The suppression of murine lupus by a tolerogenic peptide involves foxp3-expressing CD8 cells that are required for the optimal induction and function of foxp3-expressing CD4 cells.


A peptide, designated human CDR1 (hCDR1), that is based on the CDR1 of an anti-DNA Ab ameliorates systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in murine models via the induction of CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs). In the present study, the involvement of CD8 Tregs in the mode of action of hCDR1 was investigated in SLE-afflicted (NZB x NZW)F1 mice and in SJL… (More)


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