alexa Th17 functions as an osteoclastogenic helper T cell subset that links T cell activation and bone destruction.
Immunology

Immunology

Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

Author(s): Sato K, Suematsu A, Okamoto K, Yamaguchi A, Morishita Y,

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Abstract In autoimmune arthritis, traditionally classified as a T helper (Th) type 1 disease, the activation of T cells results in bone destruction mediated by osteoclasts, but how T cells enhance osteoclastogenesis despite the anti-osteoclastogenic effect of interferon (IFN)-gamma remains to be elucidated. Here, we examine the effect of various Th cell subsets on osteoclastogenesis and identify Th17, a specialized inflammatory subset, as an osteoclastogenic Th cell subset that links T cell activation and bone resorption. The interleukin (IL)-23-IL-17 axis, rather than the IL-12-IFN-gamma axis, is critical not only for the onset phase, but also for the bone destruction phase of autoimmune arthritis. Thus, Th17 is a powerful therapeutic target for the bone destruction associated with T cell activation.
This article was published in J Exp Med and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

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