Leukotriene B4 receptor-1 is essential for allergen-mediated recruitment of CD8+ T cells and airway hyperresponsiveness

Nobuaki Miyahara, Katsuyuki Takeda, Satoko Miyahara, Christian Taube, Anthony Joetham, Toshiyuki Koya, Shigeki Matsubara, Azzeddine Dakhama, Andrew M. Tager, Andrew D. Luster, Erwin W. Gelfand

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Recent studies in both human and rodents have indicated that in addition to CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells play an important role in allergic inflammation. We previously demonstrated that allergen-sensitized and -challenged CD8-deficient (CD8-/-) mice develop significantly lower airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR), eosinophilic inflammation, and IL-13 levels in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid compared with wild-type mice, and that all these responses were restored by adoptive transfer of in vivo-primed CD8+ T cells or in vitro-generated effector CD8+ T cells (TEFF). Recently, leukotriene B4 and its high affinity receptor, BLT1, have been shown to mediate in vitro-generated TEFF recruitment into inflamed tissues. In this study we investigated whether BLT1 is essential for the development of CD8+ T cell-mediated allergic AHR and inflammation. Adoptive transfer of in vivo-primed BLT1+/+, but not BLT1-/-, CD8 + T cells into sensitized and challenged CD8-/- mice restored AHR, eosinophilic inflammation, and IL-13 levels. Moreover, when adoptively transferred into sensitized CD8-/- mice, in vitro-generated BLT1+/+, but not BLT1-/-, TEFF accumulated in the lung and mediated these altered airway responses to allergen challenge. These data are the first to show both a functional and an essential role for BLT1 in allergen-mediated CD8+ TEFF recruitment into the lung and development of AHR and airway inflammation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4979-4984
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Immunology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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