Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with an autoimmune component and associated with joint inflammation in up to 30% of cases. To investigate autoreactive T cells, we developed an imiquimod-induced psoriasis-like inflammation model in K5-mOVA.tg C57BL/6 mice expressing ovalbumin (OVA) on the keratinocyte membrane, adoptively transferred with OT-I OVA-specific CD8+ T cells. We evaluated the expansion of OT-I CD8+ T cells and their localization in skin, blood, and spleen. scRNA-seq and TCR sequencing data from patients with psoriatic arthritis were also analyzed. In the imiquimod-treated K5-mOVA.tg mouse model, OT-I T cells were markedly expanded in the skin and blood at early time points. OT-I T cells in the skin showed mainly CXCR3+ effector memory phenotype, whereas in peripheral blood there was an expansion of CCR4+CXCR3+ OT-I cells. At a later time point, expanded OVA-specific T-cell population was found in the spleen. In patients with psoriatic arthritis, scRNA-seq and TCR sequencing data showed clonal expansion of CCR4+ TCM cells in the circulation and further expansion in the synovial fluid. Importantly, there was a clonotype overlap between CCR4+ TCM in the peripheral blood and CD8+ T-cell effectors in the synovial fluid. This mechanism could play a role in the generation and spreading of autoreactive T cells to the synovioentheseal tissues in psoriasis patients at risk of developing psoriatic arthritis.

CCR4+ CD8+ T cells clonally expand to differentiated effectors in murine psoriasis and in human psoriatic arthritis

Casciano, Fabio
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Marzola, Erika;Guerrini, Remo;Secchiero, Paola;Volinia, Stefano
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Reali, Eva
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2023

Abstract

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with an autoimmune component and associated with joint inflammation in up to 30% of cases. To investigate autoreactive T cells, we developed an imiquimod-induced psoriasis-like inflammation model in K5-mOVA.tg C57BL/6 mice expressing ovalbumin (OVA) on the keratinocyte membrane, adoptively transferred with OT-I OVA-specific CD8+ T cells. We evaluated the expansion of OT-I CD8+ T cells and their localization in skin, blood, and spleen. scRNA-seq and TCR sequencing data from patients with psoriatic arthritis were also analyzed. In the imiquimod-treated K5-mOVA.tg mouse model, OT-I T cells were markedly expanded in the skin and blood at early time points. OT-I T cells in the skin showed mainly CXCR3+ effector memory phenotype, whereas in peripheral blood there was an expansion of CCR4+CXCR3+ OT-I cells. At a later time point, expanded OVA-specific T-cell population was found in the spleen. In patients with psoriatic arthritis, scRNA-seq and TCR sequencing data showed clonal expansion of CCR4+ TCM cells in the circulation and further expansion in the synovial fluid. Importantly, there was a clonotype overlap between CCR4+ TCM in the peripheral blood and CD8+ T-cell effectors in the synovial fluid. This mechanism could play a role in the generation and spreading of autoreactive T cells to the synovioentheseal tissues in psoriasis patients at risk of developing psoriatic arthritis.
2023
Montico, Guendalina; Mingozzi, Francesca; Casciano, Fabio; Protti, Giulia; Gornati, Laura; Marzola, Erika; Banfi, Giuseppe; Guerrini, Remo; Secchiero,...espandi
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