HTLV-1, Immune Response and Autoimmunity
AbstractHuman T-lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) infection is associated with adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL). Tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-1-associated myelopathy (PET/HAM) is involved in the development of autoimmune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), and Sjögren’s Syndrome (SS). The development of HTLV-1-driven autoimmunity is hypothesized to rely on molecular mimicry, because virus-like particles can trigger an inflammatory response. However, HTLV-1 modifies the behavior of CD4+ T cells on infection and alters their cytokine production. A previous study showed that in patients infected with HTLV-1, the activity of regulatory CD4+ T cells and their consequent expression of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines are altered. In this review, we discuss the mechanisms underlying changes in cytokine release leading to the loss of tolerance and development of autoimmunity. View Full-Text
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Quaresma, J.A.S.; Yoshikawa, G.T.; Koyama, R.V.L.; Dias, G.A.S.; Fujihara, S.; Fuzii, H.T. HTLV-1, Immune Response and Autoimmunity. Viruses 2016, 8, 5.
Quaresma JAS, Yoshikawa GT, Koyama RVL, Dias GAS, Fujihara S, Fuzii HT. HTLV-1, Immune Response and Autoimmunity. Viruses. 2016; 8(1):5.Chicago/Turabian Style
Quaresma, Juarez A.S.; Yoshikawa, Gilberto T.; Koyama, Roberta V.L.; Dias, George A.S.; Fujihara, Satomi; Fuzii, Hellen T. 2016. "HTLV-1, Immune Response and Autoimmunity." Viruses 8, no. 1: 5.
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