Innate immune responses in Lyme borreliosis: Enhanced tumour necrosis factor-a and interleukin-12 in asymptomatic individuals in response to live spirochetes
2005 (English)In: Clinical and Experimental Immunology, ISSN 0009-9104, E-ISSN 1365-2249, Vol. 141, no 1, 89-98 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Innate immunity is important for early defence against borrelia spirochetes and should play a role in the clinical outcome of the infection. In order to study early cytokine responses, in vitro differentiated dendritic cells (DCs) and whole blood cells from 21 patients with different clinical outcomes of Lyme neuroborreliosis were stimulated with live borrelia spirochetes. The borrelia-induced secretion of interleukin (IL)-4, IL-10, IL-12p70, Interferon (INF)-? and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-a in DCs and IL-1ß, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12p70, TNF-a, regulated upon activation normal T cell expressed and secreted (RANTES), monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-1a, MIP-1ß and eotaxin in whole blood cells was measured by enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) and multiplex arrays, respectively. We found increased numbers of TNF-a-secreting DCs (P = 0.018) in asymptomatic seropositive individuals compared to patients with subacute neuroborreliosis and seronegative controls. Asymptomatic individuals were also found to have elevated levels of IL-12p70 (P = 0.031) in whole blood cell supernatants compared to seronegative controls. These results are in line with previous experiments using cells of the adaptive immune response, indicating that strong T helper type 1 (Th1) proinflammatory responses might be associated with a successful resolution of Lyme disease. © 2005 British Society for Immunology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 141, no 1, 89-98 p.
Borrelia, Clinical outcome, Dendritic cell, IL-12p70, TNF-a
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50469DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2005.02820.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50469DiVA: diva2:271365