosynthesisInterleukin-23/administration & dosage/metabolismMacrophages/immunology/metabolismMatrix Metalloproteinases/biosynthesisMonocytes/immunology/metabolismReceptors, CCR4/metabolismReceptors, CCR6/metabolismRecombinant Proteins/administration & dosageT-Lymphocyte Subsets/cytology/drug effects/immunology/metabolismT-Lymphocytes, Helper-Inducer/cytology/drug effects/immunology/metabolism
PMID: 18698005
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Research groups Transplantation Immunologie et Osteoimmunologie (561)
La matrice extracellulaire (651)
Etude de l'activation des monocytes/macrophages et des polynucléaires neutrophiles (779)
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CHIZZOLINI, Carlo et al. Prostaglandin E2 synergistically with interleukin-23 favors human Th17 expansion. In: Blood, 2008, vol. 112, n° 9, p. 3696-703. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:1200

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