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Targeting SIRP-a protects from type 2 -driven allergic airway inflammation

Raymond, Marianne, Van, Vu Quang, Rubio, Manuel, Welzenbach, Karl and Sarfati, Marika (2010) Targeting SIRP-a protects from type 2 -driven allergic airway inflammation. European Journal of Immunology, 12 (40). pp. 3510-3518. ISSN 0014-2980


The interplay between innate and adaptive immune responses is essential for the establishment of allergic diseases. CD47 and its receptor, signal regulatory protein α (SIRP-α), govern innate cell trafficking. We previously reported that administration of CD47(+/+) but not CD47(-/-) SIRP-α(+) BM-derived DC (BMDC) induced airway inflammation and Th2 responses in otherwise resistant CD47-deficient mice. We show here that early administration of a CD47-Fc fusion molecule suppressed the accumulation of SIRP-α(+) DC in mediastinal LN, the development of systemic and local Th2 responses as well as airway inflammation in sensitized and challenged BALB/c mice. Mechanistic studies highlighted that SIRP-α ligation by CD47-Fc on BMDC did not impair Ag uptake, Ag presentation and Ag-specific DO11.10 Tg Th2 priming and effector function in vitro, whereas in vivo administration of CD47-Fc or CD47-Fc-pretreated BMDC inhibited Tg T-cell proliferation, pinpointing that altered DC trafficking accounts for defective Th priming. We conclude that the CD47/SIRP-α axis may be harnessed in vivo to suppress airway SIRP-α(+) DC homing to mediastinal LN, Th2 responses and allergic airway inflammation.

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Keywords: SIRP-a, dendritic cells, Th2, airway inflammation
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Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 13:16
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 13:16


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