Jan-Hendrik Riedel

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Immature renal dendritic cells (DCs) are protective early in murine crescentic GN, but the mechanisms underlying this protection are unknown. Here, depletion of DCs reduced the recruitment of invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells, which attenuate GN, into the kidney in the early stage of experimental crescentic GN. More than 90% of renal iNKT cells(More)
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) have an important role in the immune system's response to different forms of infectious and noninfectious pathologies. In particular, IL-5- and IL-13-producing type 2 ILCs (ILC2s) have been implicated in repair mechanisms that restore tissue integrity after injury. However, the presence of renal ILCs in humans has not been(More)
T cells recruited to the kidney contribute to tissue damage in crescentic and proliferative glomerulonephritides. Chemokines and their receptors regulate T cell trafficking, but the expression profile and functional importance of chemokine receptors for renal CD4+ T cell subsets are incompletely understood. In this study, we observed that renal FoxP3+CD4+(More)
Th1 and Th17 subtype effector CD4(+) T cells are thought to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of human and experimental crescentic glomerulonephritis. The time course, mechanism, and functions of Th1 and Th17 cell recruitment, and their potential interaction in glomerulonephritis, however, remain to be elucidated. We performed interventional studies(More)
The TH17 immune response has a central role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, implicating the TH17 master cytokine, IL-17A, as the critical mediator of diseases such as human and experimental crescentic GN. However, the relative importance of additional TH17 effector cytokines, including IL-17F, in immune-mediated tissue injury remains to be fully(More)
Th17 cells are most abundant in the gut, where their presence depends on the intestinal microbiota. Here, we examined whether intestinal Th17 cells contribute to extra-intestinal Th17 responses in autoimmune kidney disease. We found high frequencies of Th17 cells in the kidneys of patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmatic antibody (ANCA)-associated(More)
Chemokines and chemokine receptors are implicated in regulatory T cell (Treg) trafficking to sites of inflammation and suppression of excessive immune responses in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases; however, the specific requirements for Treg migration into the inflamed organs and the positioning of these cells within the tissue are incompletely(More)
CD4+ T cells are important drivers of tissue damage in immune-mediated renal diseases, such as anti-glomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated glomerulonephritis, and lupus nephritis. The discovery of a distinct, IL-17-producing CD4+ T-cell lineage termed T helper type 17 (TH17) cells has markedly(More)
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