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Autoregulation of Th1-mediated inflammation by twist1

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Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.20072468
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Creators Name:Niesner, U. and Albrecht, I. and Janke, M. and Doebis, C. and Loddenkemper, C. and Lexberg, M.H. and Eulenburg, K. and Kreher, S. and Koeck, J. and Baumgrass, R. and Bonhagen, K. and Kamradt, T. and Enghard, P. and Humrich, J.Y. and Rutz, S. and Schulze-Topphoff, U. and Aktas, O. and Bartfeld, S. and Radbruch, H. and Hegazy, A.N. and Lohning, M. and Baumgart, D.C. and Duchmann, R. and Rudwaleit, M. and Haupl, T. and Gitelman, I. and Krenn, V. and Gruen, J. and Sieper, J. and Zeitz, M. and Wiedenmann, B. and Zipp, F. and Hamann, A. and Janitz, M. and Scheffold, A. and Burmester, G.R. and Chang, H.D. and Radbruch, A.
Journal Title:Journal of Experimental Medicine
Journal Abbreviation:J Exp Med
Volume:205
Number:8
Page Range:1889-1901
Date:4 August 2008
Keywords:Anti-CD4 Monoclonal Antibody, T-Cells, IFN gamma, Crohn's Disease, Bowel Disease, In Vivo, Systemic Autoimmunity, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cytokine Production, Ulcerative Colitis, Animals, Mice
Abstract:The basic helix-loop-helix transcriptional repressor twist1, as an antagonist of nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB)-dependent cytokine expression, is involved in the regulation of inflammation-induced immunopathology. We show that twist1 is expressed by activated T helper (Th) 1 effector memory (EM) cells. Induction of twist1 in Th cells depended on NF-kappaB, nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT), and interleukin (IL)-12 signaling via signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 4. Expression of twist1 was transient after T cell receptor engagement, and increased upon repeated stimulation of Th1 cells. Imprinting for enhanced twist1 expression was characteristic of repeatedly restimulated EM Th cells, and thus of the pathogenic memory Th cells characteristic of chronic inflammation. Th lymphocytes from the inflamed joint or gut tissue of patients with rheumatic diseases, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis expressed high levels of twist1. Expression of twist1 in Th1 lymphocytes limited the expression of the cytokines interferon-gamma, IL-2, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and ameliorated Th1-mediated immunopathology in delayed-type hypersensitivity and antigen-induced arthritis.
ISSN:0022-1007
Publisher:Rockefeller University Press (U.S.A.)
Additional Information:Copyright (c) 2008 by The Rockefeller University Press
Item Type:Article

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