ヤマナカ ヒサシ
  山中 寿
   所属   医学部 医学科(東京女子医科大学病院)
   職種   客員教授
論文種別 原著
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読あり
表題 Ratio of Circulating IFNγ (+) "Th17 Cells" in Memory Th Cells Is Inversely Correlated with the Titer of Anti-CCP Antibodies in Early-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Based on Flow Cytometry Methods of the Human Immunology Project.
掲載誌名 正式名:BioMed research international
略  称:Biomed Res Int
ISSNコード:23146133
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 2016,pp.9694289
著者・共著者 Kotake Shigeru†, Nanke Yuki, Yago Toru, Kawamoto Manabu, Kobashigawa Tsuyoshi, Yamanaka Hisashi
発行年月 2016
概要 Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease with chronic joint inflammation characterized by activated T cells. IL-17 and Th17 cells play important roles in the pathogenesis of RA. Recently, plasticity in helper T cells has been demonstrated; Th17 cells can convert to Th1 cells. However, it remains to be elucidated whether this conversion occurs in the early phase of RA. Here, we validated the methods of the Human Immunology Project using only the cell-surface marker through measuring the actual expression of IL-17 and IFNγ. We also evaluated the expression of CD161 in human Th17 cells. We then tried to identify Th17 cells, IL-17(+)Th17 cells, and IFNγ (+)Th17 cells in the peripheral blood of early-onset RA patients using the standardized method of the Human Immunology Project. Our findings validated the method and the expression of CD161. The ratio of IFNγ (+)Th17 cells in memory T cells was inversely correlated to the titers of anti-CCP antibodies in the early-onset RA patients. These findings suggest that Th17 cells play important roles in the early phase of RA and that anti-IL-17 antibodies should be administered to patients with early phase RA, especially those with high titers of CCP antibodies.
DOI 10.1155/2016/9694289
PMID 27294146