Epitopes described in "Spontaneous relapsing-remitting EAE in the SJL/J mouse: MOG-reactive transgenic T cells recruit endogenous MOG-specific B cells."

Article Authors:Bernadette Pöllinger; Gurumoorthy Krishnamoorthy; Kerstin Berer; Hans Lassmann; Michael R Bösl; Robert Dunn; Helena S Domingues; Andreas Holz; Florian C Kurschus; Hartmut Wekerle
Article Title:Spontaneous relapsing-remitting EAE in the SJL/J mouse: MOG-reactive transgenic T cells recruit endogenous MOG-specific B cells.
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Reference ID:1014947
Abstract:We describe new T cell receptor (TCR) transgenic mice (relapsing-remitting [RR] mice) carrying a TCR specific for myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) peptide 92-106 in the context of I-A(s). Backcrossed to the SJL/J background, most RR mice spontaneously develop RR experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) with episodes often altering between different central nervous system tissues like the cerebellum, optic nerve, and spinal cord. Development of spontaneous EAE depends on the presence of an intact B cell compartment and on the expression of MOG autoantigen. There is no spontaneous EAE development in B cell-depleted mice or in transgenic mice lacking MOG. Transgenic T cells seem to expand MOG autoreactive B cells from the endogenous repertoire. The expanded autoreactive B cells produce autoantibodies binding to a conformational epitope on the native MOG protein while ignoring the T cell target peptide. The secreted autoantibodies are pathogenic, enhancing demyelinating EAE episodes. RR mice constitute the first spontaneous animal model for the most common form of multiple sclerosis (MS), RR MS.
Affiliations:Department of Neuroimmunology, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, D-82152 Martinsried, Germany.
Reference Type:Literature
PubMed ID:19487416
Journal:J Exp Med
Journal Volume:206
Article Pages:1303-16
Journal ISSN:0022-1007
Article Chemical List:Autoantibodies;Autoantigens;Immunoglobulins;Interleukins;MOG protein, human;Mog protein, mouse;Myelin Proteins;Myelin-Associated Glycoprotein;Myelin-Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein;Peptide Fragments;Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell;Interferons
Article MeSH List:Animals; Autoantibodies(immunology); Autoantigens(immunology); B-Lymphocytes(cytology; immunology); Brain(metabolism; pathology); Complement Activation; Disease Models, Animal; Encephalomyelitis, Autoimmune, Experimental(immunology; pathology; physiopathology); Female; Humans; Immunoglobulins(immunology); Interferons(immunology); Interleukins(immunology); Male; Mice; Mice, Transgenic; Multiple Sclerosis(immunology; pathology); Myelin Proteins; Myelin-Associated Glycoprotein(genetics; immunology); Myelin-Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein; Peptide Fragments(genetics; immunology); Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell(genetics; immunology); Spinal Cord(metabolism; pathology); T-Lymphocytes(cytology; immunology)
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