Visualizing CTL activity for different CD8(+) effector T cells supports the idea that lower TCR/epitope avidity may be advantageous for target cell killing

Jenkins, M.R., La Gruta, N.L., Doherty, P.C., Trapani, J.A., Turner, S.J. and Waterhouse, N.J. (2009) Visualizing CTL activity for different CD8(+) effector T cells supports the idea that lower TCR/epitope avidity may be advantageous for target cell killing. Cell Death and Differentiation, 16 4: 537-542. doi:10.1038/cdd.2008.176


Author Jenkins, M.R.
La Gruta, N.L.
Doherty, P.C.
Trapani, J.A.
Turner, S.J.
Waterhouse, N.J.
Title Visualizing CTL activity for different CD8(+) effector T cells supports the idea that lower TCR/epitope avidity may be advantageous for target cell killing
Formatted title
Visualizing CTL activity for different CD8+ effector T cells supports the idea that lower TCR/epitope avidity may be advantageous for target cell killing
Journal name Cell Death and Differentiation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1350-9047
1476-5403
Publication date 2009-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/cdd.2008.176
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 16
Issue 4
Start page 537
End page 542
Total pages 6
Editor D.R. Green
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Time-lapse video microscopy allows analysis of the interaction between individual CTLs and adherent peptide-pulsed targets, from contact, to lymphocyte detachment, APC rounding, phosphatidylserine exposure and finally loss of plasma membrane integrity characteristic of end-stage apoptosis. Using in vitro-stimulated effectors specific for the ovalbumin KbOVA257 (OT-I) and influenza A virus DbNP366 and DbPA224 epitopes, no significant correlation was found between the duration of CTL contact and the time to phosphatidylserine exposure or loss of membrane integrity. Furthermore, there were minimal indications that transgenic T cells specific for the KbOVA257 epitope (TCR) diversity had any effect. However, when the analysis was repeated with DbNP366 and Db PA224-specific CTLs recovered directly from the lungs of mice with influenza pneumonia, the lower avidity DbNP366 -specific set was found to elute much more quickly. Shorter contact time may allow individual CTLs to lyse more targets, suggesting that lower TCR/epitope avidity may be more beneficial than higher epitope avidity for cell-mediated immunity.
Keyword Apoptosis
Cytotoxicity
T cells
Cytotoxic
Viral
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Published online 9 January 2009.

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