Investigating immunological responses of WC1+ gamma delta T cells in cattle naturally infected with mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP)

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2018-01-01
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Albarrak, Saleh
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Jesse M. Hostetter
Ray W. Waters
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In these studies, we used non-infected cattle and cattle naturally infected with MAP that were either in the subclinical or clinical stage of infection to test the hypothesis that infection status influences WC1+ γδ T cells frequency, proliferation, and cytokine production. We found no significant differences between subclinical and clinical cattle with regard to WC1+ γδ T cells frequency in peripheral blood or in the ileum, a primary site for MAP infection. In PBMCs taken from MAP-infected cattle, WC1+ γδ T cells responded diffrentially to stimulation with PPD-J. In the clinical group, WC1+ γδ T cells failed to proliferate and the WC1.1 subset did not produce IFN-γ or IL-10 suggesting unresponsiveness. We evaluated the cytokine profile (mRNA) of the WC1+ γδ T cell subset in the ileum. Our data indicate a significant increase in the numbers of WC1+ γδ T cells expressing IL-10 in ileal tissues obtained from clinical cattle compared to subclinical and non-infected cattle. Expression of IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-17 and TGF-β by the WC1+ γδ T cell subset in the ileum was comparable among the examined groups. We used subclinical infected cattle to evaluate the impact of WC1+ γδ T cell depletion on cytokine production by PBMCs stimulated ex vivo with PPD-J. Independent of antigen (PPD), depletion of WC1+ γδ T cells resulted in a significant decrease in IL-4 secretion and a significant increase in IL-10 secretion suggesting a modulatory role for the WC1+ subset in this system. The present dissertation supports our hypothesis that MAP infection status influences immunological responses of WC1+ γδ T cells in peripheral blood and at the sites of MAP infection. Our data suggest that the WC1+ γδ T cell subset may contribute to the immune responses that control MAP infection during the subclinical stage and those that promote disease progression during the terminal stages of MAP infection.

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