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Autoantibody-producing RP105(-) B cells, from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, showed more preferential expression of BCMA compared with BAFF-R than normal subjects.
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PMID:  20097906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: B cells lacking RP105 produce autoantibodies in patients with SLE. Expression of B-cell activating factor (BAFF) binding receptors (BBRs) and survival of RP105(-) B cells from SLE patients were examined.
METHODS: Detection of difference of gene expression between RP105(-) and RP105(+) B cells was done by DNA microarrays. Surface expression was confirmed by flow cytometry. The contribution of BAFF, a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) and monomers/trimers of sCD40L to survival of RP105(-) and RP105(+) B cells was examined.
RESULTS: Gene expression of B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) was different among BBRs in RP105(-) and RP105(+) B cells in SLE. Preferential expression of BCMA on RP105(-) B cells was confirmed compared with RP105(+) B cells by flow cytometry, although BAFF receptor (BAFF-R) expression on RP105(-) B cells was significantly lower. Additionally, relative ratios of BCMA/BAFF-R expression on RP105(-) B cells were increased significantly in SLE patients compared with normal subjects. Stimulation by sCD40L decreased the number of surviving RP105(-) and RP105(+) B cells in vitro. RP105(+) B cells were not rescued from sCD40L-induced cell death by BAFF and/or APRIL. In contrast, either BAFF or APRIL maintained the survival of RP105(-) B cells due to avoidance of cell death. Activated RP105(-) B cells reduced BAFF-R and increased BCMA levels.
CONCLUSIONS: RP105(-) B cells from SLE patients showed more preferential expression of BCMA compared with BAFF-R than normal subjects, and were possibly regulated by BAFF/APRIL. Our results provide a new insight of BCMA and their ligands in B cells from SLE patients.
Syuichi Koarada; Yoshifumi Tada; Yoshiaki Sohma; Yoshio Haruta; Rie Suematsu; Mio Mitamura; Hisako Inoue; Hiromi Ehara; Yusuke Tokoro; Akihide Ohta; Kohei Nagasawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-01-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology (Oxford, England)     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1462-0332     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatology (Oxford)     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883501     Medline TA:  Rheumatology (Oxford)     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  662-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Rheumatology, Saga University, 5-1-1 Nabeshima, Saga 849-8501, Japan.
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