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tertiary lymphoid organ

Gareth W Jones, David G Hill, Simon A Jones
Tertiary lymphoid organs (TLOs) are frequently observed in tissues affected by non-resolving inflammation as a result of infection, autoimmunity, cancer, and allograft rejection. These highly ordered structures resemble the cellular composition of lymphoid follicles typically associated with the spleen and lymph node compartments. Although TLOs within tissues show varying degrees of organization, they frequently display evidence of segregated T and B cell zones, follicular dendritic cell networks, a supporting stromal reticulum, and high endothelial venules...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Gwendalyn J Randolph, Shashi Bala, Jean-François Rahier, Michael W Johnson, Peter L Wang, ILKe Nalbantoglu, Laurent Dubuquoy, Amélie Chau, Benjamin Pariente, Alex Kartheuser, Bernd H Zinselmeyer, Jean-Frederic Colombel
Early pathological descriptions of Crohn disease (CD) argued for a potential defect in lymph transport; however, this concept has not been thoroughly investigated. In mice, poor healing in response to infection-induced tissue damage can cause hyperpermeable lymphatic collecting vessels in mesenteric adipose tissue that impair antigen and immune cell access to mesenteric lymph nodes (LNs), which normally sustain appropriate immunity. To investigate whether analogous changes might occur in human intestinal disease, we established a three-dimensional imaging approach to characterize the lymphatic vasculature in mesenteric tissue from controls or patients with CD...
October 13, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
Yuka Kobayashi, Takeshi Watanabe
We previously generated artificial lymph node-like tertiary lymphoid organs (artTLOs) in mice using lymphotoxin α-expressing stromal cells. Here, we show the construction of transplantable and functional artTLOs by applying soluble factors trapped in slow-releasing gels in the absence of lymphoid tissue organizer stromal cells. The resultant artTLOs were easily removable, transplantable, and were capable of attracting memory B and T cells. Importantly, artTLOs induced a powerful antigen-specific secondary immune response, which was particularly pronounced in immune-compromised hosts...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Katrijn Neyt, Corine H GeurtsvanKessel, Kim Deswarte, Hamida Hammad, Bart N Lambrecht
Inducible bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (iBALT) is a long lasting tertiary lymphoid tissue that can be induced following influenza A virus (IAV) infection. Previous studies have shown that iBALT structures containing germinal center (GC) B cells protect against repeated infection by contributing locally to the cellular and humoral immune response. If we are to exploit this in vaccination strategies, we need a better understanding on how iBALT structures are induced. One hypothesis is that the strength of the initial innate response dictates induction of iBALT...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Eóin N McNamee, Jesús Rivera-Nieves
Organized lymphoid tissues like the thymus first appeared in jawed vertebrates around 500 million years ago and have evolved to equip the host with a network of specialized sites, strategically located to orchestrate strict immune-surveillance and efficient immune responses autonomously. The gut-associated lymphoid tissues maintain a mostly tolerant environment to dampen our responses to daily dietary and microbial products in the intestine. However, when this homeostasis is perturbed by chronic inflammation, the intestine is able to develop florid organized tertiary lymphoid tissues (TLT), which heralds the onset of regional immune dysregulation...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Kristina J H Kleinwort, Barbara Amann, Stefanie M Hauck, Regina Feederle, Walter Sekundo, Cornelia A Deeg
PURPOSE: Recently, formation of tertiary lymphoid structures was demonstrated and further characterized in the R161H mouse model of spontaneous autoimmune uveitis. In the horse model of spontaneous recurrent uveitis, intraocular lymphoid follicle formation is highly characteristic, and found in all stages and scores of disease, but in depth analyses of immunologic features of these structures are lacking to date. METHODS: Paraffin-embedded eye sections of cases with equine spontaneous recurrent uveitis (ERU) were characterized with immunohistochemistry to gain insight into the distribution, localization, and signaling of immune cells in intraocular tertiary lymphoid tissues...
August 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Aliyah M Weinstein, Walter J Storkus
Peripheral node addressin (PNAd) marks high endothelial venules (HEV), which are crucial for the recruitment of lymphocytes into lymphoid organs in non-mucosal tissue sites. PNAd is a sulfated and fucosylated glycoprotein recognized by the prototypic monoclonal antibody, MECA-79. PNAd is the ligand for L-selectin, which is expressed on the surface of naive and central memory T cells, where it mediates leukocyte rolling on vascular endothelial surfaces. Although PNAd was first identified in the HEV of peripheral lymph nodes, recent work suggests a critical role for PNAd in the context of chronic inflammatory diseases, where it can be used as a marker for the formation of tertiary lymphoid organs (TLOs)...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Francesca Brunini, Theresa H Page, Maurizio Gallieni, Charles D Pusey
The anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV) are a heterogeneous group of diseases causing inflammation in small blood vessels and linked by the presence of circulating ANCA specific for proteinase 3 (PR3) or myeloperoxidase (MPO). These antigens are present both in the cytoplasmic granules and on the surface of neutrophils, and the effect of ANCA on neutrophil biology has been extensively studied. In contrast, less attention has been paid to the role of monocytes in AAV. These cells contain PR3 and MPO in lysosomes and can also express them at the cell surface...
August 2, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
Jan Schinköthe, Heike Köhler, Elisabeth M Liebler-Tenorio
Oral infection of goats with Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis (MAH) resulted in a large variety of granulomas in organized gut-associated lymphatic tissues and intestinal lymph nodes. To characterize the cellular composition of granulomas, CD4(+), CD8(+), γδ, B lymphocytes and plasma, CD25(+), CD68(+), MHC-II(+), Ki67(+) and endothelial cells were labeled in consecutive frozen sections by immunohistochemistry and acid fast bacilli (AFB) by Kinyoun stain. Granulomas with extensive necrosis, little mineralization and variable numbers of AFB surrounded by many CD4(+) T cells, but only few epitheloid macrophages were observed in severely sick goats at 2-3mpi...
August 2016: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Sudheer K Pabbisetty, Whitney Rabacal, Emmanuel J Volanakis, Vrajesh V Parekh, Danyvid Olivares-Villagómez, Delphine Cendron, Kelli L Boyd, Luc Van Kaer, Eric Sebzda
Tregs are essential for maintaining peripheral tolerance, and thus targeting these cells may aid in the treatment of autoimmunity and cancer by enhancing or reducing suppressive functions, respectively. Before these cells can be harnessed for therapeutic purposes, it is necessary to understand how they maintain tolerance under physiologically relevant conditions. We now report that transcription factor Kruppel-like factor 2 (KLF2) controls naive Treg migration patterns via regulation of homeostatic and inflammatory homing receptors, and that in its absence KLF2-deficient Tregs are unable to migrate efficiently to secondary lymphoid organs (SLOs)...
August 9, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Brenda J Olivier, Cathy Cailotto, Jan van der Vliet, Marlene Knippenberg, Mascha J Greuter, Francisca W Hilbers, Tanja Konijn, Anje A Te Velde, Martijn A Nolte, Guy E Boeckxstaens, Wouter J de Jonge, Reina E Mebius
Tertiary lymphoid tissue (TLT) is lymphoid tissue that forms in adult life as a result of chronic inflammation in a tissue or organ. TLT has been shown to form in a variety of chronic inflammatory diseases, though it is not clear if and how TLT develops in the inflamed colon during inflammatory bowel disease. Here, we show that TLT develops as newly formed lymphoid tissue in the colon following dextran sulphate sodium induced colitis in C57BL/6 mice, where it can be distinguished from the preexisting colonic patches and solitary intestinal lymphoid tissue...
October 2016: European Journal of Immunology
Nobuyoshi Hiraoka, Yoshinori Ino, Rie Yamazaki-Itoh
Tertiary lymphoid organs (TLOs) are induced postnatally in non-lymphoid tissues such as those affected by chronic infections, autoimmune diseases, and chronic allograft rejection, and also in cancer tissues. TLOs are thought to provide important lymphocytic functional environments for both cellular and humoral immunity, similar to lymph nodes or Peyer's patches. TLOs have a structure similar to that of lymph nodes or Peyer's patches, including T cell zones, B cell follicles, and high endothelial venules (HEV) without encapsulation...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Jan Kranich, Nike Julia Krautler
Follicular dendritic cells (FDCs) are stromal cells residing in primary follicles and in germinal centers of secondary and tertiary lymphoid organs (SLOs and TLOs). There, they play a crucial role in B-cell activation and affinity maturation of antibodies. FDCs have the unique capacity to bind and retain native antigen in B-cell follicles for long periods of time. Therefore, FDCs shape the B-cell antigenome (the sum of all B-cell antigens) in SLOs and TLOs. In this review, we discuss recent findings that explain how this stromal cell type can arise in almost any tissue during TLO formation and, furthermore, focus on the mechanisms of antigen capture and retention involved in the generation of long-lasting antigen depots displayed on FDCs...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Giles Desmond Walters, Carola G Vinuesa
The recently described T follicular helper (Tfh) cell is required for the production of high affinity antibody. After contact with follicular dendritic cells, Tfh cells move into the germinal centre and provide help to B cells both by direct B cell-T cell interaction and production of IL-21. This drives proliferation, differentiation, and affinity maturation of the B cells to produce plasma cells capable of secreting high-affinity antibody. Circulating Tfh cells are produced by movement of Tfh cells from lymph nodes after dendritic cell contact...
August 2016: Transplantation
Qiuheng Zhang, Elaine F Reed
The development of post-transplantation antibodies against non-HLA autoantigens is associated with rejection and decreased long-term graft survival. Although our knowledge of non-HLA antibodies is incomplete, compelling experimental and clinical findings demonstrate that antibodies directed against autoantigens such as angiotensin type 1 receptor, perlecan and collagen, contribute to the process of antibody-mediated acute and chronic rejection. The mechanisms that underlie the production of autoantibodies in the setting of organ transplantation is an important area of ongoing investigation...
August 2016: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Desheng Hu, Changjun Yin, Sarajo K Mohanta, Christian Weber, Andreas J R Habenicht
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the arterial wall characterized by lipid deposition, plaque formation, and immune cell infiltration. Innate and adaptive immune cells infiltrate the artery during development of the disease. Moreover, advanced disease leads to formation of artery tertiary lymphoid organs in the adventitia (Grabner et al., 2009; Hu et al., 2015). Various and diverse types of immune cells have been identified in the aorta adventitia vs atherosclerotic plaques (Elewa et al., 2016; Galkina et al...
June 5, 2016: Bio-protocol
Antoine Sicard, Chien-Chia Chen, Emmanuel Morelon, Olivier Thaunat
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) has emerged as a leading cause of allograft loss in solid organ transplantation. A better understanding of AMR immunopathology is a prerequisite to improve its management. RECENT FINDINGS: The prevalent dogma considers that AMR is the consequence of a thymo-dependent B-cell response against donor-specific polymorphic antigens (mainly mismatched human leukocyte antigen molecules).Nevertheless, antibodies directed against nonpolymorphic antigens expressed by the graft are also generated during chronic rejection and can contribute to allograft destruction...
August 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
Marc Clement, Adrien Galy, Patrick Bruneval, Marion Morvan, Fabien Hyafil, Khadija Benali, Nicoletta Pasi, Lydia Deschamps, Quentin Pellenc, Thomas Papo, Antonino Nicoletti, Karim Sacre
OBJECTIVE: The role of B cells in the pathogenesis of Takayasu arteritis (TA) is controversial. We aimed to study the presence of tertiary lymphoid organs (TLOs) in the aortic wall of TA patients. METHODS: Hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections from aorta specimens from patients with TA were screened for TLOs. The presence of B cell aggregates (CD20), follicular dendritic cells (FDCs, CD21), and high endothelial venules (HEVs, PNAd) was investigated by immunohistochemistry...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Giovanni Francesco Castino, Nina Cortese, Giovanni Capretti, Simone Serio, Giuseppe Di Caro, Rossana Mineri, Elena Magrini, Fabio Grizzi, Paola Cappello, Francesco Novelli, Paola Spaggiari, Massimo Roncalli, Cristina Ridolfi, Francesca Gavazzi, Alessandro Zerbi, Paola Allavena, Federica Marchesi
B-cell responses are emerging as critical regulators of cancer progression. In this study, we investigated the role of B lymphocytes in the microenvironment of human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), in a retrospective consecutive series of 104 PDAC patients and in PDAC preclinical models. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed that B cells occupy two histologically distinct compartments in human PDAC, either scatteringly infiltrating (CD20-TILs), or organized in tertiary lymphoid tissue (CD20-TLT). Only when retained within TLT, high density of B cells predicted longer survival (median survival 16...
April 2016: Oncoimmunology
Prasad Srikakulapu, Desheng Hu, Changjun Yin, Sarajo K Mohanta, Sai Vineela Bontha, Li Peng, Michael Beer, Christian Weber, Coleen A McNamara, Gianluca Grassia, Pasquale Maffia, Rudolf A Manz, Andreas J R Habenicht
OBJECTIVE: Explore aorta B-cell immunity in aged apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Transcript maps, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, immunofluorescence analyses, cell transfers, and Ig-ELISPOT (enzyme-linked immunospot) assays showed multilayered atherosclerosis B-cell responses in artery tertiary lymphoid organs (ATLOs). Aging-associated aorta B-cell-related transcriptomes were identified, and transcript atlases revealed highly territorialized B-cell responses in ATLOs versus atherosclerotic lesions: ATLOs showed upregulation of bona fide B-cell genes, including Cd19, Ms4a1 (Cd20), Cd79a/b, and Ighm although intima plaques preferentially expressed molecules involved in non-B effector responses toward B-cell-derived mediators, that is, Fcgr3 (Cd16), Fcer1g (Cd23), and the C1q family...
June 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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