Crucial role of granulocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells in the regulation of central nervous system autoimmune disease (Journal article)

Ioannou, M./ Alissafi, T./ Lazaridis, I./ Deraos, G./ Matsoukas, J./ Gravanis, A./ Mastorodemos, V./ Plaitakis, A./ Sharpe, A./ Boumpas, D. T./ Verginis, P.


There is a need in autoimmune diseases to uncover the mechanisms involved in the natural resolution of inflammation. In this article, we demonstrate that granulocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (G-MDSCs) abundantly accumulate within the peripheral lymphoid compartments and target organs of mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis prior to disease remission. In vivo transfer of G-MDSCs ameliorated experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, significantly decreased demyelination, and delayed disease onset through inhibition of encephalitogenic Th1 and Th17 immune responses. Exposure of G-MDSCs to the autoimmune milieu led to up-regulation of the programmed death 1 ligand that was required for the G-MDSC-mediated suppressive function both in vitro and in vivo. Importantly, myeloid-derived suppressor cells were enriched in the periphery of subjects with active multiple sclerosis and suppressed the activation and proliferation of autologous CD4(+) T cells ex vivo. Collectively, this study revealed a pivotal role for myeloid-derived suppressor cells in the regulation of multiple sclerosis, which could be exploited for therapeutic purposes.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/22703
ISSN: 1550-6606
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22210912
http://www.jimmunol.org/content/188/3/1136
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