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Regulatory role of B cell-derived transforming growth factor-β1 expression in autoimmune neuroinflammation

Defense date2016-12-12

Data indicate a role for TGF-β1 expression in regulatory B cell functions, although this mechanism has not been tested in autoimmune neuroinflammation. Transgenic mice deficient for TGF-β1 expression in B cells (B–TGF-β1–/–) were tested in EAE induced by recombinant mouse MOG (rmMOG) or adoptive transfer EAE (at-EAE). In rmMOG EAE, B–TGF-β1–/– mice showed an earlier disease onset compared to littermate controls. Exacerbated EAE susceptibility was associated with augmented CNS T helper cell responses. Additionally, selective B cell TGF-β1–deficiency increased the frequencies and activation of myeloid DCs. Lack of TGF-β1 production by B cells did not influence the EAE course in at-EAE. Collectively our data suggest that in rmMOG EAE B cells can regulate the function of APCs, and in turn encephalitogenic Th1/17 responses, via TGF-β1. An in vitro study of human B cells further indicated that TGF-β1 is downregulated when B cells are activated.

  • B cells
  • Regulatory
  • EAE
  • MS
  • Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Dendritic cells
  • DCs
  • T cells
  • Th17
  • Th1
  • Regulatory B cells
  • TGF-b1
  • Transforming growth factor b1
Citation (ISO format)
BJARNADOTTIR, Kristbjorg. Regulatory role of B cell-derived transforming growth factor-β1 expression in autoimmune neuroinflammation. 2016. doi: 10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:91629
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