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Involvement and prognosis value of CD8+ T cells in giant cell arteritis

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Laurent Martin


CD8(+) T cells participate in the pathogenesis of some vasculitides. However, little is known about their role in Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). This study was conducted to investigate CD8(+) T cell involvement in the pathogenesis of GCA.Analyses were performed at diagnosis and after 3 months of glucocorticoid treatment in 34 GCA patients and 26 age-matched healthy volunteers . Percentages of CD8(+) T-cell subsets, spectratype analysis of the TCR v beta families of CD8(+) T cells, levels of cytokines and chemokines and immunohistochemistry of temporal artery biopsies (TAB) were assessed.Among total CD8+ T cells, percentages of circulating cytotoxic CD8 T lymphocytes (CTL, CD3(+)CD8(+)perforin(+)granzymeB(+)), Tc17 (CD3(+)CD8(+)IL-17(+)), CD63(+)CD8(+) T cells and levels of soluble granzymes A and B were higher in patients than in controls, whereas the percentage of Tc1 cells (CD3(+)CD8(+)IFN-gamma(+)) was similar. Moreover, CD8+ T cells displayed a restricted TCR repertoire in GCA patients. Percentages of circulating CTL, Tc17 and soluble levels of granzymes A and B decreased after treatment. CXCR3 expression on CD8(+) T cells and its serum ligands (CXCL9, -10, -11) were higher in patients. Analyses of TAB revealed high expression of CXCL9 and -10 associated with infiltration by CXCR3(+)CD8(+) T cells expressing granzyme B and TiA1. The intensity of the CD8 T-cell infiltrate in TAB was predictive of the severity of the disease.This study demonstrates the implication and the prognostic value of CD8(+) T-cells in GCA and suggests that CD8(+) T-cells are recruited within the vascular wall through an interaction between CXCR3 and its ligands. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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hal-01431809 , version 1 (11-01-2017)



Maxime Samson, Kim Heang Ly, Benjamin Tournier, Nona Janikashvili, Malika Trad, et al.. Involvement and prognosis value of CD8+ T cells in giant cell arteritis. Journal of Autoimmunity, 2016, 72, pp.73 - 83. ⟨10.1016/j.jaut.2016.05.008⟩. ⟨hal-01431809⟩
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