Cutting edge: CD83 regulates the development of cellular immunity.


We recently found that human CD83, a marker of mature dendritic cells, is an adhesion receptor that binds to resting monocytes and a subset of activated CD8(+) T cells. We injected CD83-Ig into mice transplanted with the immunogenic P815 mastocytoma and showed that it significantly enhanced the rate of tumor growth and inhibited the development of cytotoxic T cells. In contrast, mice immunized with CD83-transfected K1735 cells, a poorly immunogenic melanoma, could prevent the outgrowth of wild-type K1735 cells. Studies performed in vitro with human PBL showed that coimmobilized CD83-Ig and anti-CD3 enhanced T cell proliferation and increased the proportion of CD8(+) T cells. CD83-transfected B-lymphoblastoid T51 cells stimulated T cell proliferation more effectively than untransfected T51 cells in MLR cultures and increased the generation of cytolytic T cells. We conclude that CD83 is a functionally important receptor that can regulate the development of cellular immunity by interacting with its ligand(s).

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@article{Scholler2002CuttingEC, title={Cutting edge: CD83 regulates the development of cellular immunity.}, author={Nathalie Scholler and Martha S Hayden-Ledbetter and Amber Dahlin and Ingegerd Hellstr{\"{o}m and Karl Erik Hellstr{\"{o}m and Jeffrey A . Ledbetter}, journal={Journal of immunology}, year={2002}, volume={168 6}, pages={2599-602} }