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Control of Regulatory T Cell Development by the Transcription Factor Foxp3
Foxp3, which encodes a transcription factor that is genetically defective in an autoimmune and inflammatory syndrome in humans and mice, is specifically expressed in naturally arising CD4+ regulatory T cells and retroviral gene transfer of Foxp3 converts naïve T cells toward a regulatory T cell phenotype similar to that of naturally occurring CD4+. Expand
Regulatory T Cells and Immune Tolerance
The cellular and molecular basis of Treg development and function is revealed and dysregulation of T Regs in immunological disease is implicates. Expand
CTLA-4 Control over Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cell Function
It is shown that a specific deficiency of cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) in Tregs results in spontaneous development of systemic lymphoproliferation, fatal T cell–mediated autoimmune disease, and hyperproduction of immunoglobulin E in mice. Expand
Functional delineation and differentiation dynamics of human CD4+ T cells expressing the FoxP3 transcription factor.
The dissection of FoxP3(+) cells into subsets enables one to analyze Treg cell differentiation dynamics and interactions in normal and disease states, and to control immune responses through manipulating particular FoxP 3(+) subpopulations. Expand
Mutations in the P. falciparum digestive vacuole transmembrane protein PfCRT and evidence for their role in chloroquine resistance.
The determinant of verapamil-reversible chloroquine resistance (CQR) in a Plasmodium falciparum genetic cross maps to a 36 kb segment of chromosome 7. This segment harbors a 13-exon gene, pfcrt,Expand
Foxp3+CD25+CD4+ natural regulatory T cells in dominant self‐tolerance and autoimmune disease
Elucidation of the molecular and cellular basis of this Treg‐mediated active maintenance of self‐tolerance will facilitate both the understanding of the pathogenetic mechanism of autoimmune disease and the development of novel methods of autoimmunity prevention and treatment via enhancing and re‐establishing T Reg‐mediated dominant control over self‐reactive T cells. Expand
Preferential recruitment of CCR6-expressing Th17 cells to inflamed joints via CCL20 in rheumatoid arthritis and its animal model
The results indicate that CCR6 expression contributes to Th17 cell function in autoimmune disease, especially in autoimmune arthritis such as RA. Expand
Crucial role of FOXP3 in the development and function of human CD25+CD4+ regulatory T cells.
FoxP3 is a crucial regulatory gene for the development and function of CD25(+)CD4(+) regulatory T cells, and can be used as their reliable marker for treatment of autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and negative control of various immune responses. Expand
Altered thymic T-cell selection due to a mutation of the ZAP-70 gene causes autoimmune arthritis in mice
It is shown that a spontaneous point mutation of the gene encoding an SH2 domain of ZAP-70, a key signal transduction molecule in T cells, causes chronic autoimmune arthritis in mice that resembles human RA in many aspects. Expand
Foxp3 controls regulatory T-cell function by interacting with AML1/Runx1
It is shown that the transcription factor AML1 (acute myeloid leukaemia 1)/Runx1 (Runt-related transcription factor 1), which is crucially required for normal haematopoiesis including thymic T-cell development, activates IL-2 and IFN-γ gene expression in conventional CD4+ T cells through binding to their respective promoters. Expand