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A Human Endogenous Retrovirus K dUTPase Triggers a T(H)1, T(H)17 Cytokine Response: Does It Have a Role in Psoriasis?
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PMID:  21776007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory immune disease of the skin characterized by a complex interplay between multiple risk genes and their interactions with environmental factors. Recent haplotype analyses have suggested that deoxyuridine triphosphate nucleotidohydrolase (dUTPase) encoded by a human endogenous retrovirus K (HERV-K) may be a candidate gene for the psoriasis susceptibility 1 locus. However, no functional studies have been conducted to determine the role of HERV-K dUTPase in psoriasis. For this purpose, we constructed an HERV-K dUTPase wild-type sequence, as well as specific mutations reflecting the genotype characteristic of high- and low-risk haplotypes, purified the recombinant proteins, and evaluated whether they could modulate innate and/or adaptive immune responses. In this study, we demonstrate that wild-type and mutant HERV-K dUTPase proteins induce the activation of NF-κB through Toll-like receptor 2, independent of enzymatic activity. Proteome array studies revealed that treatment of human primary cells with wild-type and mutant HERV-K dUTPase proteins triggered the secretion of T(H)1 and T(H)17 cytokines involved in the formation of psoriatic plaques, including IL-12p40, IL-23, IL-17, tumor necrosis factor-α, IL-8, and CCL20, in dendritic/Langerhans-like cells and to a lesser extent in keratinocytes. These data support HERV-K dUTPase as a potential contributor to psoriasis pathophysiology.Journal of Investigative Dermatology advance online publication, 21 July 2011; doi:10.1038/jid.2011.217.
Maria-Eugenia Ariza; Marshall V Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of investigative dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1523-1747     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0426720     Medline TA:  J Invest Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1] Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA [2] Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
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