Defective immunoregulation in primary biliary cirrhosis: CD4+, Leu-8+ T cells have abnormal activation and suppressor function in vitro
Suou T, Civeira MP, Kanof ME, Moreno-Otero R, Jones EA, James SP.
Liver Diseases Section, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.
To determine whether abnormalities of lymphocyte function in primary biliary cirrhosis are due to altered function of immunoregulatory T cell subpopulations, phenotypic and functional characteristics of CD4+ T cells were examined. The proportion of CD4+ T cells expressing the Leu-8 and CD45R antigens was normal in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. The capacity of CD4+, Leu-8- T cells to provide helper function for pokeweed mitogen-stimulated immunoglobulin synthesis by B cells in vitro was similar in patients and controls.
However, in contrast to normal individuals and patients with other liver diseases, CD4+, Leu-8+ T cells from six of 10 patients with primary biliary cirrhosis did not suppress, but enhanced immunoglobulin synthesis. Whereas treatment of CD4+ T cells from normal individuals with anti-Leu-8 monoclonal antibody enhanced their suppressor function, similar treatment of CD4+ T cells from patients with primary biliary cirrhosis did not increase their suppressor function. To determine whether the abnormal regulatory function of CD4+, Leu-8+ T cells was due to a defect of cell activation, the proliferative response of CD4+ T cell subpopulations to mitogenic stimulation was examined.
The proliferative responses of CD4+, Leu-8- T cells from patients with primary biliary cirrhosis and controls were similar, but the proliferative responses of CD4+, Leu-8+ T cells from patients with primary biliary cirrhosis were lower than those of control cells.
CITA DEL ARTÍCULO Hepatology. 1989 Oct;10(4):408-13
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