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4-1BB Ligand-mediated Imbalance of Helper 17 T Cells and Regulatory T Cells in Patients with Allergic Asthma.
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PMID:  22906277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the presence of 4-1BB ligand (4-1BBL) in the peripheral blood of patients with allergic asthma and evaluate its role in controlling the balance between helper 17 T (T(h)17) and regulatory T (T(reg)) cells.
METHODS: Soluble 4-1BBL (s4-1BBL) was quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in plasma from patients with asthma (n = 45) and from healthy control subjects (n = 35). The proportion of monocytes positive for membrane-bound 4-1BBL (m4-1BBL) was determined by flow cytometry. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with asthma were incubated with anti-4-1BB monoclonal antibody in vitro. Concentrations of interleukin (IL)-17 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β(1) in the culture supernatant were analysed.
RESULTS: Plasma s4-1BBL concentrations and the proportion of m4-1BBL-positive monocytes were significantly lower in patients with asthma than in control subjects. The culture supernatant concentration of TGF-β(1) was increased and that of IL-17 was decreased by incubation with anti-4-1BB monoclonal antibody.
CONCLUSIONS: Both soluble and membrane-bound 4-1BBL were reduced in patients with allergic asthma compared with control subjects. 4-1BBL/4-1BB signalling may play an important role in allergic asthma by regulating the T(h)17/T(reg) balance.
X-Y Ai; G-C Shi; H-Y Wan; Y-H Shi; X-X Hou; H-X Zhu; W Tang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of international medical research     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1473-2300     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Int. Med. Res.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346411     Medline TA:  J Int Med Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1046-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
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