Epitopes described in "A single nonamer from the Yersinia 60-kDa heat shock protein is the target of HLA-B27-restricted CTL response in Yersinia-induced reactive arthritis."

Article Authors:S Ugrinovic; A Mertz; P Wu; J Braun; J Sieper
Article Title:A single nonamer from the Yersinia 60-kDa heat shock protein is the target of HLA-B27-restricted CTL response in Yersinia-induced reactive arthritis.
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Reference ID:1006208
Abstract:The reason for the high association of HLA-B27 with diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis and reactive arthritis is not clear. In reactive arthritis, the triggering bacteria are known, thus allowing investigation of their interaction with HLA-B27. CTL lines derived from five patients with Yersinia-induced reactive arthritis were raised by repeated stimulation in vitro with either Yersinia-infected autologous macrophages (four patients) or pooled peptides (three patients) having the HLA-B27-binding motif. The peptides were derived from five Yersinia proteins and from the chlamydial 57-kDa heat shock protein (hsp). Cytotoxicity of T cell lines was then tested against these peptides. Lytic activity was obtained with T cells stimulated with viable Yersinia or pooled peptides. Targets successfully used for lysis were cells pulsed with peptides from the Yersinia 60-kDa hsp, but not cells pulsed with peptides from other Yersinia proteins or the chlamydial hsp. T cell lines raised with 60-kDa peptides also lysed targets infected with Yersinia. Most interestingly, all three CTL lines tested (one raised with Yersinia; two with pool of peptides) recognized only one single peptide (321-329) of seven tested from the Yersinia hsp60. Cytotoxicity occurred only when target cells were matched for HLA-B27. This identification of an immunogenic peptide derived from an arthritogenic bacterium and presented by HLA-B27 opens the way for future investigation of the role of T cells specific for this peptide or cross-reacting peptides, in the immunopathology of HLA-B27-associated diseases.
Affiliations:Department of Medicine, Klinikum Benjamin Franklin, Free University, Berlin, Germany.
Reference Type:Literature
PubMed ID:9548516
Journal:J Immunol
Journal Volume:159
Article Pages:5715-23
Journal ISSN:0022-1767
Article Chemical List:Bacterial Proteins;Epitopes;HLA-B27 Antigen;Heat-Shock Proteins;Peptide Fragments
Article MeSH List:Arthritis, Infectious(immunology; microbiology ); Bacterial Proteins(immunology ); CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes(immunology ); Cell Line; Epitopes; HLA-B27 Antigen(immunology ); Heat-Shock Proteins(chemistry; immunology ); Humans; Peptide Fragments(immunology ); Synovial Fluid(cytology ); T-Lymphocytes, Cytotoxic(immunology ); Yersinia(chemistry )
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