Lawrence Steinman

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  • PREFERENTIAL USAGE OF T-CELL ANTIGEN RECEPTOR-V REGION GENE SEGMENT V-BETA-5.1 BY BORRELIA-BURGDORFERI ANTIGEN-REACTIVE T-CELL CLONES ISOLATED FROM A PATIENT WITH LYME-DISEASE JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY Lahesmaa, R., Shanafelt, M. C., ALLSUP, A., SODERBERG, C., Anzola, J., Freitas, V., Turck, C., Steinman, L., Peltz, G. 1993; 150 (9): 4125-4135

    Abstract:

    Forty-three CD3+4+8- TCR alpha beta+ Borrelia burgdorferi-reactive T cell clones isolated from the peripheral blood of a single patient with clinically active chronic Lyme arthritis were characterized. The spirochetal Ag recognized by 16 of these T cell clones was determined by reactivity with a panel of recombinant spirochetal Ag, which included the OspA, OspB, flagellin, Hsp60 and Hsp70 proteins. All three T cell clones reactive with heat shock proteins recognized a non-cross-reactive epitope unique to the spirochetal Ag. Analysis of the TCR V regions revealed preferential usage of V beta 5.1; 5 of 15 T cell clones that recognized an unidentified spirochetal Ag utilized this V beta gene segment. Most of the T cell clones recognized a given spirochetal Ag exclusively within the context of one HLA class II allele. However, two T cell clones, which recognized an unidentified Ag in the spirochetal lysate within the context of different HLA class II alleles, were both TCR V beta 5.1+, although each displayed a distinct alpha-chain. Moreover, in vitro incubation of this patient's PBMC with B. burgdorferi Ag resulted in a specific increase in the percentage of T cells expressing TCR V beta 5.1. These results indicate that B. burgdorferi has a V beta-selective factor influencing the cellular immune response in a patient with clinically active Lyme disease.

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