Altered activation of peripheral CD8+ T cells in pediatric Crohn's disease

Orbán, Csaba and Szabó, Dolóresz and Bajnok, Anna and Vásárhelyi, Barna and Tulassay, Tivadar and Arató, András and Veres, Gábor and Toldi, Gergely (2017) Altered activation of peripheral CD8+ T cells in pediatric Crohn's disease. IMMUNOLOGY LETTERS, 185. pp. 48-51. ISSN 0165-2478

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AIM: Although Crohn's disease (CD) is an extensively investigated autoimmune condition, knowledge on early phase activation of lymphocytes, especially CD8+ Tc cells is scarce. Our aim was to investigate the calcium influx characteristics of CD8+ cells upon activation as well as the expression and function of Kv1.3 and IKCa1 lymphocyte potassium channels. METHODS: We took peripheral blood from 12 healthy controls, 23 CD children on conventional therapy and 6 severe CD children before and after infliximab therapy. Intracellular calcium levels were monitored in CD8+ lymphocytes using flow cytometry. RESULTS: In CD treated with standard therapy calcium response during activation was elevated. This was not affected by the inhibition of Kv1.3 or IKCa1 potassium channels. After the switch to infliximab potassium channel function and expression of CD8+ lymphocytes were comparable to healthy controls in severe CD. CONCLUSION: Calcium handling of CD8+ lymphocytes is altered in pediatric CD, which is normalized by infliximab therapy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine / orvostudomány > RJ Pediatrics / gyermekgyógyászat
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 08:30
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 08:30

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