Laurie E. Harrington

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CD4(+) T cells producing interleukin 17 (IL-17) are associated with autoimmunity, although the precise mechanisms that control their development are undefined. Here we present data that challenge the idea of a shared developmental pathway with T helper type 1 (T(H)1) or T(H)2 lineages and instead favor the idea of a distinct effector lineage we call(More)
A new lineage of effector CD4+ T cells characterized by production of interleukin (IL)-17, the T-helper-17 (T(H)17) lineage, was recently described based on developmental and functional features distinct from those of classical T(H)1 and T(H)2 lineages. Like T(H)1 and T(H)2, T(H)17 cells almost certainly evolved to provide adaptive immunity tailored to(More)
Since its conception two decades ago, the Th1-Th2 paradigm has provided a framework for understanding T cell biology and the interplay of innate and adaptive immunity. Naive T cells differentiate into effector T cells with enhanced functional potential for orchestrating pathogen clearance largely under the guidance of cytokines produced by cells of the(More)
The naive CD4 T cell is a multipotential precursor with defined antigen recognition specificity but substantial plasticity for development down distinct effector or regulatory lineages, contingent upon signals from cells of the innate immune system. The range of identified effector CD4 T cell lineages has recently expanded with description of an(More)
CD4(+) regulatory T cells (T(reg) cells) that produce interleukin 10 (IL-10) are important contributors to immune homeostasis. We generated mice with a 'dual-reporter' system of the genes encoding IL-10 and the transcription factor Foxp3 to track T(reg) subsets based on coordinate or differential expression of these genes. Secondary lymphoid tissues, lung(More)
The Th1/Th2 paradigm has provided the framework for understanding CD4 T-cell biology and the interplay between innate and adaptive immunity for almost two decades. Recent studies have defined a previously unknown arm of the CD4 T-cell effector response--the Th17 lineage--that promises to change our understanding of immune regulation, immune pathogenesis and(More)
Chromatin dynamics that regulate Ifng gene expression are incompletely understood. By using cross-species comparative sequence analyses, we have identified conserved noncoding sequences (CNSs) upstream of the Ifng gene, one of which, located -22 kb from the transcriptional start site, contains clustered consensus binding sequences of transcription factors(More)
Apoptosis is a critical regulator of homeostasis in the immune system. In this study we demonstrate that memory CD8(+) T cells are more resistant to apoptosis than naive cells. After whole body irradiation of mice, both naive and memory CD8(+) T cells decreased in number, but the reduction in the number of naive cells was 8-fold greater than that in memory(More)
Recombinant vaccinia viruses (rVV) have been extensively used as vaccines, but there is little information about the total magnitude of the VV-specific T-cell response and how this compares to the immune response to the foreign gene(s) expressed by the rVV. To address this issue, we quantitated the T-cell responses to both the viral vector and the insert(More)
The developmental pathways of long-lived memory CD8 T cells and the lineage relationship between memory T cell subsets remain controversial. Although some studies indicate the two major memory T cell subsets, central memory T (T(CM)) and effector memory T (T(EM)), are related lineages, others suggest that these subsets arise and are maintained independently(More)