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Generation of Functional T-Regulatory Cells in Children with Metabolic Syndrome.
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PMID:  23052042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Recent research implies a role of decreased number and/or function of T-regulatory cells (Tregs) in low-grade inflammation associated with obesity and atherosclerosis. The enhancement of atheroprotective immunity by the expansion of Tregs could serve as a therapeutic strategy in obesity-related immunological disturbances. The aim of our study was an attempt to generate Treg cells in children with risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease and to compare the results to those obtained in healthy subjects. The study group consisted of 30 children with metabolic syndrome (MS) and 30 controls. Conventional CD4(+)CD25(-) cells separated from the peripheral blood were converted into Treg cells with the use of CD3/CD28 antibodies and interleukin (IL)-2/transforming growth factor (TGF)-β stimulation. The expression of critical Treg molecules and cytokines was assessed at mRNA and protein levels. The percentages of Treg cells in the peripheral blood were significantly lower in the children with MS compared to the healthy subjects. After the culture with CD3/CD28 and IL-2/TGF-β we detected a significant increase in the expression of Tregs marker transcription factor FoxP3. The Tregs induced from the children with MS varied from the ones obtained in the controls in the expression of some molecules at mRNA level (e.g. IL-27, LGAL, KLF10 and NRP1) yet not in proliferation studies. For the first time, we have demonstrated the possibility of generating functional Treg cells in children with MS. The results of our study could be used in the design of therapeutic interventions in obesity associated immunologic disturbances.
Włodzimierz Luczyński; Natalia Wawrusiewicz-Kurylonek; Elżbieta Iłendo; Artur Bossowski; Barbara Głowińska-Olszewska; Adam Krętowski; Anna Stasiak-Barmuta
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archivum immunologiae et therapiae experimentalis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1661-4917     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Immunol. Ther. Exp. (Warsz.)     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0114365     Medline TA:  Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetology with Cardiology Division, Medical University of Białystok, Waszyngtona 17, 15-274, Białystok, Poland,
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