alexa Treatment of autoimmune diabetes and insulitis in NOD mice with heat shock protein 60 peptide p277.
Immunology

Immunology

Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

Author(s): Elias D, Cohen IR

Abstract Share this page

Abstract We recently showed that a peptide of the M(r) 60,000 heat shock protein molecule, designated peptide p277, is a target of T-cells in autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice. Indeed, the p277 peptide could be used as a therapeutic agent to arrest the autoimmune process even after it was far advanced. The present study was done to document the effects of p277 therapy on inflammation of the islets and on T-cell responsiveness to p277. Groups of female NOD mice of various ages up to 17 weeks were treated with a single inoculation of p277 given before or after the onset of overt hyperglycemia. We now report that fragments of p277 can affect diabetes but that optimal therapy requires the whole peptide. The positive response to p277 was dependent on administration of a threshold dose of peptide. Therapy was accompanied by the regression of intra-islet inflammation and the reappearance of histologically normal islets. Successful peptide therapy was associated with downregulation of T-cell immunity to p277. Adoptive transfer experiments demonstrated that the spleen cells of p277-treated mice were no longer diabetogenic and also could suppress the diabetogenic potential of cotransferred spleen cells of untreated female NOD mice. These results indicate that specific treatment of diabetes with a defined peptide can reprogram the autoimmune response.
This article was published in Diabetes and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords