B7-H4 induces donor-specific tolerance in mouse islet allografts

Xiaojie Wang, Jianqiang Hao, Daniel L. Metzger, Alice Mui, Ziliang Ao, C. Bruce Verchere, Lieping Chen, Dawei Ou, Garth L. Warnock

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Negative cosignaling molecules play an important role in regulating T-cell responses to alloantigen stimulation. We recently reported that adenoviral-mediated transduction of islet allografts with B7-H4 inhibits allograft rejection. In this study, we investigate the mechanism for B7-H4-induced prolongation of mouse islet allograft survival. Streptozotocin-induced diabetic C57BL/6 mice were rendered normoglycemic by renal subcapsular implants of B7-H4-transduced BALB/c islets. Grafts and spleens were removed after days 2, 10, and 60 (n = 8 each) for characterization of kinetics of Foxp3 and interleukin 10 (IL-10) expression. Mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) was done at day 60. Ten mice were subjected to nephrectomy at 60 days and then five were implanted with secondary BALB/c islets and five were given third-party CBA/J islets. An increase in Foxp3 and IL-10 mRNA expression was detected in recipients' spleens at day 60 and this was associated with increased quantities of Foxp3 + cells. Splenocytes at day 60 showed hyporesponsiveness during MLR to alloantigen stimulation. Proliferation was partially restored after CD25 + T-cell depletion. Secondary BALB/c islets survived for 79 ± 29 days compared with 21 ± 3.6 days for CBA/J islets (p <0.001). Local expression of B7-H4 induces long-term unresponsiveness to donor-specific alloantigens, and is associated with T regulatory cells, suggesting the development of tolerance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-111
Number of pages13
JournalCell Transplantation
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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T-cells
Isoantigens
Lymphocytes
Allografts
Mixed Lymphocyte Culture Test
Interleukin-10
Spleen
Grafts
T-Lymphocytes
Regulatory T-Lymphocytes
Streptozocin
Nephrectomy
Inbred C57BL Mouse
Molecules
Kinetics
Transplants
Kidney
Messenger RNA

Keywords

  • B7-H4
  • Islet allograft tolerance
  • Regulatory T cells
  • Secondary transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Transplantation
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Wang, X., Hao, J., Metzger, D. L., Mui, A., Ao, Z., Bruce Verchere, C., ... Warnock, G. L. (2012). B7-H4 induces donor-specific tolerance in mouse islet allografts. Cell Transplantation, 21(1), 99-111. https://doi.org/10.3727/096368911X582750

B7-H4 induces donor-specific tolerance in mouse islet allografts. / Wang, Xiaojie; Hao, Jianqiang; Metzger, Daniel L.; Mui, Alice; Ao, Ziliang; Bruce Verchere, C.; Chen, Lieping; Ou, Dawei; Warnock, Garth L.

In: Cell Transplantation, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2012, p. 99-111.

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Wang, X, Hao, J, Metzger, DL, Mui, A, Ao, Z, Bruce Verchere, C, Chen, L, Ou, D & Warnock, GL 2012, 'B7-H4 induces donor-specific tolerance in mouse islet allografts', Cell Transplantation, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 99-111. https://doi.org/10.3727/096368911X582750
Wang X, Hao J, Metzger DL, Mui A, Ao Z, Bruce Verchere C et al. B7-H4 induces donor-specific tolerance in mouse islet allografts. Cell Transplantation. 2012;21(1):99-111. https://doi.org/10.3727/096368911X582750
Wang, Xiaojie ; Hao, Jianqiang ; Metzger, Daniel L. ; Mui, Alice ; Ao, Ziliang ; Bruce Verchere, C. ; Chen, Lieping ; Ou, Dawei ; Warnock, Garth L. / B7-H4 induces donor-specific tolerance in mouse islet allografts. In: Cell Transplantation. 2012 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 99-111.
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