Prevention of diabetes in nonobese diabetic mice mediated by CD1d-restricted nonclassical NKT cells.
2004 (English)In: Journal of Immunology, ISSN 0022-1767, Vol. 173, no 5, 3112-3118 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A role for regulatory lymphocytes has been demonstrated in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes in the NOD mouse but the nature of these cells is debated. CD1d-restricted NKT lymphocytes have been implicated in this process. Previous reports of reduced diabetes incidence in NOD mice in which the numbers of NKT cells are artificially increased have been attributed to the enhanced production of IL-4 by these cells and a role for classical NKT cells, using the Valpha14-Jalpha18 rearrangement. We now show that overexpression in NOD mice of CD1d-restricted TCR Valpha3.2(+)Vbeta9(+) NKT cells producing high levels of IFN-gamma but low amounts of IL-4 leads to prevention of type 1 diabetes, demonstrating a role for nonclassical CD1d-restricted NKT cells in the regulation of autoimmune diabetes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 173, no 5, 3112-3118 p.
Animals, Antigens; CD1/*immunology, Cytokines/immunology/metabolism, Diabetes Mellitus/genetics/immunology/*prevention & control, Gene Transfer Techniques, Killer Cells; Natural/*immunology, Mice, Mice; Inbred NOD, Mice; Transgenic, Receptors; Antigen; T-Cell/genetics/immunology, Spleen/immunology, T-Lymphocyte Subsets/*immunology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-15214PubMedID: 15322171OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-15214DiVA: diva2:154886