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Anti-lymphocyte function associated antigen-1 inhibits T-helper 2 function of human allergen-specific CD4+ T cells

Ardern-Jones, M.R., Black, A.P. and Ogg, G.S. (2008) Anti-lymphocyte function associated antigen-1 inhibits T-helper 2 function of human allergen-specific CD4+ T cells British Journal of Dermatology, 158, (3), pp. 456-462. (PMID:18205875).

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Background: Blockade of lymphocyte function associated antigen-1 (LFA-1) is proving successful in the management of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions including atopic dermatitis (AD), but the dependence of allergen-specific CD4+ T-cell function on LFA-1 has not been studied extensively.

Objectives: We sought to investigate the potential ability of LFA-1 inhibition to influence keratinocyte presentation of allergen to specific T-helper (Th) 2 cell clones.

Methods: Using human leucocyte antigen class II tetrameric complexes, we generated Der p 1-specific DRB1*1501-restricted CD4+ T-cell lines (n = 5) and clones (n = 4) from the peripheral blood of five adults with AD.

Results: Using doses of anti-LFA-1 present in vivo, we observed significant inhibition (P < 0·05) of allergen-specific CD4+ T-cell production of interleukin-4 with such inhibition occurring during presentation of allergen by keratinocytes.

Conclusions: These data show that at doses present in vivo, LFA-1 blockade inhibits keratinocyte presentation to allergen-specific Th2 cells, suggesting one mechanism through which anti-LFA-1 may be beneficial therapeutically.

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Published date: March 2008
Keywords: atopic dermatitis, t cells
Organisations: Infection Inflammation & Immunity


Local EPrints ID: 181635
ISSN: 0007-0963
PURE UUID: 9e1b84ed-c849-43e2-86bd-7cbf157c405d

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Date deposited: 18 Apr 2011 14:28
Last modified: 12 Oct 2017 14:22

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