CD4 costimulation is not required in a novel LPS-enhanced model of myasthenia gravis


ALLMAN W., QI H., SAINI S. S. , LI J., Tuzun E. , CHRISTADOSS P.

JOURNAL OF NEUROIMMUNOLOGY, cilt.249, ss.1-7, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 249
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2012.04.002
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NEUROIMMUNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-7

Özet

The potential of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to induce antigen-specific B cell responses to acetylcholine receptor (AChR) in myasthenia gravis (MG) was evaluated in wild type (WT) and CD4-/- C57BL/6 mice. The WT mice immunized with AChR in LPS developed an MG-like disease (LPS-EAMG) similar to that induced by immunization with AChR in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA-EAMG). CD4-/- mice were resistant to CFA-EAMG but susceptible to LPS-EAMG. LPS abrogated EAMG resistance in CD4-/- mice by increasing high-affinity anti-AChR IgG2b in sera and enhancing immune complex deposition in muscle. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.